Catch Super Sailing Friday on ESPN Classic

SW editor at large Gary Jobson has produced a trio of racing programs airing tonight, Nov. 4., on ESPN Classic.

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The 2011 New York YC Invitational Cup is the focus of a new Gary Jobson program airing on ESPN Classic. For more photos from the Invitational Cup, click here.Stuart Streuli

**Championship Sailing: The Best of One Design Racing
Airdate: November 4 at 7:00pm ET on ESPN Classic

This one hour program focuses on one design racing. This production includes each of the ten Olympic Classes and interviews with many of the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics and several world champions. The program includes a feature on the history of one design racing in the early 1900s. All the equipment is identical in one design sailing. It is the skill of the sailor that makes the difference.

Sponsored by Rolex, Thomson Reuters, Gill, North Sails, Sailing Spoken Here, US Sailing and Sheboygan Sailing Center.

**2011 New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup
Presented by Rolex

Airdate: November 4 at 8:00pm ET on ESPN Classic
Reair: November 6 at 2:30pm ET on ESPN2

The New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup features 22 ten person teams from 16 countries in the second running of this competition. The racing takes place in identically matched Swan Club 42s. All competitors are amateur sailors, who must be members of the yacht club they represent. Eleven highly contested races were sailed over a five day period, off Newport, RI. This program was shot in Hi Definition aboard the race boats, from a helicopter and from the water.

**Racing for an Ocean Record
Presented by Thomson Reuters

Airdate: November 4, 2011 at 9:00pm ET on ESPN Classic

Racing long distances on the ocean is challenging because the weather ranges from powerful storms to dead calms. During the summer of 2011, 70 boats raced 473 miles from Annapolis, MD to Newport, RI. ESPN had cameras aboard four of the competing yachts including the overall race winner, Beau Geste plus Aurora, Flying Jenny VII and Dragon.

One month later, 90 boats competed in a 363 mile race from Marblehead, MA to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Three of the boats set course records. ESPN had camera crews aboard three boats including the overall winner Valkyrie, plus Aurora and Oakcliff Racing.