The 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships was not just a runaway success on the water but on the TV screens too, with a worldwide TV footprint of 564 million viewers.
Footage of the 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships, which included a 30-minute preview show, daily VNRs, nightly video highlights in short and extended versions and live coverage of the Medal Races, was broadcast on television networks across 61 nations. Internet sailing TV channel Sail.tv also broadcast the Medal Races live and showed daily highlights to viewers from over 100 nations.
ISAF appointed CSI Sports to produce and distribute the footage from Cascais. Renowned sailing journalist Peter MONTGOMERY was joined by a number of the big name sailors in Cascais to provide expert analysis of events from the commentary box, whilst former Team GBR coach Richard PARSLOW got up close to the action out on the water.
In addition to the commentary, a number of technical innovations made the action more accessible than ever. Live animations of the racing by the 3D Virtual Eye package were used for the first time at the ISAF Worlds to help illustrate the different strategies and wind shifts out on the race course, whilst the Finns carried onboard cameras for their Medal Race.
Details of how to obtain footage from the 2007 ISAF Sailing World Championships will be available shortly on www.sailing.org.