Sailing Uncovered - EP19 World Championships Preview + eSailing World Champs

June 20, 2018

A star-studded preview of the 2018 World Championships plus how you can win a trip to Florida.

Alec Wilkinson speaks to:

Hannah Mills GBR @1'30

Mathew Belcher AUS @5'00

Jorge Zarif BRA @8'00

Lijia Xu CHN @19'00

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Sailing Uncovered- Ep18 Blind Sailing & on the Route Du Rhum

May 14, 2018

Sam Davies and Lucy Hodges MBE guest. Blind sailing World Champ Lucy Hodges describes match racing and the freedom sailing brings her. Yohoho and a barrel of rum - Sam Davies prepares for the year's big tansat as she trains for the 2020 Vendee Globe. Enjoy it? Please donate via the 'Patron' button.

Presenter: Alec Wilkinson 

Guests: Lucy Hodges at 02:00

            Sam Davies at 10:00

Twitter: @sailingshow

FaceBook: @sailing uncovered podcast 


Sailing Uncovered- Ep17 Santi Lange & Golden Globe Race.

March 2, 2018

Cancer-survivor and Olympic champion Santi Lange inspires us with his determination to beat illness and defend his Olympic title. Plus Colin Firth, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Donald Crowhurst - all now part of the famous Golden Globe Chris Eakin on 'The Race Too Far' that created legends and destroyed lives. My boat this month features the 505.


Olympic champ Santiago Lange @45"

3x World Champ Mike Holt @8'35"

Author Chris Eakin @10'15"

Total Duration: 23'30"


Sailing Uncovered - EXTRA Alex Thomson

January 11, 2018

Alex Thomson shares his plans for 2018 and updates us on his team's progress as they begin the design of the boat they hope will win the Vendee Globe in 2020. Alec Wilkinson caught up with him on stage at the London Boat Show. 


Sailing Uncovered - EP16. 2018 Tracy Edwards at the London Boat Show

December 20, 2017

Tracy Edwards shares her big plans for her iconic boat Maiden which she saved from the Indian Ocean. The first woman to skipper an all female crew around the world announces that men will be allowed on board for the first time as she sets sail around the globe once more. We also hear from the voice of BBC Radio 4's Shipping Forecast, Zeb Soanes as we preview the 2018 London Boat show. 

Guests: Mike Enser @1'30", Tracy Edwards @4'30", Zeb Soanes @14'45"

More info on Sailing Uncovered Facebook page and Twitter @sailingshow


Sailing Uncovered - Ep15 East Vs West coast? & Freestyle Windsurfing World Champ

November 22, 2017

East coast Vs West coast - we debate the USA's best side. Plus Sarah-Quita Offringa, freestyle superstar and multi World Champion talks windsurfing and what sailing could learn from her sport. 3 times 505 World Champion Mike Holt hotly debates the merits of west coast sailing. And a new feature where top sailors tell us why they love their boat. Presented by Alec Wilkinson.

  • Guests:
  • Mike Holt & Jesse Falsone @ 2.00
  • David Bargehr on the 470 @11.00
  • Sarah-Quita Offringa @12.30



Sailing Uncovered - Extra. Marit Bouwmeester 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year

November 8, 2017

Backstage at the World Sailing Awards in Mexico we catch up with Dutch Laser Radial sailor Marit Bouwmeester after her crowning as the 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year.

After months out injured, Bouwmeester made an astonishing comeback at the Laser Radial World Championships on home waters in Medemblik, the Netherlands and claimed an emphatic third world title.



Sailing Uncovered - Ep12 America’s Cup Special

June 23, 2017

The characters and stories you won't have heard from the 35th America's Cup - Bermuda rigs America's Cup. Bringing back the monohulls. Sailing a classic J-class. A skipper's winning speech. A bus to Uganda....we have it all in this special episode from Bermuda.


  • Paul Cayard
  • Iain Percy
  • Peter Isler
  • Mark Covell
  • Bob Fisher
  • Emma Outteridge

The Idiot's Guide: @rhodesvoiceuk


Sailing Uncovered - Ep11 Round the Island Race Preview

June 2, 2017

1600 sailors, 1000 boats - we preview the largest yacht race in the world. Everything you need to know about the Round the Island Race whether you're competing or watching. The hazards to avoid, the viewpoints to reach and the best old-timers' tips.



Sailing Uncovered - Ep10 Mutiny star Conrad Humphreys & Ellen MacArthur

April 23, 2017

Dehydration, hunger and crossing the Pacific - Mutiny star and round the world sailor Conrad Humphreys explains the hardships of recreating Cpt. Bligh's voyage of survival on TV. Dame Ellen MacArthur announces her latest voyage with her Cancer Trust. Presented by Alec Wilkinson.


  • Ellen MaCarthur @4mins
  • Conrad Humphreys @7mins