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Watch: U.S. Team’s disappointing Chicago performance dissected in SailGP’s Racing on the Edge

25 JULY 2022News
by Miranda Blazeby, Digital Editor

SailGP fans can now get the inside track on all the action from the T-Mobile United States Sail Grand Prix in the latest episode of the league’s behind-the-scenes docuseries Racing on the Edge.

The second epsiode of the season dissects the disappointing performance of the U.S. SailGP Team on the home waters of Lake Michigan.

Racing on the Edge shines the spotlight on the pressure put onto Driver Jimmy Spithill in the run up to the event and the flight control issues that plagued the team throughout racing.

Recalling a difficult weekend of racing, flight controller Hans Henken said: “He [Spithill] took it like a good leader should, he took the responsibility for what happened even though it’s not his really, it’s my responsibility - I’m the one flying the boat.”

The episode also offers a glimpse into Spithill’s racing debrief in the team’s Chicago tech base.

With unmatched access into the league, Racing on the Edge features behind-the scenes-insight and up-close interviews with the Championship’s biggest personalities, including Australia Driver Tom Slingsby, Great Britain Driver Ben Ainslie and Canada Driver Phil Robertson.

This latest episode also highlights Australian flight controller Jason Waterhouse, who is described as a ‘one in a lifetime kind of sailor’ by Slingsby.

Every episode of Racing on the Edge is available on SailGP's YouTube channel.


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