Please select your home edition
Craftinsure 2023 LEADERBOARD

Aussie Crew change ahead of first Singapore SailGP

by Olivia Hogan / Australia SailGP Team 13 Jan 09:21 GMT 12-13 November 2022
Australia SailGP Team helmed by Tom Slingsby take part in a practice session ahead of the Singapore Sail Grand Prix presented by the Singapore Tourism Board © SailGP

Excitement is ramping up for the inaugural Singapore Sail Grand Prix as the Australians hit the water for a final day of practice ahead of racing this weekend.

The Singapore Grand Prix marks the 8th event in the SailGP Season 3 calendar, before the Australians return to home waters for the KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix I Sydney, taking place on February 18-19.

Singapore’s light air conditions pose the biggest challenge to the Australians, with all teams practising with the largest 29 metre wing ahead of racing.

Driver of the two-time defending champions,Tom Slingsby, commented that Singapore was shaping up to be both a ‘tough’ and ‘crucial’ event, adding that performing in light airs has been a ‘historical weakness’ for the team.

Slingsby has also been faced with last minute crew change, with Wing Trimmer Kyle Langford unable to sail due to an injury. The team’s ‘swiss army knife’ supersub Ed Powys will be stepping into the role for race weekend.

Australia currently sit at the top of the leaderboard with 60 points and a comfortable nine-point lead over the Kiwis in second place. However this lead is set to change even before the event commences.

The Kiwis were penalised for contact with the Americans during training on Thursday, and will enter race day 1 with four points docked from the event leaderboard.

With Sydney as the next stop, The Australians will be doing everything they can to maximise every opportunity and avoid costly missteps, to ensure they enter homewaters as the top team.

Racing takes place in Singapore between 5:00pm- 6:30pm AEDT on Saturday (14.01) and Sunday (15.01). Australian fans can tune in live on Fox Sports and on Kayo in Australia to watch the racing. Kayo are offering fans free access to both the live and replay racing, via its Kayo Freebies offer.

Related Articles

Australia on hunt for first Season 4 win in Cadiz
Slingby's crew sit in pole position after first day of Spain Sail Grand Prix After an exhilarating first day of racing at the Spain Sail Grand Prix, Tom Slingsby and the Australia SailGP Team are in hot pursuit of their first win in Season 4, finishing the first day of racing in pole position. Posted on 14 Oct
Australia still on SailGP Season 4 pole position
Despite missing out on the win in Taranto A frustrating day saw Tom Slingsby's Australia team miss out on the win on Championship Sunday of the ROCKWOOL Italy Sail Grand Prix | Taranto despite securing its fourth final of Season 4 - with Emirates GBR taking home its second consecutive win. Posted on 24 Sep
Australia dominates opening day in Taranto
Two first place finishes at the ROCKWOOL Italy Sail Grand Prix Tom Slingsby's Australia team got off to a world class start in day 1 of the ROCKWOOL Italy Sail Grand Prix | Taranto in one of the windiest SailGP race days to date in Season 4 with an impressive 1-1-5 finish. Posted on 23 Sep
Aussies break Saint Tropez SailGP curse
Securing podium finish at the France Sail Grand Prix Tom Slingsby and his Australian crew have finally broken their 'Saint Tropez curse', securing second place at the France Sail Grand Prix in Saint Tropez. Posted on 10 Sep
Kiwis wing collapses in first day of St Tropez
Aussies show glimmer of hope to break the curse of St Tropez The Australians managed to finish the first day of racing at the France Sail Grand Prix in the middle of the pack, but it was the Kiwis who shocked fans worldwide with a dramatic incident taking place post racing. Posted on 9 Sep
It's all on for AUS and NZL at France SailGP
Tom Slingsby (AUS) throws jabs at Peter Burling (NZL) in St Tropez Australia's Tom Slingsby throws jabs at New Zealand Driver Peter Burling ahead of France Sail Grand Prix Showdown Posted on 8 Sep
Fairytale win for the Spanish team in Los Angeles
“I'm sure I'll calm down but right now it's pretty raw” Los Angeles hosted a fairytale ending for the Spain SailGP Team, who secured its first ever victory in SailGP against Australia and Denmark. Posted on 24 Jul
Aussies star of the show at LA SailGP
The Australians delivered a blockbuster worthy performance at the opening of season The Australians delivered a blockbuster worthy performance at the opening of the Oracle Los Angeles Sail Grand Prix, securing their seat at the top of the leaderboard. Posted on 23 Jul
Aussies gear up for high-stakes race at LA SailGP
SailGP's most challenging track in history awaits the ten competing national teams The anticipation is at an all-time high as Australia readies itself to fight for the inaugural Oracle Los Angeles Sail Grand Prix, commencing tomorrow. Posted on 22 Jul
Aussies on top Day One SailGP Chicago
The age-old rivalry between AUS and NZL has reignited on the waters of Lake Michigan The age-old rivalry between Australia and New Zealand has reignited on the waters of Lake Michigan as SailGP Season 4 commenced with an exhilarating first day of racing. Posted on 17 Jun