After a very rich winter marked America’s Cup, Sailing is ready to return to being a great champ in the months ahead. The SailGP 2021-2022, Who – which It will start on the weekend of April 24-25 in Bermuda, Will keep us accompanied by many weekends, until 26-27 March 2022. This is a world-class sailing competition, only in its second edition but it is already particularly important. The rich financial awards, the luxurious organization (there is also Russell Coates) and the amazing nature of the various events made it one of the most popular dates by the big names in the sport.
I F50-foil cruise And on board the various boats there will be Real heroes. Let’s take a detailed look at the participants, because we’re talking about some of the best sailors in the world that the general public learned about during the last America’s Cup, the oldest sports cup in the world. New Zealand Peter Burling He won the Copa America twice in a row at the helm of New Zealand: the seals in 2017 and 2021 made him the youngest captain ever to win this competition. The 30-year-old Citizen of Tauranga won the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics among 49 players in the same field who won six world titles. He’ll drive the renamed Pistol to New Zealand on this adventure, punctuated by the Tokyo Olympics.
British Ben Ainsley He is the most successful Olympic sailor ever. The 44-year-old Macclesfield won four consecutive gold medals in games: The Laser Victory in Sydney 2000, and a hat-trick in the Finns from Athens 2004 to London 2012. He won the America’s Cup as a tactician in 2013 with Oracle and was the captain of Ineos Uk in 2021, where he lost Prada Cup Final against Luna Rossa. It will, of course, be at the head of Great Britain.
Australian James Spethyl Team USA participation accepted. The two-time America’s Cup winner (2010 and 2013, always at the helm of the American of Oracle) has returned from the last campaign at the helm of Luna Rossa. The 41-year-old Sydney native is a true match-racing phenomenon, a curd who can have a say in this SailGP as well. Tom Slingsby He will present himself to defend the title he won in the First Edition, always with Australia. The 36-year-old Sydney native is the 2012 London Olympic champion among laser players and has won three consecutive world titles in the discipline.
Australian Nathan Otteridge He won the gold medal among 49 players at the 2012 London Olympics and the silver medal in Rio 2016 when he was defeated by Peter Burling. Always among the 49 players, he won the World Cup four times, and among the Moths, he asserted himself on two occasions (in 2011 he managed an amazing double). Ahead of the challenge with Japan. The lesser known completes Kindergarten Billy Besson (France), Nikolai Sehsted (Denmark), Phil Robertson (Spain).
We remind you that SailGP 2021-2022 will start on April 24-25 With a stopover in Bermuda, then you will land in our area Taranto on June 5-6 From there a long tour will begin with passage from Plymouth (Great Britain), Aarhus (Denmark), Saint-Tropez (France), Caduz (Spain), Christchurch (New Zealand) until the expected end in San Francisco (USA) scheduled for March 26-27. 2022. There is no Italian boat.
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