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Ainslie, Waterhouse to miss SailGP regatta in Taranto, Italy

Jun. 04, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

The second regatta in SailGP’s second season will be notable for who’s missing as much as who will be sailing in Taranto, Italy. The biggest absence will be that of Sir Ben Ainslie, who helmed the British team to victory in the podium race in the opening regatta in...

Top Aussie female sailor Curtis picked to join SailGP squad

May. 06, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

Nina Curtis has been picked to join the defending champion Australian team for the rest of SailGP’s second season as part of a developmental program to fast-track women into the global league. Curtis, who won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics and sailed with...

Britain's Ben Ainslie beats Slingsby's Aussies in SailGP

Apr. 25, 2021 19:50 PM EDT

British star Sir Ben Ainslie pulled ahead of Australia’s Tom Slingsby early on the second leg of the podium race and held on to win the opening regatta of SailGP’s second season Sunday on a wild day in strong wind on Bermuda’s Great Sound. With the 50-foot foiling...

Ainslie, Slingsby look forward to competitive SailGP season

Apr. 22, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

British sailing star Sir Ben Ainslie gave a tantalizing look at what the second season of SailGP would offer when he dominated the opening regatta on Sydney Harbor in February 2020, including a victory over Tom Slingsby and defending champion Australia in the match-race final. ...

Spithill navigates from America's Cup loss to SailGP debut

Apr. 08, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

Three weeks after his Italian-based team lost the America’s Cup match on New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf, Australian-born Jimmy Spithill has arrived on Bermuda’s Great Sound to lead the reconfigured American team in the SailGP global league. Spithill will make his SailGP...