The number of teams participating in the second season of the racing series SailGP increased to seven. Less than a month before the start of the first stage of competitions – on February 28-29 in Sydney – it became known in racing SailGP will be attended by the Spaniards.
Thus, for a prize of one million dollars in the current year will play against team Australia, Denmark, France, UK, USA, Japan and Spain.
One of the organizers and owners SailGP famous Russell Coutts for a short presentation introduced the skipper of the Spaniards. It will be 26-year-old Jordi Xamar – but not immediately. First, Jordi will perform at the Olympics in Tokyo (he’s one of the contenders for the medals in the 470 class).
And yet – temporarily – skipper of the Spaniards will be the new Zealander Phil Robertson. We will remind that last year he led the team in SailGP China, which then took third place but this season young series was not acting.spain