Rather than charging a small fortune to watch an hour of racing on an iPhone screen like some regattas seem to favor, the M32 folks are spending a small fortune to grow the sport, grow the competition, and increase the opportunities for sailors to excel They’re the M32 Series, and they’ve got four days of ultra-hot live racing action for you from Copenhagen, Denmark. It’s free, it’s live, and they’ve got onboard cameras, a rocketship of a beach cat, and a cast of athletic young studs. With 2-time Match Race World Champ Simon Shaw on the microphone, give yourself some time to enjoy this one from Thursday to Sunday on Livestream and right here on the front page. Here’s the preview.
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As the M32 Series live TV commentator and the voice on the carnage-filled highlight reel above, I accept that I am a little biased. But in my opinion, this video (and the live coverage of the final day of racing that it is pulled from) was some of the most interesting and exciting racing I’ve seen in a long, long time.
It’s easy to be invigorated at an event like this: Between the decidedly youthful flavor of the M32 fleet, the genetic deliciousness of Swedish women, the absolute love for the sea and sailing that so many Swedes seem to have, and the excellent turnout for an event that’s just barely off the ground, I’m on cloud nine, and I can’t wait for the rest of the season.
Equally impressive is the vision that former Berg Propulsion CEO and owner Hakan Svensson has for the M32, and we’ll have some surprising and interesting announcements from them later in the week. In the meantime, you can relive the Gothenburg event with the video above, and the links below.
Interview: Goran Marstrom and Kare Lung (Creator and Designer of M32)