Chase & Safety Boats Take Up Positions at Cross Island
With 25 days to go until the start of the opening event of SailGP Season 2 in Bermuda on April 24th – 25th, www.isladstats.com can report that the chase boats for the USA and Denmark as well as an official’s SailGP Safety Boat are berth alongside the dock as Cross Island.
SailGP’s eight national teams – Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, and the United States – will soon begin to hone their skills during a pre-season training camp.
SailGP was set up in 2018 a year after Bermuda hosted the America's Cup, and New Zealand crushed Oracle Team USA in the Final, by Oracle founder Larry Ellison and America’s Cup veteran Russell Coutts and culminates in a winner-takes-all $1 million prize.
The F50 is a one-design foiling catamaran used in the SailGP race series. The boats are based on AC50 boats and technology used in the America's Cup. The boats are one of the fastest racing classes in history, with speeds that can exceed 50 knots.