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    Posted: 31 Jul 08 at 12:03pm
RYA Press Release



31 July 2008



Sailors go for gold on the BBC



There is no need to miss a second of Britain’s sailors’ quest for gold in Qingdao next month as the BBC brings you round-the-clock coverage from all the action on the water at Beijing 2008.



With full race coverage set to start at 6am – the time of the first scheduled warning signal in China – every day on the BBC Interactive ‘Red Button’ service and at least 30 minutes of sailing highlights planned on BBC One every morning, you can watch all the excitement unfold as it happens in Qingdao.



Viewers will be guided through the thrills and spills of the Olympic sailing competition by experienced sailing commentator Richard Simmonds joined by double Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson, who will provide expert analysis and insight into the sport.



All the interactive coverage will be repeated each evening while an hour-long daily Olympic highlights show will also be tracking Britain’s progress around the sports on BBC One at 7pm.



Meanwhile, on Monday 19 August – the day of the scheduled 470 medal races – BBC 5Live will be broadcasting their Breakfast Programme live from the Olympic Sailing Venue while BBC Radio’s Juliette Ferrington will be based in Qingdao for the duration of the Games.



Around 300 hours of Olympic drama will be broadcast on BBC One and Two over the course of the Games while BBC Interactive air time will be upped from 1,000 hours of coverage at the Athens Olympics to 2,450 hours in China.



The Olympic Sailing Regatta takes place from Saturday 9 August – Thursday 21 August.



All broadcast and event schedules are subject to change.
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Hmm sailing on the radio, now that's going to be dull!

"Yes, GBR have tacked on a wave, slowing, back up to speed. They are really flying now, must be doing at least 10 knots upwind there, I can see the determination on their faces from here. Over a wave, and another, now that's a big one. If you could just see the action here, you would be on the edge of your seat"

Maybe it will work, who knows! One thing I do know is that I'm not getting up at 6am to watch sailing, waking up time is 0820 for me!
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No doubt Shirley will by piling on the praise of the Yngling team through gritted teeth

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Well if that's anything to go by there might be some interesting racing....
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Dinghy sailing mag have also sent their editor out to china. I think she's got a press pass and stuff and will be posting news and interviews throughout the olympics on their new site www.dinghysailingmagazine.co.uk/olympic

 

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Originally posted by FreshScum

Dinghy sailing mag have also sent their editor out to china. I think she's got a press pass and stuff and will be posting news and interviews throughout the olympics on their new site www.dinghysailingmagazine.co.uk/olympic

 



Or you can keep up to date with all the latest action at www.yachtsandyachting.com, also you can read what our writers, that will be out in China have to say, in the magazine!


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Looks a tad damp over there on Monday......
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I have decided I am not getting up at 6 to watch the sailing, and I understand that you can record tele with the Sky box? If this is possible could someone please explain to me how to do it? I'm only used to 4 channels, but now we have a sky box thing and there are lots more! I think I want to record the whole race if possible, will that fit in the box?
Any help would be great! Thanks.
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Tom - I think that the coverage will be available on the BBC iplayer thingy on the net during and afterwards (but I may well be wrong....)

Sam - I thought you didn't have a tv....????
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