season 3 of SailGP is ready to take flight. Many of the eyes in the sailing world will be focused on the first Grand Prix of the course, which will be held this weekend in Bermuda, and the F50 Victoria is ready to start making waves. The Spanish crew, led by the Olympic medalist jordi xammarhas many illusions deposited in this campaign and the first objective is none other than “to continue growing. We are focused on improving and continuing to take steps forward. Both the team and I feel more and more comfortable aboard the F50 Victoria. We have a long list of details to work on, such as looking for consistency, especially in maneuvers”, explained Xammar.
One of the main novelties in this season 3 of SailGP is that there will be ten nations in the water. Canada and Switzerland are the debutants and the main favorites, one more course, are Australia (current champion) and the United States. Of course, Spain should not be ruled out, as they will try to improve on the fourth place with which they finished the Bermuda Grand Prix last season. Xammar already has the experience of the last Grand Prix of last season in San Francisco and, now in Bermuda, he starts again as the starting driver. In the F50 Victoria he will be accompanied by Florian Trittel (wing trimmer), Diego Botin (flight controller), Joel Rodríguez (grinder), Joan Cardona (tactician and grinder) and Paula Barceló (athlete). Yes indeed, Cardona will be in doubt until the last minute because earlier in the week he broke the metacarpal of a finger in a bicycle fall while training. the australian Jake Lilleyan Olympian in the Finn class, appears on the Spanish crew list as a possible substitute to act as a grinder if necessary.
This will be the starting signal for a season in which ten nations (Canada, Switzerland, Australia, Denmark, Spain, the United States, France, Great Britain, Japan and New Zealand) will compete for win a million dollarsthe largest prize in the world of sailing. 11 Grand Prix will be played after the expansion of the competition to Asia with the incorporation of Singapore. Bermuda is the first Grand Prix and the races will be Saturday and Sunday, including the Grand Final.