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WATCH: TikTok trainspotting sensation Francis Bourgeois says racing an F50 is ‘like a movie’

31 JULY 2022News
by Miranda Blazeby, Digital Editor

TikTok trainspotting sensation Francis Bourgeois swapped trains for F50s after taking the wheel of Great Britain’s electric blue hydro foiling catamaran during a visit to the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix in Plymouth.

Bourgeois took part in rigorous safety training, including how to respond in the event of a capsize, before stepping on board with driver Ben Ainslie and the rest of the team on the waters of Plymouth Sound.

Season 3 // Great Britain Sail Grand Prix // Francis Bourgeois safety training

After catching his breath, Bourgeois was even handed the wheel of the F50, an experience he described as being ‘like a movie’.

Season 3// Great Britain Sail Grand Prix // Francis Bourgeois with Great Britain crew

Bourgeois' visit took place ahead of official racing on Saturday, which saw Peter Burling's New Zealand dominate, with a 2-2-1 racing record.

Sunday's racing action will kick off at 2pm BST.


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