SailGP’s ‘Racing on the Edge’ investigates the secrets of Australia’s success
The Australia SailGP Team leads the Season 3 standings as it looks to win a third straight SailGP Championship. But it hasn’t always been an easy journey for Tom Slingsby with the team battling its fair share of adversity at recent events.
This episode of SailGP’s docuseries ‘Racing on the Edge’, entitled ‘Team and Nation’, goes behind the scenes of what makes Australian driver Tom Slingsby and his team so successful and how they pulled off a remarkable win at the Dubai Sail Grand Prix presented by P&O Marinas.
The episode finds that it’s often a light-hearted approach to life off the water that helps the team find its way out of a tight spot. Slingsby said: “You look at our team and when the pressure is on, in general, we’re laughing and having a joke. It’s Australian culture, I think we use humor as a way to sort of break the tension.”
SailGP’s global championship returns to the iconic waters of Sydney Harbour for its next event, the KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix on February 18-19, 2023. For tickets, head to SailGP.com/Sydney. From there it heads across the Tasman Sea for the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch on March 18-19. The season will conclude at the Season 3 Grand Final | San Francisco on May 6-7. Season 4 commences with the Rolex United States Sail Grand Prix | Chicago at Navy Pier, June 16-17.
Canada SailGP Team, New Zealand SailGP Team Australia SailGP Team sail closely past the Race Village on Race Day 1 of the Dubai Sail Grand Prix, November 2022 © Joe Toth/SailGP
SAILGP SEASON 3 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (after eight events) //
1 // Australia // 68 points
2 // New Zealand // 59 points
3 // Great Britain // 54 points
4 // France // 53 points
5 // Denmark // 51 points
6 // Canada // 45 points
7 // United States // 43 points
8 // Spain // 24 points
9 // Switzerland // 23 points
*United States penalized 4 season points
*New Zealand penalized 4 season points
*Switzerland penalized 2 season points
*Spain penalized 2 season points