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Sail GP: Behind the scenes of Ainslie v Slingsby scrap


When the opening event of the 2021 SailGP season in Sydney, Australia pitched the world's most successful Olympic sailor Sir Ben Ainslie against the 2020 champion Tom Slingsby, most people thought the battle between the former Oracle Team USA teammates would be a close one. As it turned out though

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


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 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

World Sailing Show – April 2019

World Sailing Show IN BRIEF We’re all about speed this month. From Tom Slingsby’s guided tour of his teams’ F50, to the drama that proceeded another record breaking run around the Caribbean 600. We also find out how aircraft giants Airbus are helping American Magic to develop their trial horse, the Mule as their America’s

SailGP skippers’ studio banter ahead of Sydney showdown

SailGP skippers' studio banter ahead of Sydney showdown

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

SailGP: Boat and data speeds to be tested in Sydney

SailGP: Boat and data speeds to be tested in Sydney

It feels like ages since the first rumours of a brand new global professional racing circuit put together by Russell Coutts and Larry Ellison first surfaced in early 2017. But yesterday in Sydney, Australia – one week away from the first event there next weekend – the six-boat fleet of

Tom Slingsby to lead Australia SailGP Team

Tom Slingsby to lead Australia SailGP Team

Australian Olympic gold medallist and America’s Cup winner Tom Slingsby has been announced as skipper of the Australia SailGP Team crew. Slingsby won gold in the Laser class at the London 2012 Olympic Games and played a key role in Oracle Team USA’s 2013 turnaround victory in the 34th America’s Cup