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


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