Sailing Uncovered - Ep20 Life changing voyages-Giovanni Soldini & Caspar Craven

July 18, 2018

How a young family changed their lives and sailed round the world (and made millions). Caspar Craven explains how they did it and how we can do it too.

Giovanni Soldini - Italy's greatest sailor since Christopher Columbus - talks about his tea clipper record from Hong Kong to London, the business of sailing Maserati and why he'll never do a Volvo Ocean Race.

Guests: Caspar Craven @15", Giovanni Soldini @23'00"

Details of Caspar Craven's book 'Where the Magic Happens' and soldini's beautiful trimaran Maserati on the Sailing Uncovered Facebook page.


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 - Ep14 Volvo Ocean Race

October 9, 2017

Your star-studded guide to the race. Kyle Langford, Dee Caffari and Mark Towill join Conrad Colman and Alec Wilkinson from their team bases. 

Kyle on sailing with arch-enemy Pete Burling. Mark on his American dream of sailing into Newport, Rhode Island. Dee on her young crew's initiation ceremonies. Conrad announces his own plans to compete.


Dee Caffari (GBR) @5'15

Kyle Langford (AUS) @16'

Mark Towill (USA) @25'

The idiot's guide: @rhodesvoiceuk

CO-HOST: Conrad Colman (NZL)


Sailing Uncovered - EP13 The Adventurers

August 23, 2017

Paddleboarding down the Danube, rowing the Atlantic and the 14 year old who sailed round the world. Adventurer and TV presenter Ben Fogle joins sports Broadcaster Timm Kruse and champions league sailor Jorgen Mohr Ernst.