CNN Launches Inside Sailing Television Program

In a move that will provide worldwide sailing news, the American CNN station launched its TV program Inside Sailing on Sunday, November 25.

The station's special sailing presenter, Lou James, along with CNN business anchors Becky Anderson and Liz George, will be bringing viewers the information on the world of sailing every month in a half-an-hour program.

CNN said Inside Sailing aims to become the definitive reference point on the multi-billion dollar sport, covering the business the sport generates, news of the latest major races and regattas around the world, and the human endeavor of the world's greatest sailors,

The first program featured Open 60 racing multihulls and monohulls at the start of the Transat Jacques-Vabre in France, plus the dramatic finish in Brazil, with contributions from Ellen MacArthur, Michel Desjoyeaux and Nick Moloney.

Greg Searle, the Olympic gold medal recruit with the GBR Challenge, got physical as the crew trained for the ultimate challenge in match racing, winning the America's Cup.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston relived some of his career's greatest moments, while Liz George assessed how the boatbuilding industry is coping with the threat of recession.

Finally, a feature on the development of offshore racing multihulls and a news round-up included the Volvo Ocean Race and Steve Fossett's 4-day, 17-hour record breaking Transatlantic run aboard PlayStation.

The monthly show will be presented by CNN in association with UBS Financial Services Group. It will be transmitted on the last Sunday of every month and repeated the following Wednesday and Saturday. Check your satellite or cable provider schedule for local times.

In addition to the monthly programs, two minute Inside Sailing vignettes will air every week bringing CNN viewers the latest sailing news. The TV program also has a website section at for worldwide weekly updates.