Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Racing Around the World Alone, the epic Vendée Globe sailing race documentary now available on iTunes and to premiere on CBC documentary channel
Wind Athletes Canada is pleased to announce Racing Around the World Alone, the compelling story of the 2008-2009 Vendée Globe sailing race, is available for iTunes download at
Racing Around the World Alone will premiere on the CBC documentary channel on January 31st, 2011 at 21:00 EST and 22:00 PT. .
Here are the channels that will air the documentary:
325 Rogers
170 Cogeco
336 Bell TV
513 Shaw Direct
Racing Around the World is the story of the 2008-2009 Vendée Globe race. 30 skippers embark on a quest to be the fastest to sail 27,000 miles around the world, non-stop, without assistance and alone on 60 foot sailboats. This is one of the most extreme challenges a human being can face.  The sailors are alone at sea for months and physical and emotional strength are essential. Growlers (icebergs), sea mammals, and massive waves are a constant danger.  On any day the forces of nature can bring an end to the best sailor’s well made plans.  They harness the wind, hope for safe passage over the sea and push hard to win.  
At some point during this epic challenge every sailor shares a similar thought, “Take me home. I want to go home. I’ve had enough”. They persevere and demonstrate that the human will is powerful. They are a testament to the audacity of the human spirit.
Racing Around the World Alone is their story.  Wind Athletes Canada, in collaboration with Miz Monday Productions and Resolve Films, is pleased to share their story.
About Wind Athletes Canada
Wind Athletes Canada’s mission is Promoting Sailing in Canada by Leadership and Financial Assistance to High Performance Sailors. Wind Athletes supports many of Canada’s high performance sailors including several that are preparing for the 2012 Summer Olympics and produces documentaries to promote sailing in Canada. Proceeds from distribution and iTunes sales assists Wind Athletes in supportingCanadian sailors. 
For more information about Wind Athletes Canada visit