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The World Sailing Show – June 2016

27th June 2016
A Figaro double–hander ploughs into waves – Scroll down for the video below A Figaro double–hander ploughs into waves – Scroll down for the video below

A synopsis of Junes' Sailing TV Show. Scroll down for the show below.

Privateer versus professional, two approaches to the Games

Four time Finn World Champion Giles Scott has four boats, three training partners as well as one of the world’s leading coaches and technical experts. Yet this will be his first Olympic Games. Meanwhile, Nacra 17 sailors Nikola Girke and Luke Ramsay have been to the Games five times between them but are self-funded, have no training partners and were sailing a borrowed boat at the Sailing World Cup in Weymouth and still made it to the medal race.

We take a look at two very different routes to Rio.

Crash and burn in Chicago at America’s Cup World Series
Taking the America’s Cup World Series to the ‘Windy City’ was always going to raise pulses and expectations. And on the practice day, Chicago proved its point.

As teams took an early bath and the entire fleet scorched around the course on their foils, the huge crowds both afloat and ashore knew they were in for a big weekend.

Swedish secrets, we go behind closed doors at Artemis Racing
Artemis Racing found their form once again after an impressive performance in Chicago. But with less than a year to go until the America’s Cup the team has more on its mind as its custom race boat starts to take shape.

Few will get such access, but we head behind closed doors at the team’s Swedish yard to see the first stages of the race boat that will be used for the Challenger selection trials and ultimately the America’s Cup itself.

Why sailing the Finn is like playing rugby
It’s the oldest boat in the Games and notoriously demanding to sail, yet this heavyweight single-hander continues to be popular outside the Games and around the world. Olympic expert Andy Rice explains what makes the Finn tick and why sailing it is like playing rugby.

• Bart’s Bash supports disabled sailing globally
• Royalty on foils – The Duchess of Cambridge helms Land Rover BAR
• Fukouka confirmed as new World Series venue
• Weymouth plays host to Sailing World Cup
• Beyou wins New York Vendee race
• Goodison crowned Moth World Champion
• Para World Sailing Championships

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