Starting his sailing career at a young age racing 420s in Connecticut, Ben Bardwell joins the U.S. SailGP Team as grinder for Season 2 with a deep resume of offshore racing accomplishments that complement his strength and size.
A two-time winner of the coveted Barn Door Trophy in the TransPac Race, Bardwell has made a name for himself as a bowman on the TP52 and Maxi race circuits, as well as several stints in the professional match racing world.
Bardwell adds a significant amount of power and athleticism to the young American squad.
“The speed of SailGP is pretty addictive. This is really the first professional sailing championship where athlete performance has a direct impact on the performance of the team. Fitness was a side note until the F50. I’m proud to be representing an American team competing on the world stage.”