Video Killed The Radio Star

Video Killed The Radio Star

We’ve hinted at the work we’ve been doing to make Sailing Anarchy’s video capabilities better, and starting Friday, you’ll get the chance to see what we’ve come up with so far.  Mr. Clean’s On-The-Water Anarchy from Charleston Race Week will be the first real test of our new system, which we’ve built through a partnership with Sail.TV, by far the best player in the sport.  The Sail.TV/Sailing Anarchy player isn’t just for OTW Anarchy – it will soon allow anarchists to upload their own content directly to the server for archive and playback, all with a smooth interface and a pre-existing audience across the Sail.TV network.  We think the SA’ers will add a big dose of great (and not-so-great) video to the mix, and we’re stoked to see how it plays out.

For Charleston, which is likely the biggest sportboat gathering in US regatta history, SA is psyched to have the guys at Sail.TV working their asses off to allow OTW Anarchy coverage of the Melges 24 Fleet in near-live capacity, as well as Clean’s usual great interviews and shots of hot women.  "There will be some lag but we are working to minimize all such delays so the On-The-Water viewer can keep up to speed with all the day’s action in real time" said Mark David, CEO of Sail.tv. "We have quite a history of transmitting online live sailing action
including 90 hours of the 32nd America’s Cup. Its part of our DNA to broadcast live coverage where-ever in the world that may be from and I think it fair to say we have learnt a thing or two over the years. It makes  perfect sense for us to hook up with SA in their quest to bring greater racing coverage from North America, as always in their own distinct style".

That’s not our only surprise, either – but you’ll have to tune in to learn more, as well as to get great deals and sweet prizes courtesy of coverage sponsors US Melges 24 Class, Point Loma Outfitting, Latis Yachting Solutions, Ocean Sailing Academy, and Charleston Yachting.

You can find the new video player here, while photos, scores, and written observations and commentary will still be in the On-The-Water Anarchy forum – that’s where you can help guide the coverage as well with your suggestions and questions.  Don’t miss it!