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 Cristopher Columbus - talks about the business of sailing for Maserati, why he'll never do the Volvo Ocean Race and his speed record from Hong Kong to London.

Videos, book details and photos of 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 with the eSailing World champs. 

Guests include Mat Belcher (AUS) Haannah Mills (GBR) Jorge Zarif (BRA) Lijia Xu (CHN)

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

May 18, 2018

Sam Davies and Lucy Hodges MBE guest. What's it like to sail blind and how it's done explained by World Champ Lucy Hodges. Yoho ho and a barrel of rum - Sam Davies prepares for the year's big transat and the 2020 Vendee Globe.


Sailing Uncovered- Ep17 Santi Lange & Golden Globe Race.

March 3, 2018

Cancer survivor and Olympic champion Santi Lange inspires us with his story of beating illness to defend his Olympic title. Plus 'The race too far' - the dramatic back-story of the Golden Globe Race with author Chris Eakin. 


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


Sailing Uncovered-Ep8 Vendee Globe Special

January 22, 2017

Dame Ellen MacArthur, Alex Thomson, Mike Golding, Francois Gabart join Sam Davies and Alec Wilkinson in Les Sables D'Olonne for a Vendee Globe special as the race comes to an amazing climax. A who's who of ocean racing stars!

Guests: Alex Thomson@5.15, Ellen MacArthur@11.15, Mike Golding@12.30, Francois Gabart@20.30  

Presented by Alec Wilkinson with Sam Davies

Duration: 30mins


Sailing Uncovered -Episode 7 Preview London Boat Show 2017

December 12, 2016

Ticket giveaways and top guests from 2017 London Boat Show including BBC R4 announcer and presenter of the Shipping Forecast Zeb Soanes and Olympic silver medallist and ocean rower Guin Batten. Win tickets to the show and a chance to appear on stage alongside your sailing heroes.

Listen to this episode for details of how to enter. (Terms&Conditions on our Facebook page; Sailing Uncovered)

PRESENTER: Alec Wilkinson

GUESTS: Mike Enser (British Marine) @0.40, Guin Batten @4.40, Zeb Soanes @15.00

Tot Dur:23.46


Sailing Uncovered - Episode 6 America’s Cup & Vendee Globe

December 2, 2016

Could Lance Armstrong compete in the next America's Cup? Has the winning boat already been decided? America's Cup veteran and commentator Kenny Read gazes into his crystal ball of forthright views. Sir Ben Ainslie, Jimmy Spithill and Peter Burling also look ahead to their Bermuda showdown in 2017.

And we hear about a British project aiming to snatch the Vendee Globe Race from its French masters.


Sailing Uncovered - Extra. Hannah Mills Sailor of the Year

November 9, 2016

Immediately after collecting sailing's top accolade Hannah Mills gives her reaction to Alec Wilkinson. Mills won gold in Rio with Saskia Clark in the 470 - adding to their silver medal at London 2012. The pair were presented the women's award at a glitzy ceremony in Barcelona.