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Watch the 2009 12-Metre World Championships tomorrow on ESPN Classic at 1pm (est)

November 6th, 2009

See America’s Cup winners Russell Coutts and Bill Koch aboard KZ 7!

“The Golden Years of 12-Meters”, a film produced and narrated by Gary Jobson, will be presented on ESPN Classic on Saturday, November 7 at 1:00 PM EST (10:00AM PST). This film brings you through a history of the 12-Meter class and its role in the America’s Cup.

With  a focus on many America’s Cup Hall of Fame inductees who reached fame on 12 Meters, the film includes an exclusive look at what it is like to race on board with Russell Coutts and Bill Koch. This special also 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 discussion with Paul Callahan, CEO, of the Shake-A-Leg Foundation, whose adaptive sailing program features the 12-Meter Easterner.

I’m sure that after viewing this program you will have a better understanding of what it was like to sail on these powerful boats!!