The F50 Catamaran

SailGP’s F50 catamaran - the fastest sail race boat in the world

Crowned World Sailing’s 2019 Boat of the Year and the first boat to hit 50 knots during racing, the F50 wingsailed catamaran marks a huge step forward in the evolution of the sport.

The F50 catamaran is a revolutionary concept in sail racing that is the culmination of 10 years of development in high-performance, foiling, multihull racing. It was created as a one-design class to provide each of SailGP’s eight national teams with equal cutting-edge technology, leaving the race results directly in the hands of the world-class athletes.

All data recorded from the boats is transmitted to the team coaches via the Oracle Cloud, allowing them to analyze performance and communicate with their crews at pre-determined times during a race.

These communications are broadcast to spectators and the data is also used to create a unique second-screen experience via the SailGP App where fans can select up to two teams to follow and receive key performance insights from their boats.

F50 catamaran at a glance

NEW FOR SEASON 2:

  • Revolutionary modular wingsail system allowing them to range from 18-24 meters
    • New wingsail tech enables boats to compete in wider range of weather
    • Vital weight savings provides additional performance gains
  • Foils constructed with higher modulus carbon fiber
  • Geometry modified to promote more righting moment, increase boat speed prior to cavitation
  • Lower section of rudders manufactured in high-strength stainless steel to reduce drag