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 this year's 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.  Conrad announces his plans to compete. Dee on her young crew's intitiation ceremonies. Mark on his American dream sailing into Newport, Rhode Island.


Dee Caffari @5'15

Kyle Langford @16'

Mark Towil @25'

The Idiot's Guide: @rhodesvoiceuk

CO-HOST:Conrad Colman

PRESENTER: Alec Wilkinson


Sailing Uncovered - Ep13 The Adventurers

August 23, 2017

Paddleboarding up 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 Jørgen Mohr Ernst. 

Guests: Tim Kruse @01:15, Ben Fogle @13:30, Jorgen Mohr Ernst @22:30

Go to our Facebook page (sailung uncovered podcast) for links to our guests websites and books.


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



Sailing Uncovered - Ep9 Magenta project, Volvo Ocean Race, Eco-sailing

March 16, 2017

Equality and ecology in sailing. Don't yawn, tune in - it's actually quite entertaining. Ocean racers Abby Ehler and Annie Lush tell us about the Magenta project. There's an update from Volvo Ocean Race director Phil Lawrence. Vendee Globe hopeful Phil Sharp aims to be the first to circumnavigate the world in a fossil fuel-free boat. 

Presenter Alec Wilkinson

Guests: Phil Lawrence @2mins

            Magenta Project @7mins

            Phil Sharp @15mins