With over 1,300 sailors from 76 nations competing for 11 World Championship titles, the ISAF Sailing World Championships is the largest sporting event of its kind outside the Olympic Games. It is the principle qualifying event for the Beijing Olympics next year.
Andy STEWARD, Sail TV's Managing Director said, 'Following the tremendous success of our coverage at the 32nd America's Cup in Valencia, in conjunction with AmericasCupAnywhere by Alcatel-Lucent, we are delighted to be broadcasting the ISAF Sailing World Championships to our growing global audience. The addition of this high profile event to our schedule demonstrates the importance of broadband television as a distribution platform for sailing. It also illustrates the progress Sail TV has made, with a growing global audience, and that the channel is now widely acknowledged as the world's leading provider of sailing content online.'
The channel will be providing two modes of coverage from Cascais, with a daily news update which is free to view, and live programming coverage of the event will be available for a one-off payment of 4.99 Euros for the five days of coverage. The Live show will then be available once 'off-air' to subscribers if they wish to watch the show later at any time.
Claire FROST, Head of Marketing and Media at ISAF added, 'Sail TV offers instant access to the top sailing events around the world and ISAF is delighted to be working with the channel in delivering live coverage of the ISAF Worlds to an international audience.'
Over 1,300 sailors from 76 nations are competing at the 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships, from 28 June-13 July in Cascais, Portugal. 'The Wind Is Calling' is the official motto for the 2007 Worlds. The Championships are the principal qualification regatta for the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition, with 75% of all national places to be decided.
All Media wishing to attend the Championships will require accreditation. On-site accreditations only will be available after 31 May.
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