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Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to Sunset+Vine

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Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to Sunset+Vine
Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to Sunset+Vine

Series organisers, OC Sports contract Sunset+Vine to distribute all news, live digital and broadcast coverage


Extreme Sailing Series™ owners and organisers OC Sport have once again teamed up with global TV sports producer and distributor, Sunset+Vine, to distribute all news, live digital and broadcast coverage of the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™. Act 1 of the new Series takes place in Muscat, Oman between 14th-17th March.

Sunset+Vine will distribute the official TV series (7 x 26 mins) to broadcasters worldwide, as well as 90 minutes of live coverage from the final day of each Act and daily news coverage.  A digital livestream of the racing will also be available on the final two days of each Act for online audiences.

Andrew Preece, Executive Director at Sunset+Vine, said:

“Our Media Partnerships team has been developing in recent years to provide a comprehensive distribution service across programming, news, digital and social. The team, which includes international agents in key global territories, provides bespoke coverage and value against our clients’ investments across the full range of platforms and fan communities. It is rewarding that our portfolio again includes the Extreme Sailing Series which is a compelling sailing product and one which we helped to become the most widely-distributed annual sailing TV series in the world.”

Nicola Dawson, Communications Director at OC Sport, commented:

“The Extreme Sailing Series is now in its 12th year and it continues to be one of sailings most prestigious events, providing intense annual competition to some of the sports best athletes on a global scale.  Our mission is to capture the key moments and tell the story."

"Our live race coverage, which will be available for broadcasters and online portals, will allow sports fans to watch as the story unfolds, and instant updates via our digital content will enable fans to follow while they are on the go through our different social media platforms. Alongside this, our television programming continues to underpin the TV product."

"We have always endeavoured to take our sport to new audiences, and Sunset+Vine’s international distribution will play a key role in helping us achieve that.”

Sunset+Vine is a world-leader in sailing TV production and distribution. It has a long history with the Extreme Sailing Series™ dating back to the very first season in 2007. The company has been Host Broadcaster for the Volvo Ocean Race on three occasions along with numerous distribution appointments including for the current 2017-2018 race. The company has produced the BBC’s sailing coverage for the Beijing, London and Rio Olympics as well as providing production services for the 35thAmerica’s Cup in Bermuda which included news distribution for the event as well as UK live and highlights programming for BT Sport and the BBC.

Sunset+Vine’s relationship with World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has seen the company be host broadcaster and distribution partner for the previous two Sailing World Championships in Perth (2011) and Santander (2014). Sunset+Vine’s Media Partnership division also distributes all news, digital and broadcast coverage of Sailing World Cup Series. The company is host broadcast and distribution partner for The Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 (30th July to 12th August 2018).

For more information on the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ please click here. 


Sunset+Vine is a global force in sports broadcast production, distribution and commercial services with offices in the UK, USA, Singapore and Dubai. We have a large host broadcast division delivering coverage from events including the 2017 IAAF Athletics World Championships, the 2014/18 Commonwealth Games and the ICC T20 and Champions Trophy cricket; as well as producing Premier League and Europa League football and international rugby for UK broadcasters.

Sunset+Vine’s programming division owns and produces two major international series – Gillette World Sport and Mobil1 The Grid – alongside three series for CNN - Mainsail, Winning Post and EQ. High end branded content films and titles sequences in motorsport, cycling and sailing are delivered through the creative arm Sunset+Vine Motion.

Sunset+Vine’s Media Partnerships division provided the news distribution service for the 2017 America’s Cup, the programme, news and digital distribution for the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race and the World Sailing World Cups.

Sunset+Vine has a growing digital production division that produces digital content and optimises that content on social platforms for federations, teams and events.  Our client portfolio includes the FIE, ECB, Lord’s Cricket Ground, Aston Villa Football Club, Youth Olympics and Henley Royal Regatta. Our Media Partnerships division delivers ‘value’ either through viewers on television, fans on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube or direct watches through an organisation .com.

Sunset+Vine has spearheaded innovation in sports coverage for over 20 years - from its award-winning Cricket coverage for Channel 4, to transforming the way Disability Sport had been produced and presented during the 2012 Paralympics.

About the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™

The dates and venues for the 2018 season are as follows:

Act 1, Muscat, Oman (14-17 March)

Act 2, GC32 World Championship, Lake Garda, Italy (24–27 May)

Act 3, Barcelona, Spain (14-17 June)

Act 4, Portugal (5-8 July)

Act 5, St Petersburg, Russia (9 -12 August)

Act 6, Cardiff, UK (24-27 August)

Act 7, San Diego, USA (18 - 21 October)

Act 8, Los Cabos, Mexico 2(9 November-2 December)

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