SailGP rounds up the biggest stories this week, from Russell Coutts’s post-Cádiz debrief to the most memorable racing moments so far this season.
‘With new rudders, we will break the 100 km/h barrier’: Russell Coutts reveals the technical innovations heading for SailGP
First up, SailGP boss Russell Coutts gives exclusive insight into the upcoming technical advancements that will allow the flying F50 fleet to pass the 100 km/h speed barrier. Speaking to ROCKWOOL’s Into the Depths, Coutts reveals a number of technical innovations, including new rudders and foils, and a Halo driver crash protection system.
‘They’ve got no excuse’: SailGP experts say Switzerland 'must do better’ in second half of Season 3
Next up is the latest episode of SailGP’s Deep Dive podcast, during which hosts Stevie Morrison and Freddie Carr, together with presenter Lisa Darmanin, argue newcomer team Switzerland must show clear improvements in the second half of the season. Speaking about the team, Carr said: “There’s no excuse - they’ve got the data, they’ve got all the skill, so they need to start the boat properly and get in the mix.”
Lewin-LaFrance sisters named Rolex Sailors of the Year
In third is the news that Canada SailGP team athletes Antonia and Georgia Lewin-Lafrance have been named Sail Canada’s Rolex Sailors of the Year for 2021-2022. The award, which has been given annually since 1986, is awarded to athletes who have provided global recognition to Canadian sailing and Sail Canada.
From fierce rivalries to crushing penalties: Watch the most memorable racing moments from Season 3 so far
In fourth, we round up the most memorable racing moments from the season so far, including France’s Black Flag in Bermuda, the United States’s flight control problems and Great Britain’s contentious event-ended penalty in Plymouth.
The Russell Report: The triumph of the French, ‘hesitation’ of the Aussies and Cádiz racing action examined
Last but not least is SailGP boss Russell Coutts’ debrief on all the racing action from last month’s Spain Sail Grand Prix presented by NEAR. Coutts discusses the triumph of the French, the comeback of the United States and the performance errors of New Zealand and Denmark.