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
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
With less than a week to go before they will do battle for the first time ever next weekend on Sydney Harbour the skippers of the six international SailGP teams came together in a studio for 30 minutes of gentle questioning and friendly banter hosted by SailGP TV anchor Shirley
The concluding part of our exclusive interview with American sailor Rome Kirby as he takes on his first leadership role as skipper and CEO of the United States SailGP Team for next year’s inaugural season of the international circuit.
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American sailor Rome Kirby has is well known in the professional yacht racing world as an America’s Cup winner, a Volvo Ocean Race competitor and a regular on a number of top-flight grand prix raceboat campaigns.
Now though he has been elevated into a leadership position as he takes on the
One week after the league’s historic global launch, SailGP today announced the members of the United States SailGP Team, and revealed details of its two premier U.S. events, set to take place in San Francisco (May) and New York (June) of next year.
The five members of the United States SailGP
Welcome to the Yacht Racing Life guide to the new SailGP international sailing league.
If you read the press release and watched the promotional video but are still wondering what SailGP is all about, don’t worry. We have broken down everything you need to know into easy to understand bite-sized chunks.