Good communication is key to success in most sports – and none more so than SailGP – the fastest sailing event on the planet.
With seven foiling F50s flying above the water at speeds of up to 100 km/hr, every millisecond and inch counts – and in SailGP, a good start can be the difference between winning and losing.
“A good start in these boats is absolutely key – and it will only get more important as the racing gets better and the teams get faster and faster,” explains Denmark SailGP Team helmsman Nicolai Sehested.
“If you get in front at the start and you get out ahead of the fleet, the race just gets easier and easier as it goes on. But if you’re at the back of the fleet, and you’re putting your elbows out after 10 seconds, it’s going to be a tough 10-12 minutes trying to make progress.”