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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...

CDC says Florida lawsuit imperils summer cruises to Alaska

Jun. 03, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

U.S. officials say Florida’s lawsuit against the federal government over conditions for cruise lines to resume sailing could threaten plans to restart cruising in Alaska. Florida sued the Biden administration to throw out requirements, called a conditional sailing...

US SailGP Team launches Foiling First diversity program

Jun. 03, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

Two-time America’s Cup champion Jimmy Spithill is all for improving diversity and inclusion in sailing, whether it’s along lines of race, gender or socioeconomic status. After all, he needed a bit of help to get going in a sport in which he’s become a superstar. ...

11th Hour Racing heads to sea to resume prep for Ocean Race

May. 28, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

After sailing together in two round-the-world races, Brown alums Charlie Enright and Mark Towill are taking on different roles as 11th Hour Racing heads back out to sea to begin preparations for the 2022-23 Ocean Race. Towill will move off the boat to lead the team as CEO...

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...