SailGP rounds up the biggest stories this week, from chief umpire Craig Mitchell’s Dubai penalty rundown to the publication of the first fan-owned team’s White Paper.
How Canadian sailor Madeline Gillis went from shore team intern to training with the Canada SailGP Team in Dubai
First up is the story of Madeline Gillis, who talks about her experience progressing from a shore team intern in Chicago to jumping on board the F50 to train with the Canada SailGP Team in Dubai. Madeline first got involved with SailGP assisting the Australia SailGP Team before taking part in CANFOIL week back home in Canada. After that, she was personally invited to train with the Canadian team by driver Phil Robertson himself.
Hot off the press: Read the fan-owned team White Paper
Next up is the fresh publication of the fan-owned team White Paper. The first fan-owned team to enter SailGP will utilize a DAO structure, be built on the NEAR Protocol, and represent Bermuda and the Caribbean. It is hoped the tenth team in the league will be on the start line for Season 4, which kicks off in June 2023.
The Umpire’s Call: Craig Mitchell on Dubai’s punishing pre-starts and New Zealand’s four-point penalty
In third is chief umpire Craig Mitchell’s rundown of all the penalty action from the Dubai Sail Grand Prix. Dubai’s bumper racing schedule included a total of seven races and plenty of penalty drama - including New Zealand being docked two season points for contact with Switzerland and a ‘tricky’ situation involving four different teams.
WATCH: Egyptian athlete Manal Rostom talks about her historic Everest climb on ROCKWOOL’s Into The Depths
Next, Nike ambassador and all-round trailblazer Manal Rostom talks about the challenges of her historic Mount Everest climb on ROCKWOOL’s Into The Depths. Rostom sat down with Into The Depths during her visit to the Dubai Sail Grand Prix, during which she learned more about the league and even got behind the wheel of the Danish F50.
Jimmy Spithill: ‘With four events to go, Season 3 is far from over’ for the United States
Finally, Untied States driver Jimmy Spihill reflects on the team’s disappointing sixth place finish in Dubai after picking up a 7-4-2-9-2-7 fleet racing record. Writing for Red Bull, Spithill remained upbeat about the rest of the season. “Anything can happen, so we just have to keep our heads down and put the work in and stay clear of the carnage, keep fighting and climbing up the board.”