Giles Scott has taken the wheel of the Emirates GBR F50 ahead of the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Sail Grand Prix presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
The double Olympic Gold medallist has taken over the Driver role from Sir Ben Ainslie, who remains Emirates GBR’s CEO. Ainslie previously said stepping down was “one of the toughest decisions” of his sporting career, but it was “time for the next generation to come through”. The UAE event is Scott’s debut as Driver, with racing taking place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 January from 10:00 GMT.
The new Emirates GBR line-up took to the water in Abu Dhabi for Official Practice Racing on Friday with Scott as Driver, Hannah Mills OBE as Strategist, Iain Jensen as Wing Trimmer, Luke Parkinson as Flight Controller, Matt Gotrel MBE, Neil Hunter and Nick Hutton as Grinders and Hannah Diamond as Reserve Sailor. Scott made an excellent debut, by nailing the start of the first practice race and leading the fleet throughout to secure the win.
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