SailGP and Ben Ainslie seek salvation after Luna Rossa’s Copa America hit – OA Sport

SailGP and Ben Ainslie seek salvation after Luna Rossa’s Copa America hit – OA Sport

The countdown continues looking at the start of a file SailGP 2021-2022, The second edition of one of the most exciting and interesting sailing competitions on the international stage. I F50-foil cruise And on the various boats there will be real champions, including some veterans of the 36th America’s Cup. Ben Ainsley will be the captain and captain of the Great Britain teamWith the aim of compensating for the severe loss suffered in the Prada Cup final against Luna Rossa.

The legendary Olympic champion will meet four times in Bermuda (home to the first-leg match of SailGP, scheduled for Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 April), and faced some competitors in the America’s Cup, including James Spithill (Team USA) and Peter Burling (Team New Zealand). After wrapping up the historic first edition of the event in fourth place without particularly shining, the goal of the English “shark” is to score on the honor roll. And win the rich prize provided by the organization.

Ainslie will have a very dense crew, who is another Olympic sailing champion and five-circuit rowing medalist. Luke Parkinson He is a British boat flying monitor, having also held that role with Ineos on his last America’s Cup campaign, while the Australian was Ian Jensen (Olympic silver and gold in the 49ers) will assist the team as the wing scissors.

The three full-time mills for SailGP 2021-2022 will be Matt Guterrell (Olympic champion in Rio 2016 in rowing), Neil Hunter (youngest team member) and Richard Mason. The British Association also wants to implement a development program in the field of women, and to test the different sailors in the first three stages of the season before selecting the best ones in light of the second part of the SailGP. In Bermuda there will be Hannah Mills, The 470 Olympic champion has already qualified for her third Olympiad in Tokyo.

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