The United States SailGP Team helmsman Jimmy Spithill reflects on the changing fortunes of his crew following a memorable battle with the Japanese team in Saint-Tropez in early September.
As we rounded the top mark in the final race at France Sail Grand Prix, we knew that this would be the make or break moment of our regatta.
The battle between ourselves and Japan SailGP Team was neck and neck, and the win would come down to whoever chose the fastest side of the course by the time we got back down to the bottom.
When you’re in those high-pressure situations, with the adrenaline pumping, it’s a big call to split from your rivals – but it’s about risk versus reward. You have to be decisive and trust your gut.
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By Jimmy Spithill