Media Centre


28 February 2018 | Sunset+Vine

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 35th America’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, please contact:

Greg Moore, Head of PR, Sunset+Vine