Great Escapes – Episode 1

With its 74 islands & idyllic sailing conditions the Whitsundays are known as a ‘sailing mecca’ all over the world

• Airlie Beach Sailing Regatta, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and one of the 7 natural wonders of the world
• Whitehaven Beach, regularly voted the world’s most beautiful beach
• Hamilton Island Race week, Asia Pacific’s most prestigious sailing regatta
• Qualia Resort – voted 2012 world’s best resort
• Set sail on-board the Sir Thomas Sopwith, a famously resorted English yacht

Glenn’s dream comes to fruition as the team crosses the historic podium into the biggest race of their lives. Their inexperience is exposed when they receive speeding fines, time penalties and struggle with fatigue. Being the sole survivor of the four that started, the pressure and weight of the team’s ambitions now rest firmly on Jake’s shoulders to complete the race.

Episode Length: 00:30:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 1 of 6


This documentary is available to watch for FREE on Planet Knowledge, a free to watch video on demand channel on Freeview HD (Channel 265), Youview, Samsung connected TV’s, selected smart tv’s, tablets and smartphones using Android or iOS.


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