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26 April 2008

Spirit of Yachting 2008 is a series of ten half-hour programmes featuring some of the very best yachting events taking place this year. Starting with the Rolex China Sea Race from Hong Kong to Subic Bay in the Philippines, the series moves to Miami and the recently completed Rolex Farr 40 World Championship before heading to Europe for the Rolex Capri Sailing Week, which takes place in May. The final programme in the series will the Rolex Sydney Hobart, which starts each year on Boxing Day.

The programmes will be shown around the world and scheduling information will be posted to at:

The scheduling information will include details of stations, dates and times. The information will be updated regularly and for the moment the following stations have listings posted:

SKY (UK & Eire) is showing the first of the ten programmes on Monday 28/4/08 at 19:00 (BST) (repeat times and subsequent programming information are available)

CNBC EUROPE is showing the first of the ten programmes on Saturday 3/5/08 at 17.30 (CET) (repeat times and subsequent programming information are available)

ESPN STAR SPORTS commences its broadcasting in Taiwan on 6/5/08 (Start Taiwan): pan-Asia on 7/5/08 (Star Asia) and on 8/5/08 in Hong Kong (Star Hong Kong), India (Star India) and pan-South-East Asia (Star Southeast Asia) (repeat time information is available)

VIASPORT 1 will be showing the series in Sweden starting on Sunday 10/5/08 (repeat times and subsequent programming is available)

ESPN CLASSIC is showing the first programme on 21/5/08 in the UK; on 25/05/08 in Italy; pan-Europe on 29/5/08 and in France on 30/5/08 (repeat times and subsequent programming dates are available)

SPORT + broadcasts the series in France, starting on Monday 7/7/08 (subsequent programming dates are available)

For more information about the events covered in Spirit of Yachting series please visit

Posted by: John

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