• SailGP returns to the iconic Sydney Harbour for racing on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February
  • Driver Giles Scott looking forward to racing in stronger conditions
  • Emirates GBR launches new internship programme with The Greig Academy to make opportunities in the marine industry more accessible
  • Grinders Neil Hunter and Nick Hutton join Royal Australian Navy for gruelling training session

The Emirates Great Britain SailGP Team is preparing for action ahead of the KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix on the iconic Sydney Harbour. It will be the second event for Giles Scott as Driver, and its set to be the heaviest wind conditions the 10 teams have seen in a while. With Friday’s practice racing cancelled amid forecasted thunderstorms, teams are eager to get out racing on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday’s forecast of 25-30 km/h winds, gusting to 37 km/h, means Sydney will be the first heavy wind event of Season 4 so far. Scott said it was “unfortunate” practice racing was called off, but he was looking forward to sailing in some stronger winds on Saturday, after light conditions at his debut in event in Abu Dhabi.

Gile ScottSydney presser

“To be honest, this event very much feels like my first event. In Abu Dhabi, the conditions were tricky, we sailed for four days and I’m not sure we foiled once. I’m very much looking forward to tomorrow, Sydney Harbour is so iconic and famous for its sailing so I can’t wait to get out there. Hopefully we can turns some heads this weekend.”

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