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August 5, 2020
2:00 p.m. (PT)
5:00 p.m. (ET)
The world’s fastest sail racing. Epic competition between seven national teams. Cutting-edge Oracle technology. This is SailGP.
It’s time to register for Episode 2 of Winning Calls with Oracle, a virtual SailGP race viewing event, this time with the United States SailGP Team. Join us to explore the team’s innovative use of big data to gain competitive advantages on the water
- One of the best American sailors of his generation, Rome Kirby, and Data Analyst, Phil Crain, will relive intense racing from Season 1, providing commentary and sharing data-driven performance insights powered by Oracle Cloud.
- Watch teams ‘fly’ identical supercharged F50 foiling catamarans, engineered to race at electrifying speeds exceeding 50 knots (nearly 60 mph/100 kph).
- Host Ed Leigh, known for his coverage of SailGP and Olympics, will guide the discussion and Q&A.
United States SailGP Team
Biography: Having established himself as one of the best American sailors of his generation, Rome Kirby was named skipper and helmsman of the United States SailGP Team in October 2018. Over the course of Season 1, the US team experienced the highs-and-lows of competition, winning a race in front of home fans at New York SailGP, but didn’t find themselves where they wanted to be in the final standings.
For Kirby, Season 2 is all about redemption. He will lead an all-American, eight-man squad that is comprised of the top sailors from across the country and will be reunited with new US manager Kimo Worthington, who he sailed under during the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race.
United States SailGP Team
Biography: Phil Crain is in his second season as performance analyst for the United States SailGP Team. In his role, he is responsible for aiding the team’s on-water performance through the use of data. He also serves as the real-time simulation manager for Artemis Technologies, which includes oversight of the SailGP simulator based in London. Previously, he served as performance analyst for Artemis Racing for both its 2017 America’s Cup campaign and during the RC44 Championship Tour in 2018. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a member of the sailing team.
Biography: Ed Leigh is a presenter, commentator and journalist who has specialized in coverage of action and adventure sports over the last 20 years. He has been part of the SailGP broadcast team since the launch of the league in 2019, traveling to each of the events to serve as host of the international feed distributed in 150 territories. In addition, he is the BBC’s action sports correspondent, including for both the Summer and Winter Olympics.