The World Sailing Show – April 2016 episode

\How the Extreme Sailing Series is raising its game
The birth of the Extreme Sailing Series nine years ago marked a big change in the sport as high speed, short burst racing went on tour in front of an audience. Now, in its 10th year, the Extreme Sailing Series raises the game onto another level as the event sees the introduction of a new boat, the foiling GC32. We find out how the crews are taking to the new foiling format at the first event kicks off in Oman.

Take one regatta and 900 children – the Optimist phenomenon
It may be the slowest racing dinghy in the world but that hasn’t stopped the Optimist from being one of the biggest one design classes.

Lake Garda played host to a spectacular fleet of 900 junior sailors – how many of tomorrow’s stars are in there? We asked some of the world’s top sailors about what the Optimist meant to them.

Why the Nacra 17 cat is pushing the professionals to the limit
Not only is the Nacra 17 catamaran the newest boat in the Olympics, but it is the fastest and the only boat to have a mixed gender crew. Even for the best sailors in the world, the learning curve has been steep, but there is one team that has led the field and has won all four World championships.

We watch the action and talk to the experts.

How one of the world’s top designers influenced a generation
The news that yacht designer Ed Dubois had passed away after an illness shook the sailing world.

Despite growing up inland many miles from the sea and to a non-sailing background, Ed Dubois became infatuated with boats from a young age, a fascination that was to shape a lifetime’s career in yacht design. Having started with racing yachts, he went on to become one of the key architects of the superyacht era.

We look back at a remarkable career that influenced a generation.

In the news
· New Volvo Ocean Race Stopover
· Francis Joyon – new record attempt
· Inventor of Laser dies
· Taylor Canfield’s hat-trick
· 61 Nations at sailing Olympics
· Finn World Masters set to draw huge fleet

– World Sailing

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