The inaugural year of the SailGP has finally come to an end and what a climax it was. The last event in Marseille culminated with a fantastic last race between the Australian and Japanese SailGP teams and after some extremely tight racing the Australian’s crossed the finish line first to claim the Championship trophy and the $1million prize purse as worthy winners.
On a personal note it was a thorough pleasure to be involved on the broadcast side and an honour for us at Big Blue to be the audio comms provider for all the teams. No mean feat and the kind of challenge we relish as a team. The sailors on the F50 foiling catamarans certainly put our kit through it’s paces in one of the most demanding environments in sailing which gives us invaluable experience with or systems and processes. Roll on next year.
Next Up I am currently in Porto Cervo again for the final event of the TP52 Super Series where I will be racing on the British yacht Gladiator. The forecast is looking windy for the most part and we are looking forward to getting stuck in to what will be our last event on the calendar this year.
From here I fly straight to France for the Voile De St Tropez where I will be racing on another TP52, Rowdy 2. Myself and Simon Nuding, who will be there with Jethou, are hoping to be have a demonstration system of the same Diamond Wireless system that the SailGP teams use, with us in St Tropez, which will also have the latest prototype of our new generic sailors headset, so if you are there and would like to have a trial, then please get in touch.