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U.S. SailGP Team Takes On New York City

22 MAY 2019News
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Dan Morris, Rome Kirby and Mac Agnese (L to R) spent the day in New York City ahead of the event.

One-Month Countdown Begins to #NewYorkSailGP

To mark the beginning of the one-month countdown to #NewYorkSailGP, U.S. SailGP Team members Rome Kirby, Mac Agnese and Dan Morris spent the day in New York City, checking out the racecourse and meeting fans while visiting a number of their favorite places and landmarks throughout the boroughs.

Fresh off the team’s stateside debut in San Francisco last month, where it bolstered its American fanbase and climbed two places on the overall leaderboard, the team is eager to return to competition June 21 - 22. In fact, Kirby arrived to New York fresh off a flight from London after spending the weekend with teammates Taylor Canfield, Riley Gibbs and Hans Henken training in the F50 simulator.

“San Francisco showed the potential of this team and now we are doing everything we can to improve before New York. With limited time on the water, scoring a session in the simulator goes a long way towards helping us continue our performance gains. Learning how to maximize the new flight controller and figure out new ways to coordinate our foiling technique can give us an advantage heading into the New York event,” said Kirby. “We can’t wait to get back out there and put into practice what we learned in London this past weekend.”

Reflecting on the San Francisco event last month, the team was blown away by the hometown crowd support and agreed it contributed to their success. “It was incredible to hear how loud the crowds were as we sailed by the shore,” said Morris. “It really gave us that extra edge and we hope to see and hear even more fans when we take on New York next month.”

With New York SailGP next up June 21 - 22 and plenty of free front-row viewing in the Brookfield Place Race Village or on-water spectator boats, the U.S. team hopes to see as many USA fans as possible lining the shore as they compete to climb further in the overall standings.

“New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world and we know that we have to bring the heat in order to impress our New York fans,” said Kirby. “With the speed of these F50s, the on-water rivalries, and the stunning backdrop behind us, spectators are going to be blown away.”