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CNN- Inside Sailing in Antigua

This month, CNN's Inside Sailing program comes from the Caribbean island of Antigua, at the 40th Charter Yacht Show where the team takes a first hand look at, and a sail in, some of the world's top boats. Chartering remains the ultimate in exclusive holidays, and this month's show examines what it takes to make an unforgettable sailing holiday.

The sailing world lost one of its most gifted sons earlier this month. Sir Peter Blake is the only skipper to complete the Whitbread Race with victories in every leg, the first Kiwi to win the America's Cup and the first non-American to defend the Cup successfully. The show takes a look back at some of the adventures in the life of Sir Peter Blake.

When the Volvo Ocean Race completed its second leg, arriving in Sydney Harbor. The "illbruck" won again but it was no cakewalk. The winning skipper John Kostecki talks us through illbruck's near-sinking in the Southern Ocean.

Meanwhile back in Auckland, excitement is building for America's Cup 2003. Peter Harrison's GBR Challenge is among the syndicates already in Auckland and testing in the waters of Hauraki Gulf. Inside Sailing heads for the Viaduct Basin paddock to start handicapping the first round of the world's oldest sporting trophy.


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