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 […]

SailGP

Australia defends SailGP Championship title amidst extraordinary scenes on San Francisco Bay

San Francisco, California – 3/28/2022 – By SailGP – Tom Slingsby’s Australia SailGP Team is the Season 2 SailGP Champions after claiming victory over Japan and the United States amidst unbelievable drama on San Francisco Bay. On a day that saw multiple collisions, a restarted Championship Final Race – after a whale sighting on the course – and challenging winds, Slingsby’s team collected the $1 million prize for winning the season. In the day’s other historic milestone, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke’s New Zealand claimed the top prize in SailGP’s inaugural Impact League, presented by legendary marine biologist Dr Sylvia […]

SailGP

New Zealand SailGP Team focusing on strong finish

San Francisco, California – 3/26/2022 – by SailGP – The New Zealand SailGP Team will be looking to finish off the season in style when it hits the water for the Mubadala United States Sail Grand Prix in San Francisco tomorrow. Taking place on an iconic racecourse between the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, five races will be contested across Sunday and Monday (NZDT) before the winner-takes-all, season-deciding final race where the overall season champion will be crowned. Australia and the United States are guaranteed a place in the Grand Final and the chance to win USD $1 million, with […]

SailGP

Capsizes, repairs and mind games ahead of SailGP Season 2 Grand Final

San Francisco, California – 3/25/2022 – Teams are pushing themselves to the limit ahead of the Mubadala United States Sail Grand Prix in San Francisco, with two of the three Grand Finalists capsizing on San Francisco Bay during training. Overall leader and reigning champion – Tom Slingsby’s Australia team – was the latest F50 to overturn on the bay last night. It followed a dramatic capsize by the U.S. team earlier in the week, as driver Jimmy Spithill aims to claim his first SailGP title. Taking place on an iconic racecourse between the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, five races […]