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Podcast - 50 knots across Sydney Harbour: The launch of SailGP

by Andy Rice 14 Feb 07:20 PST
Great Britain SailGP Team on Sydney Harbour © Beau Outteridge / SailGP

SailGP... it's been a long time coming but now the day is upon us and these boats have been looking sensational on Sydney Harbour. Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts have extended their vision from the 2017 America's Cup into something unfettered by history.

Andy Rice previews the first event in Sydney with Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com publisher Mark Jardine, and they pick out different winners for round one. Who will be buying the beers for who, after this first weekend of SailGP action?

To get the exclusive interview with Dylan Fletcher about training for F50 racing on Sydney Harbour in the simulator (near Slough! A stone's throw from Heathrow Airport and just down the road from where Ricky Gervais's The Office was set), and his sense of responsibility for steering the British boat at 50 knots, go to Sailjuice.com

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