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SailGP: Teams ready for the ‘Battle in the Big Apple’

SailGP New York

The SailGP international high-performance race circuit rolled into New York City earlier this week where the six international teams competing on supercharged F50 catamarans have been practicing on the Hudson ahead of the start of racing later today. With on the water training time strictly limited under the rules of the

Yacht Racing Podcast Episode 12 – Tom Burnham & Rome Kirby

Justin Chisholm's guests on the latest episode of the Yacht Racing Podcast are Tom Burnham and Rome Kirby – respectively, the coach and skipper of the American SailGP team. Burnham is an ex-Olympic campaigner who has been involved in four America’s Cup challenges – one with Young America, twice with Luna Rossa

SailGP: Teams crunch the numbers in search of performance gains

SailGP: Teams crunch the numbers in search for performance gains

One aspect of the new SailGP global circuit currently two events into its inaugural season is the open sharing of vast quantities of performance data gathered whenever any of the six boats go racing. With training time on the high-tech 50-foot foiling catamarans rationed to the week before each regatta, effective

SailGP delivers much-improved event on San Francisco Bay

SailGP San Francisco

The second event on the Sail GP international circuit in San Francisco this weekend proved to be a huge step forward from the lacklustre light-airs season opener in Sydney, Australia in February. Sailing conditions on San Francisco Bay were much better, with – although patchy at times –breezes generally in the

Taylor Canfield completes World Match Racing Tour final line-up

Taylor Canfield completes World Match Racing Tour final line-up

US Virgin Islands match racer Taylor Canfield has been announced as the twelfth and final skipper rounding out the line-up for the World Match Racing Tour 2018-19 season championship final taking place in Marstrand, Sweden from July 3 – 7. Never one to let the grass grow under his feet, despite

SailGP: Fletcher and Bithell on stepping up from the 49er

SailGP: Fletcher and Bithell on stepping up from the 49er

When it comes to steep learning curves, they don’t come much steeper than the one that British 49er Olympic hopeful Dylan Fletcher finds himself on since taking on the role of helmsman aboard the British SailGP F50 catamaran for the global circuit’s inaugural season. Fletcher and his friend and crewmate Stuart

Opinion: SailGP struggles to match the hype in Sydney

Opinion: SailGP struggles to match the hype in Sydney

Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm casts a critical eye over the first event of the inaugural event of the new SailGP global professional sailing circuit event which took place last weekend in Sydney, Australia. The long awaited SailGP season opening regatta went off largely without a hitch in Sydney, this

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