On Course, Episode 27

Published on October 22nd, 2023

The On Course series takes a regular look at the sailing world with show host Matt Sheahan. Here is the Episode 27 description:

SailGP’s fourth season is the busiest so far with 13 events around the world. And while the dominant Australians continue to lead the overall standings, recent results suggest that their reign is coming under increasing pressure. Several of the teams competing for a shot at the America’s Cup next year are also racing in SailGP, which makes high quality racing in the world’s fastest one designs an obvious choice.

But, while there are clear benefits in getting match fit in a fleet of identical boats while understanding the strengths and weaknesses of your competitors, there is also nowhere to hide when things go pear shaped. All of which makes this SailGP season especially interesting for the rest of us. With this in mind we take a look at what happened in St Tropez, Taranto, and Cadiz.

We also go behind the scenes at One Sails for a rare tour of their manufacturing facility to see how and why their sails are different. Plus, we talk to offshore record holder and PlanetSail regular Dee Caffari about an exciting campaign to set a new round the world record. On top of this we get aboard the newly revised Farr X2 along with gorging on a double helping of Docktalk and much, much more.

Video uploaded Oct. 22, 2023

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