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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 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: 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

Chris Draper on Great Britain SailGP Team

Interview: Chris Draper on United Kingdom SailGP Team

Chris Draper – CEO of the recently announced Great Britain SailGP Team – says the lure of leading a British team in the new international professional yacht racing league was just too appealing a prospect for him to turn down – despite having had to give up on an idyllic

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