ESPN Classic presents Super Sailing Saturday
November 6, 2010
**Thomson Reuters Presents: Man Against Nature: Long Distance Racing **
Gary Jobson presents an in-depth look at the challenges and rigors of racing sailboats in long distance competitions. Join the crews of several boats as they race to Bermuda, across the Atlantic Ocean, on the Great Lakes and even around the world. A special focus is on the roughest ocean races on record including the 1979 Fastnet Race and the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race.
**Rolex Presents: 2009 New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup **
In 2009 the New York Yacht Club hosted the inaugural Invitational Cup. Nineteen amateur crews from 14 counties competed in a series of races in identically matched 42 foot yachts. The onboard footage of these teams in action shows amateur racing at its best.
**Rolex Presents: America’s Cup 12 Metre Era Retrospective **
Last September, 350 sailors who competed for the America’s Cup in the 12 Metre Class between 1958 and 1987 gathered in Newport, Rhode Island. Throughout several days these champion yachtsmen remembered the greatest moments of the America’s Cup. This program features the most exciting moments of ten America’s Cup matches that took place during this era. There are interviews with winning skippers Ted Turner, Dennis Conner, Ted Hood and Bill Ficker along with many of the crews. Some newly discovered rare footage will be broadcast for the first time. This program is hosted by Gary Jobson.
All three programs air on ESPN Classic.