SailGP

Extraordinary comeback sees Australia storm to victory in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois – June 19, 2022 – The Australia SailGP Team continues to set the championship benchmark in SailGP Season 3, as Tom Slingsby, CEO and driver of Australia SailGP Team pulled off an impressive recovery to not only steal a last-minute spot in the event final but overcome Great Britain and Canada to win the T-Mobile United States Sail Grand Prix, Chicago at Navy Pier.  Australia had looked set to miss its first event final since the France Sail Grand Prix in Saint-Tropez last September – after a last place finish in the day two opener – but went […]

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United States Driver Jimmy Spithill has said home fans ‘deserve better’ after the team floundered in the first day of racing in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois – 6/18/2022 – By Miranda Blazeby, Digital Editor – SailGP – The U.S. SailGP Team finished the day with a 8-9-7 racing record and at the bottom of the leaderboard in a performance littered with errors. Meanwhile, Phil Robertson’s Canada finished at the front of the pack, followed by Great Britain and New Zealand. Teams battled tricky conditions of choppy waters and unpredictable wind shifts that saw Chicago live up to its name as the ‘Windy City’. Reflecting on the day, Spithill said the team would ‘regroup, learn the lessons and move on’ ahead of racing resuming tomorrow. “We’re really […]

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SailGP newcomer Canada have built on their impressive season debut by triumphing in the first day of racing in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois – 6/18/2022 – By SailGP – Driver Phil Robertson battled choppy waters and unpredictable wind shifts as Chicago lived up to its name as the ‘Windy City’ to claim two race wins and finish the day with 27 points. Robertson’s team saw off fierce competition from Ben Ainslie’s Great Britain, who finished in close second with 26 points, and Peter Burling’s New Zealand, who finished third overall with 23 points. It was a tricky day for flight controllers, who battled the unique challenges of freshwater racing and wind speeds of 32 km/h, with many struggling to keep their […]

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SailGP prepares for a weekend of firsts at Chicago’s Skyline Stadium 

Chicago, Illinois – 6/17/2022 – SailGP’s nine teams will be navigating new conditions, a tighter racecourse, and a noisy home crowd sitting right on the waterfront as the global, purpose-led league makes its freshwater racing debut this weekend at the inaugural Chicago event on Lake Michigan.  Navy Pier will offer fans a fantastic vantage point from which to watch the second event of SailGP Season 3. Australia, led by Tom Slingsby, enters the weekend not only as the league’s two-time defending champions but fresh from victory in the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess last month. Jimmy Spithill’s […]

Boat Life

BOATING WEEK IN THE U.S. AND AROUND THE WORLD

Cover photo: This bonkers 115-foot submarine was designed to host parties underwater. U-Boat Worx’s newest fleet member takes the festivities to a whole new level. The first of its class, the singular sub can dive some 650 feet below the waterline. “The UWEP will shake up both the submarine and hospitality industry and lead the way in bespoke underwater events,” U-Boat Worx’s founder and CEO Bert Houtman said in a statement. – Robb Report | Photo courtesy of Peek Creative Studios | Cape Cod, Massachusetts- 6/12/2022 – ‘Wet, exhausted — and strangely happy”: Thinking about the Figawi, Cape Cod race […]

SailGP Season 3

Australia still the team to beat as Tom Slingsby claims SailGP Season 3 opener in Bermuda

Defending champions defeat Sir Ben Ainslie’s Great Britain and Phil Robertson’s Canada in event final in stunning conditions on Bermuda’s Great Sound Bermuda – 5/15/2022 – Tom Slingsby’s Australia SailGP Team appears to have lost none of the momentum from its Season 2 Grand Final victory in San Francisco in March, as it dominated the podium race of the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess to claim the opening title of the season Racing on the second day of the season took place in perfect conditions. Bermuda’s Great Sound sparkled under clear skies with fans packing the shoreline […]

SailGP Season 3

SailGP’s tough new penalty points system for season 3 explained

Bermuda – 5/15/2022 – By Miranda Blazeby, SailGP – SailGP’s tough new penalty points system designed to crack down on collisions and crashes on the racecourse has been explained by chief umpire Craig Mitchell. The harsher penalty policy, which was introduced ahead of Season 3, includes the doubling of penalty points for contact and crashes between rival boats. It comes after a litany of incidents in Season 2 with notable example seeing the British team cause serious damage to one of Japan’s hulls. The Season 3 changes to the penalty policy follow a previous tightening of the the system in […]

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Crew lists and athlete substitutions for the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix

Bermuda – 5/14/2022 FLEET RACE ONE | Australia SailGP TeamDriver: Tom SlingsbyWing Trimmer: Kyle LangfordFlight Controller: Jason WaterhouseGrinder: Kinley FowlerGrinder: Sam NewtonStrategist: Natasha Bryant | Canada SailGP TeamDriver: Phil RobertsonWing Trimmer: Chris DraperFlight Controller: Billy GooderhamGrinder: Tom RamshawGrinder: Jareese FinchStrategist: Georgia Lewin-LaFrance | Denmark SailGP TeamDriver: Nicolai SehestedWing Trimmer: Tom JohnsonFlight Controller: Rasmus KøstnerGrinder: Julius HallströmGrinder: Hans-Christian RosendahlStrategist: Katja Salskov-Iversen | France SailGP TeamDriver: Quentin DelapierreWing Trimmer: Kevin PeponnetFlight Controller: Francois MorvanGrinder: Matthieu VandameGrinder: Timothe LapauwStrategist: Manon Audinet | Great Britain SailGP TeamDriver: Ben AinslieWing Trimmer: Iain JensenFlight Controller: Luke ParkinsonGrinder: Neil HunterGrinder: Nick HuttonStrategist: Nikki Boniface | New Zealand SailGP TeamDriver: Peter BurlingWing Trimmer: Blair TukeFlight Controller: James WierzbowskiGrinder: Josh JuniorGrinder: Louis SinclairStrategist: Liv Mackay | Spain SailGP TeamDriver: Jordi XammarWing Trimmer: Florian TrittelFlight Controller: Diego BotinGrinder: Joel RodriguezGrinder: Paula BarceloStrategist: Joan Cardona | Switzerland SailGP TeamDriver: Sebastien SchneiterWing Trimmer: Stuart BithellFlight […]

SailGP Season 3

Great Britain opens SailGP Season 3 with two race wins

Great Britain opens SailGP Season 3 with two race wins, newcomers Canada stun field on debut. | Defending champions Australia experience mixed day in picturesque Great Sound at the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess | Bermuda – 5/14/2022 – Sir Ben Ainslie’s Great Britain SailGP Team threw down the first major challenge to defending champion Tom Slingsby’s Australia for Series 3 supremacy, as it claimed two of the three races on day one of the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess. However a penalty in the second race for Great Britain against Canada only sees […]

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Final preparations and finishing touches as Season 3 of SailGP kicks off in Bermuda

Nine F50 catamarans to lineup on Great Sound for the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess, May 14 and 15 | Bermuda – 5/13/2022 – There are less than 24 hours to go until SailGP Season 3 gets underway in spectacular fashion at the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess on May 14-15.  Just seven weeks after Australia dramatically claimed its second successive SailGP Championship on San Francisco Bay, for the first time an expanded fleet of nine identical hydrofoiling F50 catamarans will be in action, with new teams Canada and Switzerland making their SailGP debut. The […]