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Captain of yacht Morgan of Marietta loses life after going overboard in Newport Bermuda Race

Hamilton, Bermuda – 6/19/2022 – by The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee – We regret to report that our Fleet Communications Office for the 52nd Bermuda Race received a report of a crew overboard on the racecourse this afternoon.  The crew of the yacht Morgan of Marietta, a 42-foot sloop, reported that its captain, Colin Golder of New Providence, N.J., went overboard early this afternoon in strong winds, approximately 325 miles from Bermuda, and did not survive. After extended effort, Mr. Golder’s body was recovered by the vessel’s crew, and the vessel is returning to the mainland. Next of kin have been informed. The […]

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 […]

Racing

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 […]

SailGP

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 […]

Global Solo Challenge

The youngest entry so far in the Global Solo Challenge is American Gardner LaMaurice, who turns 25 this month

United Kingdom – 5/19/2022 – By GSC – Gardner LaMaurice, who will turn 25 this month, is now the youngest entry so far in the Global Solo Challenge 2023-2024. With his entry the young American wants to break the stereotype of sailing only being accessible to rich retired people and hopes to inspire others to follow his example. Gardner was already in the process of preparing his boat to complete a circumnavigation when he discovered the GSC and decided to enter. He believes that the added motivation of an organised event and a framework of regulations to comply with will make his project safer. As organisers we […]

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 […]

SailGP Season 3

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 […]

37th America's Cup

Barcelona to host 37th America’s Cup In 2024

Barcelona, Spain and Auckland, New Zealand – 3/29/2022 – Today Emirates Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron are announced Barcelona, in the region of Catalonia as the Host Venue for the 37th America’s Cup to be held in September and October of 2024. A mixture of history and modernity, Barcelona is one of the most iconic and attractive cities in the world and will become the first venue in the world to host both an Olympic Games and an America’s Cup event.  America’s Cup Defender Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton is delighted to announce […]