The nine drivers of SailGP’s fleet of fiercely competitive nations have revealed their personal highs and lows of the 11-event Season 3.
United States driver Jimmy Spithill pinpointed the team’s first ever event win in Saint-Tropez as his personal favorite moment from the season, while strategist Erika Reineke sustaining a broken leg in training ahead of the KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix was his low point.
Denmark driver Nicolai Sehested meanwhile said his season high took place at his home event in Copenhagen, which saw the Danes compete for the event title against the Kiwis and French in the three-boat Final.
His low however took place in Dubai when the Danish were hampered by technical problems on the last day of racing.
Emirates GBR driver Ben Ainslie meanwhile said his season high and low points occurred at the Mubadala SailGP Season 3 Grand Final in San Francisco, which he said was ‘a wonderful event’. However, the Brits finishing third in the winner-takes-all podium race also made it the low point of the season.
“We were in a great spot and we didn’t put it together when it counts which is always tough - but that’s sport.”
The SailGP fleet will commence battle for the Season 4 title at the Rolex United States Sail Grand Prix | Chicago at Navy Pier, which gets underway later this month.