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.


Sailing Uncovered - Extra. Santiago Lange World Sailor of the Year 2016

November 8, 2016

An emotional Santi Lange reacts to his World Sailor of the Year award. Alec Wilkinson grabs a few words with the Argentinian who won gold in Rio at the age of 54 a year after losing a lung to cancer.


Sailing Uncovered - Episode 5: Dee Caffari

October 29, 2016

This month is all about high seas adventures as round the world sailor Dee Caffari talks about the toughest race in sailing - the 2016-2017 Vendee Globe.
Also joining Alec Wilkinson is Conrad Manning who has his sights on the 2020 Vendee race but what does it to take to make the cut?

PRESENTER: Alec Wilkinson
GUESTS:       Dee Caffari
                     Conrad Manning


Sailing Uncovered - Episode 4: Saskia Clark & Nathan Outteridge

September 29, 2016
Two double Olympic medallists in one show! Plus a preview of the decisive event of the America's Cup World Series.

Nathan Outteridge and Saskia Clark are our special guests this month. Olympic champion Saskia Clark confirms her retirement, admits being scared of life after Team GB and has an important Bart's Bash update.

Aussie Nathan Outteridge on what life is really like in Bermuda for an America's Cup sailor, his fave Olympic medal and why he had to get away from sailing partner Iain Jensen. 

Dean Barker and Franck Cammas look ahead to the decisive event of the America's Cup World Series in Japan.

PRESENTER:  Alec Wilkinson

GUESTS:        Saskia Clark (GBR) @1'30"
                      Dean Barker (NZL) @9'17"
                      Franck Cammas (FRA)
                      Nathan Outteridge (AUS) @12'00"


Sailing Uncovered Episode 3 - Bart’s Bash

August 28, 2016

We look ahead to one of September's biggest international sailing events; 'Bart's Bash'. Thousands of sailors and clubs around the world will come together for the annual money raiser. Iain Percy doesn't mince his words on how sailing needs to get serious about safety. And we hear about a life-changing project in South Africa. Join Alec Wilkinson for Episode 3 of Sailing Uncovered.
Remember to follow us on Twitter: @sailingshow

PRESENTER: Alec Wilkinson

GUESTS:       Iain Percy, Artemis Racing
                     Rob Holden, Mossel Bay YC, South Africa
                     Richard Percy, Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation


Sailing Uncovered - Rio2016 Preview (Episode 2)

July 22, 2016

A full preview to this summer's sailing at Rio 2016.
Double Olympic Gold medalist Iain Percy gives his advice to this year's crop of Olympic sailors. Percy's former Olympic partner Steve Mitchell - now coaching Canada - reveals his team's secret weapon against Rio's waterborne superbugs. We also hear from the British team on their aim to finish top of the medal table.
Alec Wilkinson is also joined by sailjuice journalist Andy Rice as they predict the winners and losers of Rio 2016.

PRESENTER: Alec Wilkinson
GUESTS: Andy Rice, Iain Percy, Lindsey Bell, Steve Mitchell