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Topic: Olympic sailing On TV
Posted By: Cameron Winton
Subject: Olympic sailing On TV
Date Posted: 02 Jul 12 at 10:49pm
Now getting saturation trailers on the TV for the Olympics with the footie finishing. Anyone any idea what the sailing TV schedule is ?



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Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 03 Jul 12 at 9:05am
As I understand it, almost all the sailing will be shown live on one of the 26 digital (mainly online-only) channels, though much without commentary (the same goes for other sports). They've not published detailed schedules for BBC1/BBC2/the three Freeview "red button" channels/the further cable/satelite channels yet

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Posted By: Peaky
Date Posted: 03 Jul 12 at 10:05am
Am I the only person in Britain with a broadband connection that is so slow that I can't watch iPlayer, Youtube etc? Its all very well putting it online, but the infrastructure to watch it doesn't exist here (and I'm only 12 miles from Bristol, not on some remote island).

So frustrating!

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Posted By: Pierre
Date Posted: 03 Jul 12 at 10:20am
Dear Peaky
Yes you are
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Posted By: Peaky
Date Posted: 03 Jul 12 at 10:27am
Dear Pierre,



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Posted By: jeffers
Date Posted: 03 Jul 12 at 12:19pm
Red button coverage should be available through freeview/freesat though thus taking out the need for a reliable internet connection.....

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Posted By: Contender443
Date Posted: 03 Jul 12 at 1:21pm
Originally posted by jeffers

Red button coverage should be available through freeview/freesat though thus taking out the need for a reliable internet connection.....
That is OK unless you are in Tyne Tees or Northern Ireland and your TV comes from a relay transmitter.

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Posted By: Oli
Date Posted: 04 Jul 12 at 3:39pm
if you have freesat youre in luck as they are broadcasting 24 extra HD channels for the olympics and sailing is bound to be on one of them.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rogermosey/2012/04/since_the_start_of_our.html - http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rogermosey/2012/04/since_the_start_of_our.html

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Posted By: dics
Date Posted: 04 Jul 12 at 4:27pm
Here it is
http://www.a516digital.com/2012/06/freesat-bbc-olympic-channel-numbers.html - http://www.a516digital.com/2012/06/freesat-bbc-olympic-channel-numbers.html


Posted By: rodney
Date Posted: 04 Jul 12 at 5:29pm
Originally posted by Peaky

Am I the only person in Britain with a broadband connection that is so slow that I can't watch iPlayer, Youtube etc? Its all very well putting it online, but the infrastructure to watch it doesn't exist here (and I'm only 12 miles from Bristol, not on some remote island).

So frustrating!

We have satellite broadband!!   Works a treat even using Skype Smile

If it helps I can put you on to our suppliers and no I am not on commision Wink


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Posted By: Peaky
Date Posted: 04 Jul 12 at 10:03pm
Thanks Rodney, I shall look into that. I have a dish, which must be a start.

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Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 09 Aug 16 at 10:50am
I'm on hols in North Wales, dodgy free view, no dish and dodgy mobile internet. I guess I'm doomed. I can't find any sailing in the schedules except a vague promise to screen some of the medal races live, but no hint as to channel or RB stream (and I only have RB1 & 2 here anyway).


Posted By: iGRF
Date Posted: 09 Aug 16 at 12:26pm
Well I managed to red button into the ladies radial and watched our two blunder out of the start line like rank amateurs, don't they teach big fleet start line technique to girlies, honestly all that way to get your self third rank boxed out of the committee boat end, who does that?

It is the most boring TV long waits of crowd viewing, camera operated by some retarded zoom monkey. I almost gave up waiting, nobody bar nobody but an enthusiast sailor would wait for that. The RSX's were racing Nick dempsey had a couple of bullets and was leading the third, did we get any coverage? No, they focussed on girlie Briony who also made the most appalling start ever and tanked as a result.

So tonight 5 pm we're promised Giles the Finn man who I'm told is a racing certainty by one of the moronic commentators, that will have immediately jinxed the poor fellow so I'll not hold my breath of him getting away clean, there was a fair bit of tide running I do so hope he knows his tidal stuff, the complete incompetences that were going on in the Laser fleet illustrated a lack of it earlier, do they teach it in dinghy school I wonder, they certainly don't to seem to teach any other basic tactical stuff.


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Posted By: Lukepiewalker
Date Posted: 09 Aug 16 at 2:03pm
I watched it on the website. First two mens rsx races and then the second radial race live.
The details of which races are getting live coverage are on the isaf website notices to competitors page.

http://www.sailing.org/olympics/rio2016/results/notices/notices.php



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Posted By: blueboy
Date Posted: 09 Aug 16 at 4:55pm
Originally posted by Lukepiewalker

I watched it on the website.


Which website?


Posted By: iGRF
Date Posted: 09 Aug 16 at 6:21pm
Well Giles Finnboy was jinxed as I expected, somebody needs to brief these commentator morons about sailing superstitions.

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Posted By: Fatboi
Date Posted: 09 Aug 16 at 7:15pm
Originally posted by iGRF

Well Giles Finnboy was jinxed as I expected, somebody needs to brief these commentator morons about sailing superstitions.


If Ian Walker is a moron I don't know what that makes the rest of the armchair sailors here....!!


Posted By: iGRF
Date Posted: 09 Aug 16 at 7:39pm
If he's the one that said Giles Finnboy was a racing certainty yesterday then yes, he's a moron.


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Posted By: Fatboi
Date Posted: 10 Aug 16 at 9:00am
LOL


Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 10 Aug 16 at 9:18am
What's the difference between a certainty and a racing certainty?

I submit the knowledge that in racing something can always go wrong.


Posted By: bustinben
Date Posted: 10 Aug 16 at 11:51am
Originally posted by iGRF

Well I managed to red button into the ladies radial and watched our two blunder out of the start line like rank amateurs, don't they teach big fleet start line technique to girlies, honestly all that way to get your self third rank boxed out of the committee boat end, who does that?

It is the most boring TV long waits of crowd viewing, camera operated by some retarded zoom monkey. I almost gave up waiting, nobody bar nobody but an enthusiast sailor would wait for that. The RSX's were racing Nick dempsey had a couple of bullets and was leading the third, did we get any coverage? No, they focussed on girlie Briony who also made the most appalling start ever and tanked as a result.

So tonight 5 pm we're promised Giles the Finn man who I'm told is a racing certainty by one of the moronic commentators, that will have immediately jinxed the poor fellow so I'll not hold my breath of him getting away clean, there was a fair bit of tide running I do so hope he knows his tidal stuff, the complete incompetences that were going on in the Laser fleet illustrated a lack of it earlier, do they teach it in dinghy school I wonder, they certainly don't to seem to teach any other basic tactical stuff.

Tell you what, why don't you come and line up against Ali Young at the next radial qualifier.  They're open entry after all so there's nothing anyone can do to stop you teaching her a few lessons about how to start properly.   Make sure you let us know how that goes.


Posted By: iGRF
Date Posted: 10 Aug 16 at 12:55pm
I might just do that, would I get to wear a dress sailing whilst I beat her off the line?

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Posted By: bustinben
Date Posted: 10 Aug 16 at 3:14pm
Only if you agree that should you fail to beat her off the line you have to wear a mankini for the rest of your sailing career.

Deal? 


Posted By: iGRF
Date Posted: 11 Aug 16 at 9:52am
As much as that is unlikely to happen, wearing a mankini is hardly punishment so yes it's a deal.

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Posted By: dogslife
Date Posted: 12 Aug 16 at 9:41am
Getting mightily p****d off with the bum dribble TV coverage of Olympic sailing that's been provided up till now.

Far too much of this type of frustrating snakes & ladders rubbish in flukey, patchy wind;


Whilst elsewhere in Rio there's lots of genuinely exciting and challenging racing going on;


No wonder participation in sailing is at an all time low, talk about missed opportunity...........


Posted By: bustinben
Date Posted: 12 Aug 16 at 10:27am
Same here - it's been terrible.  They don't seem to have camera presence on all the courses, and are choosing to put what they have on the terrible ones.

Also the tracking is completely useless because they don't have any wind data linked in, so the position lines/calculations are total garbage.


Posted By: Fatboi
Date Posted: 12 Aug 16 at 11:10am
The IOC have paid for bottom tier coverage, which means they can basically only cover the closer courses to the beach. Massive shame as the outside courses have been epic. Talking to the guys out there it has been full on with some gigga waves!


Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 12 Aug 16 at 11:20am
Personally I don't think I'd like to be out there looking through a viewfinder on those waves...


Posted By: dogslife
Date Posted: 12 Aug 16 at 1:46pm
The really frustrating thing is that there are cameras out there, but the use of the footage they capture is minimal & at times appears totally random and poorly edited, to say nothing of the rubbish commentary.

BBC is providing a daily summary via the Red Button, BBC Sport App or iPlayer.

Yesterday's can be found here; http://www.bbc.co.uk//p04/olympic-sailing-summary-thursday



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