Category Archives: SailGP

SAILGP “WINNING CALLS”: FRA

If you’ve not signed up for and watched the “Winning Calls” webcast series from SailGP – you’re an idiot.

These sessions are providing some of the best, most educational inside info you can possibly get from those at the pinnacle of the sport racing the fastest boats on the planet.

The point of the series is to highlight how the groundbreaking open-source data model combines with the sailing talent across all the teams to drastically accelerate the evolution of top-tier sailing.

So this round had Olivier Ligné talking with Billy Besson and David Rey – focusing on the insane Cowes race in Season 1, where the boys found their first podium.

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SAILGP “WINNING CALLS”: USA

If you’ve not signed up for and watched the “Winning Calls” webcast series from SailGP – you’re an idiot.

These sessions are providing some of the best, most educational inside info you can possibly get from those at the pinnacle of the sport racing the fastest boats on the planet.

The point of the series is to highlight how the groundbreaking open-source data model combines with the sailing talent across all the teams to drastically accelerate the evolution of top-tier sailing.

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NZ TALENT GOING WHERE THE PINNACLE OF SAILING REALLY IS

Well SailGP certainly has stirred the pot with this release today…

SAILGP ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF NEW ZEALAND TEAM, LED BY OLYMPIC AND AMERICA’S CUP CHAMPIONS PETER BURLING AND BLAIR TUKE

What a coup for Russell! And what a smart move for Peter and Blair.

I actually predicted last year that NZ would come on. SailGP is just too attractive for top-talent to ignore. It truly has become the F1 of sailing….just as it always aspired to be.

You can’t really blame these fellas for jumping ship. AC36 has turned into a complete dumpster fire under ETNZ.

The most tantalizing tidbit will be who comes along to sponsor Team NZL. That will be fun to watch.

I mean, seriously, not even I, the master of pot-stirring, can keep up with Russell. Well-done my good man. Well-done.

Stay tuned. It’s about to get fun!