SailGP has opened for business; the brand-new professional sailing circuit launching on a beautiful summer’s day on Sydney Harbour on the 15th February. The home team fronted by skipper and helmsman Tom Slingsby came away with the win and we’re going to look at the key moments on the Aussie’s road to victory.
Anyone that watched the last America’s Cup in Bermuda will be familiar with the race course; a reaching start takes the boats to a windward mark and onto a downwind leg. They then complete a number of laps of the windward/leeward course (with a gate at both ends) selected to match the race length decided by officials. The overall SailGP competition format is explained in this video .