New Zealand strategist Jo Aleh has been put under the spotlight in SailGP’s Get to Know series ahead of the team’s first ever home event - next weekend’s ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch.

Aleh relives her first sailing memories, reveals her sporting inspiration and even lets drop the name of her first ever boat.

Ahead of next weekend’s racing, New Zealand is currently second in the overall standings behind Tom Slingsby’s Australia at the top of the leaderboard and ahead of Quentin Delapierre’s France in third.

The SailGP fleet will do battle on Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbor across two days of fast and furious racing on March 18 & 19.