New sailing news show on free-to-air commercial TV in Australia

Long-time Sailing TV portal, (established 2007), advises that its weekly half hour sailing news programme, ‘World on Water’, will be seen on Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth community TV stations from Sunday, 29 November, with Sydney and Adelaide in the pipeline.

This is the first time that the sport of sailing has had a dedicated, sailing only, weekly news show on commercial TV, and it will be seen multiple times a week.

The show will include a segment for suppliers of products and services to the sailing industry to showcase their companies, and advertisers can book spots to reach this new exclusive yachting audience.

In December, ‘World on Water’ will feature the Extreme Sailing Series, SOLAS Big Boat Challenge and the Rolex Sydney Hobart on Sydney Harbour, along with the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne. In January it will include the 500 boat Optimist Australian Championship on Botany Bay and the Festival of Sails in Geelong.

The programme will be promoted by yacht clubs on TV's ‘Boat Club TV’ network (the top 24 yacht clubs) along with Yachting Australia and the local state Yachting Associations.

Geoff Waller, owner of Boats on TV, said: “We are very excited about this major sailing media opportunity. For it to be an ongoing commercial success, we are looking for support from the local marine industry.

“For too long commercial TV has had football, cars, fishing and other sports, but not sailing. Now this has changed, and as we are a small operation, we are looking for sponsorship and advertising support,” Waller says. “It won’t be expensive, so now is the time to come along with us.”

Longer reports of major events are being planned and these will be offered for sponsorship and airing on the network. 

This is a major sailing media promotional opportunity, so for further information and to come aboard, please contact Geoff Waller at:

‘World on Water’ is a weekly global boating news programme uploaded on Mysailing every Monday. (Over 350,000 YouTube views since Nov 02.14)

‘Boat Club TV’ – the two-hour monthly in-club sailing video content feed for boating clubs. (24 yacht clubs Australia wide). For other countries please contact Geoff Waller for details.

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