Global TV sports producer and distributor, Sunset+Vine has been appointed as our host broadcast and distribution partner.

Sunset+Vine will produce and distribute seven days of live Internet coverage of the qualification series [2-8 August] plus four days of live television coverage of each of the 10 Medal Races [9-12 August]. In addition, Sunset+Vine will produce, and internationally distribute, four medal race day highlights programmes to television and digital broadcasters worldwide. Further, Sunset+Vine’s Media Partnerships division will create and distribute all news, digital and broadcast coverage from the championships.

The Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 will be the largest world championships in history. It will feature all ten Olympic sailing classes plus Kitesurfing. Some 1500 participants from over 100 nations will compete in 1100 sailboats over two weeks in a bid to win World Championship medals and, for many, to seek qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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

“We are honoured that World Sailing has entrusted Sunset+Vine to be host broadcaster of their Olympic classes World Championships for a third time in succession. The World Championships is the largest Olympic classes regatta on the four-year cycle and is an important touch point for broadcasters worldwide as they plan their coverage and identify their medal hopes in the run in to Tokyo.

It is our job to provide the very best coverage using helicopters, drones and, in conjunction with SAP Analytics/Sailtracks, 3d animations and on-board cameras. Combined this approach will help to build the profiles of star performers in Aarhus and provide them with a platform in their own territories as the Olympics approaches.”