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GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH TV PRODUCER LEON SEFTON

Episode 6: North Sails x the 36th America’s Cup

Leon Sefton is no stranger to professional sailing and the America’s Cup, however he is lesser known than the sailors or design teams. As one of the top producers in sailing TV, Sefton is the guy calling the shots behind the cameras to bring the 36th America’s Cup to your screens. “Each day when we’re on-air, what I’m looking for we’re making sense of what’s playing out in front of us.” Managing and directing 12 audio feeds, 10 onboard cameras, 2 chase boats, and 2 helicopters—all on the water– Sefton has his hands full. “It is immensely challenging,” he said. “Compared to F1, where you surround a track with cameras and run cables back to your live [production] truck and nothing moves and everything should work, we have none of this going for us in sailing.”