Jimmy Spithill tests cutting-edge wing ahead of SailGP Aarhus

As SailGP’s eight national teams ready themselves for the fourth event of Season 2, the waters of host city Aarhus played a key role in the continuing development of our cutting-edge F50 catamaran.

The City of Smiles this week hosts the ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix, and on Monday a mixed-team crew took to the water to test out the F50’s 29 meter wing for the first time ever.

The 24 metre wing used in Season 1 was added to ahead of this campaign, with a shorter 18 metre wing debuting at the season opener in Bermuda; it was while equipped with this 18m wing that Great Britain broke SailGP’s racing speed record on the Great Sound.

The development of the shorter wing allows SailGP events to take place at higher wind ranges, with the 18 metre wing typically used in the 20-30 knot wind range, while the original 24m wing can be used between 4 and 24 knots.

And now, with the creation of a 29 metre wing, SailGP’s total wind range increases further to allow racing to take place in the lightest of breezes.

For the full story, see: https://sailgp.com/news/jimmy-spithill-29m-wing-aarhus-denmark-sail-grand-prix/

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