Reprinted from our good friends at Scuttlebutt
‘The Golden Year of 12 Metres’ is a Jobson Sailing Film produced and narrated by Gary Jobson, and will be on ESPN Classic Saturday, November 7 at 1:00pm eastern (10:00am pacific). This film brings you through a history of 12 Metres and America’s Cup action, and includes extensive footage of the recent 2009 12 Metre Worlds in Newport, RI. Filmed from the air, on board the racing sailboats and from the water, highlights include an exclusive look at what it is like to race on board with Russell Coutts and Bill Koch. A special feature is the 2009 Candy Store Cup where all the Twelves competing in the Worlds raced under full spinnaker from one long starting line in Rhode Island Sound to Bannister’s Wharf in Newport Harbor. For those America’s Cup aficionados, the film has exclusive footage of Race 7 of the 1983 America’s Cup with comments by Dennis Conner and Tom Whidden. Other interviews include Ted Turner recalling his days on American Eagle and a heartwarming piece on Paul Callahan. Sailing trivia fans will enjoy the “visual proof” of which American Presidents sailed on 12 Metres. In Newport, RI on the 6th of November, a Pre-Screening of the film will be held at the Jane Pickens Theatre. Prior to the “Director’s Cut” screening, there will be a Legends Forum moderated by Gary Jobson, For ticketing information, visit