With less than a week to go before they will do battle for the first time ever next weekend on Sydney Harbour the skippers of the six international SailGP teams came together in a studio for 30 minutes of gentle questioning and friendly banter hosted by SailGP TV anchor Shirley
It feels like ages since the first rumours of a brand new global professional racing circuit put together by Russell Coutts and Larry Ellison first surfaced in early 2017.
But yesterday in Sydney, Australia – one week away from the first event there next weekend – the six-boat fleet of
Australian Olympic gold medallist and America’s Cup winner Tom Slingsby has been announced as skipper of the Australia SailGP Team crew.
Slingsby won gold in the Laser class at the London 2012 Olympic Games and played a key role in Oracle Team USA’s 2013 turnaround victory in the 34th America’s Cup