SailGP Season 3

Australia pull off an incredible win to take control of SailGP Season 3

Dubai – 11/13/2022 – Tom Slingsby’s Australia SailGP Team delivered one of the more remarkable victories seen in SailGP to dramatically overtake both France and Great Britain from what had seemed respective winning positions to storm back onto the winner’s podium. At the close of the Dubai Sail Grand Prix presented P&O Marinas, Australia now leads the championship by nine points from New Zealand, with France one point further back, maintaining its position in the crucial top three placings. A good result from Great Britain in Dubai sees it just two points out of the Grand Final currently with four […]

SailGP Season 3

it’s here! SailGP has arrived in the Middle East for the first time ahead of the Dubai Sail Grand Prix presented by P&O Marinas this weekend

11/10/2022- After a six-week hiatus, the SailGP fleet is gearing up for its last event of 2022 as the second half of Season 3 gets underway on the perilously tight racecourse of Port Rashid. With just 10 points separating New Zealand in second and Denmark in the sixth, Dubai will prove a crucial event for the mid-fleet teams contending for a podium position. Racing will take place between 15:00-16:30 GST with SailGP’s nine cutting-edge F50s flying past spectators, proving Dubai is the ultimate close-to-shore racing venue. Cover photo: Dubai, UAE – 11/10/22 – USA SailGP Team helmed by Jimmy Spithill […]

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What Does it take to go pro with SailGP?

USA – 9/13/2022 – At the Range Rover France Sail Grand Prix last week, the United States SailGP Team participated in SailGP’s Inspire Program by hosting youth athlete Lu Vivaldi as the team’s intern in Saint-Tropez. In addition to keeping the team’s F50 in top flight shape, Lu also found time to spend reviewing performance data with U.S. SailGP Team Coach Philippe Presti and grabbed the opportunity to ask him several questions about what it takes to make it on a SailGP team. What sailing background do most SailGP athletes come from? Most of our athletes come from Olympic campaigns, […]

SailGP Season 3

France set new SailGP speed record of 99.94 km/hour on crazy day in Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez, France – 9/11/2022 – The France SailGP Team has broken the SailGP racing speed record, hitting 99.94 km/hour during the third Fleet Race of the Range Rover France Sail Grand Prix | Saint-Tropez. Incredibly strong wind speeds – surpassing 40 km/h during racing – resulted in the record-breaking performance by the French at their home event. Great Britain had earlier set a new speed record of 99 km/h in the opening race of the day, before Quentin Delapierre’s team’s record-setting showing just a short while later. Remarkably, due to the conditions, every single team surpassed the 90 km/h mark […]

SailGP Season 3

New Zealand dominate packed day of racing in Copenhagen

Peter Burling’s team wins second event in a row, winning every race of the day at ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix and defeating France and Denmark in final | Copenhagen, Denmark – 8/20/2022 – The New Zealand SailGP Team has comprehensively established itself as the new form team of SailGP Season 3, winning three fleet races and dominating the event final at the ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix | Copenhagen. On a bumper day of racing in front of packed grandstands, Peter Burling sailed to victory in front of an impressive France team led by Quentin Delapierre and Nicolai Sehested’s […]

Global Solo Challenge

American David Linger is the 51st entry in the Global Solo Challenge

United Kingdom – 7/26/2022 – by GSC – David Linger from Seattle is the 4th American to sign up for the Global Solo Challenge, the 11th Class40/Open40 in the fleet, which is proving to be a popular choice of boat in the event. Previous entries from the US have been Peter Bourke of Rhode Island, Colin Bastable of Texas, and the youngest entry so far in the GSC, Gardner LaMaurice of Virginia, who is 25 years old. David had been in touch with the organisers for some time and recently took the big leap to buy “Koloa Maoli”, an Owen Clarke Design […]

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Great Britain’s Hannah Mills: “It’s no longer acceptable to just be an Athlete”

United Kingdom – 7/13/2022 – Speaking at a Great Britain SailGP Team event held in partnership with SailGP’s Champions For Change, Mills said ‘it is no longer acceptable to just be an athlete’. “With the rise of social media and the visibility and the reach that many athletes have, you’re such an influence over the people that follow you and your sport and that’s a huge responsibility to be showcasing the right qualities.” She highlighted a study undertaken by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which shows that the cultural and global influence of athletes far outweighs that of politicians. “That just […]

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SailGP Spotlight: Great Britain’s Ben Ainslie talks racing tactics ahead of his first SailGP home event in Plymouth

United Kingdom – 7/11/2022 – by Miranda Blazeby, SailGP Digital Editor – As the most decorated Olympic sailor of all time, Driver and co-owner of the British team Ben Ainslie is one of the best known athletes in SailGP. He joined the circuit ahead of Season 2, replacing former Driver Dylan Fletcher and, in October 2021, took majority ownership of the team in a first for the league. Despite this, Ainslie has yet to race at a home event, after personal commitments meant he was absent from last season’s Great Britain Sail Grand Prix. Interim Driver Paul Goodison stepped in, picking up fourth place […]

Latest News

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 […]

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 […]