SailGP, the fastest sail racing in the world, arrived in the UK to make its debut on European waters at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. These catamarans foil to gain speed and topped 50 knots for the first time at Cowes. My assignment for UKSportspics to cover the penultimate round of this new sport on the Sunday. Saturday’s racing being cancelled due to winds being just too strong.
Strong winds returned on the Sunday, with this and shooting from a rib made this exciting and at times nigh on impossible to hold a frame. Short zooms fared best though much of the credit goes to the rib skipper and his ability to place us close to the action. Tom Slingsby and Australia won all three races and in the following round in Marseilles the championship. Look out for the return of SailGP in 2020.