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Spithill's US team has strong start to SailGP regatta

Jun. 05, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

TARANTO, Italy (AP) — Jimmy Spithill skippered the United States team to victories in two of the three fleet races Saturday to take the lead in SailGP's second regatta of its second season. The strong performance came five weeks after Spithill’s SailGP debut was...

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. ...

Australian SailGP team capsizes US boat during training

Apr. 16, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

Skipper Tom Slingsby and the defending SailGP champion Australian crew capsized the U.S. team’s foiling 50-foot catamaran on Bermuda’s Great Sound on Friday during its first training session for the global tour’s season opener. Slingsby said there were only minor...

Fast data off fast boats to highlight SailGP's second season

Apr. 15, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

The second season of the SailGP global league will be awash in data that will benefit sailors as well as TV viewers, thanks to its association with tech billionaire Larry Ellison, the cofounder of Oracle Corp. Starting with the opener of the pandemic-delayed season April...

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...

Cayard takes helm of underperforming US Olympic sailing team

Mar. 25, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Paul Cayard has raced in the America’s Cup and the Olympics, and was the first American skipper to win one of sailing’s toughest challenges, the Whitbread Round the World Race. One of America’s most accomplished sailors, Cayard now faces another...