CNN’s Inside Sailing show comes from Florida this month and features the Melges 24 World Championship

CNN’s Inside Sailing comes from Florida this month, where Flavio Favini and his crew managed to continue the Italian dominance in this class. Show anchor Lou James also takes a look at the increasingly popular Farr 40 class.

Next we take a look at Mirabella V. At 75m (260ft), she will be the largest single-masted yacht ever when she’s finished. CNN’s Liz George talks to owner Joe Vittorio and designer Ron Holland.

The show also visits Sydney with the Club Marine Super Skiff Series for some spectacular racing. These dinghies-on-steroids weigh just 100kg without their three crew and can reach speeds of up to 25 knots.

Grant Dalton talks about his determination to reel in the fast-disappearing illbruck in the Volvo Ocean Race and claim his fourth round the world title. The racing round up continues with a look at Bruno Peyron’s short-lived Jules Verne attempt and heads Down Under again to catch up on the America’s Cup capers.

Inside Sailing airs this Sunday at 2230, next Wednesday 27 February at 1930 and the following Saturday 2 March at 2030. You can find out more by visiting the show’s website at