Alec Wilkinson is Britain’s most experienced sailing broadcaster. He’s passionate and knowledgeable about the sport and enjoys the challenge of engaging new fans.
America’s Cup: Alec has presented two America’s Cup cycles for Sky Sports (which equates to around 400 hours of live TV and included a record TV audience for sailing in 2013). In 2017 he was ‘pitlane’ reporter and News Producer for the global coverage of the 35th America’s Cup from Bermuda.
Commentating: As well as in-vision presenting, Alec is the main voice of Olympic sailing. He leads the international commentary of the World Cup Series and will be lead commentator for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games coverage.
Commentary is not restricted to Olympic sailing however and Alec is sought after internationally for English language commentary. He has called the last two Vendee Globe races in France (Listen here) and several Kiel Weeks in Germany. He has also called three 505 World Championships in Germany, USA and South Africa
In 2008-2009 Alec had a fantastic time travelling the world reporting on the Volvo Ocean Race and leading the event’s news output. Watch here. He has also produced TV coverage for a range of sailing events.
A qualified dinghy sailor, Alec enjoys sailing whenever possible and considers round the world sailors to be the “ultimate adventurers.”
Alec created the monthly podcast Sailing Uncovered which features the sport’s top names and biggest events. The podcast has also become a stage show and was voted ‘Favourite Attraction’ at the London Boat Show.
Special guests included Dame Ellen MacArthur, Sir Ben Ainslie, Dee Caffari MBE, Saskia Clark MBE, Sam Davies, Mike Golding.
Sailing Uncovered – LIVE helped draw 90 thousand people to the Excel. Alec’s production team developed three different shows based on the organiser’s requirements, including a quiz show and chat show. All shows brought an eclectic mix of top names from the world of sport, sailing and adventure. Here’s a taster: Showreel
The show is currently being developed for other sports and events. If you would like more information on how the ‘Uncovered’ concept can enhance your event’s visitor experience please email: firstname.lastname@example.org