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Great Britain suffers disappointing first day ruined by ‘three terrible starts’, Ainslie says

Great Britain – 7/30/2022 – by Miranda Blazeby, SailGP Digital Editor – Home favorites Great Britain ‘need a good day tomorrow’ after a disappointing first day of racing in Plymouth ruined by ‘terrible starts’, driver Ben Ainslie has said. The Brits struggled off the start line amongst a congested fleet in all three fleet races and were pushed to the back of the pack amid jostling competition. Speaking about the team’s performance, driver Ainslie said: “It wasn’t a great day – we’ve made life really hard for ourselves with our starts, which were terrible.” He added that the team would be […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]