Alec Wilkinson is Britain’s most experienced sailing broadcaster. He has commentated at World Championships and Olympic Games. He’s passionate and knowledgeable about the sport and enjoys the challenge of engaging new fans.
America’s Cup: Alec was Presenter of 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) whilst 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 is lead commentator for the international coverage of the World Cup Series and will be lead commentator for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The 2018 Sailing World Championships in Denmark saw Alec front over 60 hours of live broadcasting to 52 nations. Listen here.
Commentary is not restricted to Olympic sailing 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 commentated in USA and South Africa
Production & News: 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 and presents the Sailing Uncovered podcast – one of the most listened to sailing podcasts in the world and the only one to regularly feature the sport’s top names and biggest events.
The podcast is also a stage show – Sailing Uncovered LIVE – which was voted ‘Favourite Visitor Attraction’ at the London Boat, helped draw 90 thousand people to the Excel. The show featured stars like Dame Ellen MacArthur, Sir Ben Ainslie and Dee Caffari MBE. Alec’s production team developed three different shows based on the organiser’s requirements, including a quiz show and a chat show bringing together 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