VIDEO: Harder than it looks
Published on July 26th, 2019
After three events during the inaugural SailGP season, the six international teams are sorting out the best techniques for sailing the identical wing-powered, foiling F50 catamarans. In this video, Great Britain SailGP Team’s CEO and wing trimmer Chris Draper explains the steps for tacking and gybing.
Established in 2018 and headquartered in London and San Francisco, SailGP seeks to be an annual, global sports league featuring fan-centric, inshore racing in some of the iconic harbors around the globe and culminates with a $1 million winner-takes-all match race. Rival national teams from Australia, China, France, Great Britain, Japan, and the United States battle it out in identical wing-powered, foiling F50 catamarans, engineered to exceed 50 knots.
Sydney, Australia (February 15-16)
San Francisco, USA (May 4-5)
New York, USA (June 21-22)
Cowes, UK (August 10-11)
Marseille, France (September 20-22)