Duplicat's Diary

by Rick at 03:23:47, 2019-02-26 (day 1759)

Not got many decent photos of this, but the SailGP event in Sydney harbour was fantastic. The remodelled AC-45 catamarans are now the F-50s after much fettling in Warkwork, NZ - and boy at they fast! 34knots in 14 knots of wind was the record for the event. If the wind had been a bit faster, they may have cracked the 50knots mark.

The online coverage was superb - using Oracle’s software from the Americas Cup, so the stats and overhead views with the course overlaid were all superb. We even had commentary on VHF channel 20, along with an app showing things in near real time. All very cool.

Anyway - they’re coming to Cowes in August (I think) - if there’s anyway you can get to see it, I really suggest you do!