Sunday, September 22, 2019

Team Australia Wins it ALL!

Team Australia wins the first inaugural SailGP racing series. They are the Champions and the team to beat next year. Next years racing starts on February 28, 2020.

This is now the premier racing series in the world. Unlike the Americas Cup the SailGP program does not have any of the politics or the need to constantly build all new boats each time the regatta happens. What this means for SailGP is their boats can be continually tweaked before each years racing starts. Teams members can be employed and retained each year, no need to look for the next big thing in sailing as SailGP is it (and for employment). A lot of advantages to this set up.

We all should thank Russell Coutts for his vision and for Larry Ellison of Oracle willingness to not let the foiling cats die after it was announced the next Americas Cup would be raced on 75 foot foiling monohulls, which so far has shown to be a bad choice. But no matter we have SailGP!

Watch/listen to the following videos to enjoy the replays of the today's races and the big finale...


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