• Sydney Show Gets Closer

    Tom Slingsby is an Olympic gold medalist, America’s Cup champion, eight-time world champion and proud Australian.
    He can now add helmsman of the Australia SailGP Team to his already impressive c.v. Get to know him here.

    The China SailGP Team boat was officially launched on Sydney Harbour yesterday, kicking off the final preparation for SailGP’s inaugural event on the iconic harbour in just two weeks. The newly unveiled Chinese F50 catamaran – the fifth of six national SailGP boats to be unveiled – is uniformly red from wingtip to hull, and features the national flag and a dragon tattoo

    Tickets are selling fast for the inaugural Sydney SailGP, with just two weeks to go until the fastest, most technologically advanced race boats in the world hit Sydney Harbour for a spectacular show on 15-16 February.

    Get to know Rome Kirby, helmsman of the United States SailGP Team. At only 29 he is already a Volvo Ocean Race and America's Cup veteran, and leads a crew of equally young and accomplished American athletes.

    Creating a fleet of six identically matched, sophisticated and complex F50 catamarans in time for the inaugural SailGP event in Sydney next month was a colossal task that has required in excess of 100,000 man hours. The build project was carried out by Core Builders Composites in New Zealand and started by taking three existing platforms and supercharging them. In addition, three new boats were built along identical lines to produce a total of six new platforms that would comply with the newly created F50 one design class rules.
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