When it comes to steep learning curves, they don’t come much steeper than the one that British 49er Olympic hopeful Dylan Fletcher finds himself on since taking on the role of helmsman aboard the British SailGP F50 catamaran for the global circuit’s inaugural season.
Fletcher and his friend and crewmate Stuart
Impressive aerial footage of the first of the SailGP F50 foiling catamarans filmed sailing off Whangarei Heads in New Zealand.
To the casual observer the F50 foiling catamarans that will be used in next year’s inaugural SailGP professional circuit will look pretty much identical to the America’s Cup AC50s boats introduced to the sailing world at the 36th Cup in Bermuda in 2016.
Both designs are about the same length and