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How To Get The Best SailGP Starts

by Ingrid Hale
SailGP race starts

How you start a race in the SailGP fleet is often indicative of how you will finish, which is why ‘starts’ are a crucial chapter of the United States SailGP Team’s playbook. Data analyst for the US SailGP Team, Phil Crain crunches the Oracle data to make the optimal recommendations to his team.

This true all-American team with athletes from across the country brings championship data based on experience from 13 World Championships, America’s Cups, and Volvo Ocean Races with a mission to create a platform of excellence that inspires the next generation of American sailors.

Get an insight into the teams start sequences and what it takes to manoeuvre your way through a start line in a SailGP fleet race. These close encounters and strategic calls are not for the faint of heart!

Hit the start line at 40+ knots and don’t look back. Easy? Look under the hood at how we optimize the ? using thousands of sensors and the  Oracle Cloud to perfect our fleet race starts!

Watch the full video below or click here to watch on SailGP’s official YouTube channel

SailGP is sailing redefined. Established in 2018 and headquartered in London and New York, SailGP is an annual, global sports championship featuring bold, cutting-edge technology and awe-inspiring athleticism. The fan-centric, inshore racing takes place in some of the most iconic harbours around the globe and culminates with a $1 million winner-takes-all match race. Rival national teams from Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, Spain and the United States battle it out in identical supercharged F50 catamarans, engineered for intense racing at electrifying speeds exceeding 50 knots (nearly 60 mph).

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