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SailGP: Super sub Nathan Outteridge says he is open to offers for new team

by SailGP 31 May 18:25 PDT
Nathan Outteridge, driver of Switzerland SailGP Team - Bermuda - May 3, 2024 © Felix Diemer/SailGP

Nathan Outteridge is one of the most experienced drivers in SailGP, and he's proven to be a real super sub in the league - stepping in to race for a number of teams when their regular drivers have been unavailable.

Having previously been the permanent Japan driver in Seasons 1 and 2 - steering them to two Grand Finals - Outteridge has also skippered both New Zealand and Rockwool Denmark for one-off races this term.

And, currently, he is helming Switzerland with Sebastien Schneiter stepping back from SailGP to focus on his 2024 Olympic campaign.

This set-up will only be in place until the end of the season, with Schneiter set to return to his position with the Swiss for the start of Season 5 following the culmination of the Olympics.

But where does this leave Outteridge heading into the next SailGP campaign?

Could he be taking the reins of a new team which will be on the starting line at the season opener in November?

“I’m always open to a conversation," replied Outteridge when posed this very question at the press conference ahead of this weekend's Rockwool Denmark Sail Grand Prix | Halifax.

If this is the case, one of Outteridge's key tasks for the summer will be to put a team together to join him on his F50 - and he already has his top target in mind.

Asked to name the one SailGP athlete he would poach for his crew, Outteridge added: "I just want to sail with my mate Goobs [Iain Jensen] again.

"We sailed the 49er together and won all the medals together, but I haven’t sailed with him since Season 1 of SailGP.

"Ben [Ainslie] stole him, so if I ever got a team together in the future he’s the first person I’d be taking."

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