Sunset+Vine wins sailing series broadcast contract

Genoa, Italy is hosting sailors for the third regatta of the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series from 15-21 April 2019. More than 700 competitors from 60 nations are racing across eight Olympic Events.©JESUS RENEDO/SAILING ENERGY/WORLD SAILING 19 April, 2019.

Sunset+Vine has been awarded the production and distribution contract for the 2021 Hempel World Cup Series, the Olympic Classes Global Tour, from World Sailing.

Under the terms of the contract, Sunset+Vine’s production team will deliver daily social and digital content, news material and an event highlights show. In addition, Sunset+Vine’s Media Partnerships team will provide international news and highlights distribution to the network of broadcaster, news desks and digital platforms.

“Working with World Sailing on this Olympic classes World Cup contract is special for Sunset+Vine,” says Andrew Preece, executive director at Sunset+Vine. “In an Olympic year the spotlight is on these events and the form guide for Tokyo and we look forward to delivering the story to the news desks of the world and creating content that will help sports fans around the world connect their heroes ahead of Tokyo.”

Daniel Smith, director of communications and digital at World Sailing, comments: “In an Olympic year, it is important our sport is expertly presented and distributed to global broadcasters and news outlets in our key target markets. Sunset+Vine are the global experts in sailing production and distribution and are a perfect match to deliver the 2021 Hempel World Cup Series.”

During the Hempel World Cup series, all ten Olympic sailing classes race on an international circuit, with the first event – in a shortened 2021 calendar – taking place in Medemblik, Netherlands from 2-13 June where eight of the ten Olympic classes will be racing.

This will be the last major World Sailing event for Olympic sailors ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, in Enoshima.

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