Please select your home edition
Edition
P&B 2019 - Leaderboard

U.S. SailGP Team takes aim at New York SailGP

by Laura Muma 21 Jun 10:34 PDT
New York SailGP © Matt Knighton / SailGP

With pre-flight checks complete and three straight days of practice done, the United States SailGP Team looks to continue its performance gains from San Francisco and strike hard at the team's last home event of the season, New York SailGP.

"All the boys are ready to race," said Rome Kirby, U.S. SailGP Team helmsman. "San Francisco showed how quickly the team is improving, and we are definitely in the mix of the leaders. We have had more time practicing at this venue than other teams and we are looking forward to competing in front of our fans."

It's been a productive week training on the Hudson River in foggy and rainy conditions, in which during one training session the all-American team discovered the only thing staying "dry" was the boat. After reviewing the data to confirm, the team discovered that it had the boat foiling for an impressive, nearly one hour-straight "dry lap" as the guys practiced tacking and gybing manoeuvres and straight-line speed.

"We actually double checked the data four times to confirm," said Coach Tom Burnham. "At first, we thought perhaps it was a glitch but data doesn't lie, and it showed the boys had the boat flying around without the hull ever touching the Hudson for nearly an hour. The time we have spent in the F50 these past two events is really paying off."

Today the six countries will practice race at 5 p.m. EDT, which will be broadcast live exclusively on the SailGP APP. Racing takes place Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. EDT and will be shown live via the APP, SailGP Facebook Live and YouTube, and tape delayed on CBS Sports (8:30 p.m. EDT Friday and Saturday).

With the weekend race forecasts calling for increased wind and sunny skies, New York looks to be a perfect venue for the pro-American crowd to come out and support the home team at the free SailGP Race Village in North Cove Marina, or on the water from SailGP spectator boats.

New York SailGP marks the halfway point to SailGP's inaugural championship season, and the countdown is on for the final $1 million race. Currently, the U.S. SailGP Team sits in fourth place overall and will look to climb the leaderboard in New York.

Related Articles

One month until SailGP's European debut in Cowes
Global championship to be official opening feature of Cowes Week Teams made up of some of the finest athletes from Great Britain, Australia, China, France, Japan and the United States will compete in the penultimate event of the inaugural 2019 season. Posted on 14 Jul
U.S. Olympic Development Team visits U.S. SailGP
Next generation of sailors meet the sport's elite As part of their ongoing effort to inspire, support and encourage the next generation of American sailors, the United States SailGP Team and SailGP hosted US Sailing's Olympic Development Program (ODP) last week at the team base during the New York SailGP Posted on 29 Jun
Am Cup loss in Bermuda 'A blessing in disguise'
Coutts suggests now that Oracle's defeat in Bermuda might have been a blessing in disguise. Leading sailing and America's Cup correspondent for the The Telegraph. Tom Carey was in New York for the third round of the SailGP regatta, and spoke with Sir Russell Coutts, who created the new circuit, using a one design version of the AC50 yachts, used Posted on 25 Jun
U.S. SailGP scores first win at New York SailGP
Podium finish moves team one point from third overall in overall standings The United States SailGP Team brought home its first win of the season in dramatic fashion at New York SailGP in front of thousands of cheering American fans, positioned now only one point out of third place overall on the SailGP Championship Series. Posted on 23 Jun
New York SailGP day 2: Japan takes first ever win
In front of fan-lined shores, Japan beat Australia to sit atop the leaderboard by one point In front of large crowds lining the waterfront in downtown Manhattan, the Japan SailGP Team - helmed by double Olympic medalist Nathan Outteridge - beat off strong competition from Tom Slingsby's Australia SailGP Team to win its first event Posted on 23 Jun
Australia falls prey to Japan in NYC
Australia falls prey to Japan in NYC The shoreline of Manhattan's lower Hudson River was ignited with energy as fans watched Japan SailGP Team overtake Australia to claim the title of inaugural New York SailGP. Posted on 23 Jun
U.S. SailGP Team at New York SailGP day 1
A very difficult position in tough conditions With only minutes to spare before racing today, U.S. SailGP Team Shore Manager Jeff Causey replaced injured Wing Trimmer Riley Gibbs aboard the team's F50 to race the first day of New York SailGP. Posted on 22 Jun
New York SailGP Day 1: High drama on the Hudson
Great Britain SailGP Team capsize in dramatic fashion on Day 1 It was a day of high drama on the Hudson for the first day of the New York SailGP, which saw the world's fastest sail racing boats hitting high speeds in front of crowds lining the waterfront at Brookfield Place in Battery Park City. Posted on 22 Jun
SailGP unveils striking championship trophy
A striking trophy by world-renowned trophy maker Thomas Lyte As the world's newest sports championship approaches the halfway mark, today SailGP unveiled a striking trophy by world-renowned trophy maker Thomas Lyte that will be presented to the overall winning national team at the end of Season 1. Posted on 21 Jun
Sea of color hits the Hudson
Teams test the waters ahead of New York SailGP New Yorkers got a sneak preview of what to expect when SailGP makes its highly anticipated debut on the lower Hudson River this weekend, as all six SailGP teams today hit the racecourse together. Posted on 20 Jun
RS Sailing 2019 - FooterWindBot-COACH-660x82Marine Resources 2019 - Footer