What's on Watersports World This Week

Surfing - Pro Women's World Tour, pt 1 of 4,

Sailing - Aruba Catamaran Champs, Caribbean

Powerboats - Class III Europeans, Italy

Windsurfing - Ireland Wave preview, Ireland

This week on the world's most widely watched watersports show we check out

the pro women's world surfing tour, and yes, it's absolutely superb...

Then we're heading to sunny Aruba in the Caribbean for one of the most exotic

catamaran regattas in the world...

And finally we're heading to Italy for the Class 3 powerboat Europeans off

the pretty seaside town of Viareggio.

UK Broadcast times:

20/03/02, 17:30, Sky Sports 2 - Wednesday

20/03/02, 20:00, Sky Sports Extra - Wednesday

21/03/02, 12:00, Sky Sports 3 - Thursday

21/03/02, 15:30, Sky Sports 2 - Thursday

24/03/02, 06:00, Sky Sports 2 - Sunday

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After the UK airing, WW is broadcast through 82 countries in the world with

a total distribution of 161 million homes. After 10 years it's Sky's longest

running sports show.

WATERSPORTS WORLD LATEST DISTRIBUTION 2002

TOTAL HOMES = 161+ MILLION

UK

Broadcaster: SKYSPORTS

Homes receiving 5+ million

SOUTH AMERICA

Broadcaster: FOX AMERICAS (English/Spanish)

Homes receiving 12+ million

MIDDLE EAST, MALAYSIA, INDIA, CHINA, KOREA, JAPAN, HONG KONG

Broadcaster: STAR TV

Homes receiving 60+ million

SOUTH AFRICA and PAN AFRICA

Broadcaster: MNET

Homes receiving 8+ million

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Broadcaster: Emirates TV*

Homes receiving 1+ million

AUSTRALIA

Broadcaster: FOXSPORTS

Homes receiving 4+ million

MIDDLE EAST inc. ISRAEL

Broadcaster: Extreme Sports Channel*

Homes receiving 2+ million

FRANCE

Broadcaster: Pathé

Homes receiving 3+ million

CANADA

Broadcaster: via Global TV*

Homes receiving 1+ million

ITALY

Broadcaster: STREAM

Homes receiving 4+ million

PAN EUROPEAN: INCLUDING EASTERN BLOC AND SCANDINAVIA

Broadcaster: Extreme Sports Channel*

Homes receiving 40+ million

CHINA

Broadcaster: via Guang Ya (various channels)*

Homes receiving 20+ million

JAPAN

Broadcaster: JSKYB

Homes receiving 1+ million

TOTAL HOMES = 161+ MILLION

TOTAL POTENTIAL WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE (2.5 PER HOME) = 430+ MILLION

* Aired under programme name "Hot Water"