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SailGP attracts global audience of 1.8 billion in inaugural season

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SailGP adds total economic impact of US$115 million to five host cities in first year, more than 133,000 spectators witnessed world’s fastest sail racing.  NEW YORK – October 10, 2019 – As SailGP celebrates its first anniversary, the overall impact of the new global championship has been revealed, highlighted by a

Iain Murray: The “Big Fella” of the America’s Cup on SailGP

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Rob Kothe speaks to multiple-America's Cup race director Iain Murray about his role at SailGP at the end of the international circuit's inaugural season. One of Australia's most respected sailor Iain Murray, 61, is the Regatta Director for SailGP. He was Regatta Director for the 34th America's Cup in 2013 and 35th

SailGP: Slingsby prevails in the Million Dollar Match Race

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MARSEILLE, France – September 22, 2019 – Tom Slingsby today made history, helming the Australia SailGP Team to victory over Nathan Outteridge’s Japan SailGP Team in the SailGP Season 1 Championship Final Race. The global league’s inaugural season culminated with a 10-minute match race between Australia and Japan, in which

SailGP: A weather examination – Rob Kothe reports from Marseille

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There is nothing like a significant sailing regatta to bring focus on the sailing conditions on a patch of water called home by thousands of sailors.The Olympic venues Sydney, Qingdao, Weymouth Rio, once again Enoshima for 2020 and next up Marseille 2024 all had a serious examination before the Olympic

SailGP: Rob Kothe skippers’ interviews ahead of $1M season finale

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Rob Kothe previews the SailGP Season 1 Grand Final taking place in Marseille next weekend featuring eight fleet races over three days for the six teams, followed by the much-anticipated sudden-death match race where the overall series top two teams will go head-to-head for a winner-takes-all one million dollar prize. As

SailGP: Rob Kothe sets the scene ahead of British heat in Cowes

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With the first ever British stage of the SailGP international circuit set to take place in Cowes next weekend, Australian yachting journalist Rob Kothe sets the scene based on conversations with the Australian, British and Japanese crews. The SailGP series, using one design F50 catamarans, is tearing up traditional racing norms. These

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

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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

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