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SailGP: Review of the F50 build and first season by Rolex

by Sail-World.com/nz 10 Nov 2019 20:26 GMT 11 November 2019
Exciting sailing conditions for SailGP Cowes as the Australian SailGP team broke the 50kt barrier © Bob Martin for SailGP

In SailGP, five-member crews representing six countries race identical F50 foiling catamarans in the world’s most famous harbours. Complex control systems and high-end carbon-fibre materials, combined with supreme teamwork and athleticism, enable the boats to skim the water at exhilarating speeds. Australia won the inaugural SailGP title in 2019. After topping the table through five regattas, the team helmed by Tom Slingsby then beat Japan in the deciding match race in Marseille. Rolex is the Presenting Partner and Official Timepiece of SailGP, enhancing a partnership with yachting that dates back more than 60 years. To discover more click here

Rolex has always associated with activities driven by passion, excellence, precision and team spirit. It naturally gravitated towards the elite world of yachting six decades ago and today supports the most prestigious clubs, races and regattas.

Rolex also supports the exciting new SailGP series, where national teams race in supercharged F50 catamarans on some of the world’s most famous harbours.

Just released is this video by Rolex reviewing the SailGP first season.

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