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How To Not Crash At 50knots In SailGP

by Ingrid Hale
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The SailGP F50’s have proven to reach ridiculous speeds – in excess of 50knots. This would have been inconceivable a few years ago! Sailing these boats is a fine balance between crew work, great helming and understanding the capabilities of the F50.

Tom Slingsby is the pilot of the F50 SailGPAus, and he is very comfortable with racing on the edge.

He explains what NOT to do, and the potential consequences of wiping out.

This is the first sneak peek of the Racing on the Edge series, coming in full in April 2021.

Read, watch and hear more:

Flying an F50 around Sydney Harbour

How to be the best wing man on an F50.

SailGP’s bets and worst moments of 2019.

Listen to the Podcast with Sir Ben Ainslie, helmsman of SailGPGBR

 

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