Jimmy Spithill: Step back to step forward

After taking over the United States SailGP Team for Season 2, CEO and Driver Jimmy Spithill took them from the cellar to within grasp of the grand prize. But Spithill believed for the team to take another step forward, a step back may be necessary as he shares in this report following the Season 3 opening event in Bermuda:


It’s been awesome being back on the island, which is a second home to a lot of us after we raced the America’s Cup here a few years ago. This Bermuda Sail Grand Prix was our first time returning to a venue since we joined SailGP – and it marks a real evolution for the United States SailGP Team.

We’ve added some new faces and have a completely new shore team. Just like a pit crew in F1, those guys keep us ticking, and the importance of having the right set-up can’t be overstated – it’s the foundation to everything we do as a team, they are the first to arrive and the last to leave, and do whatever it takes to give us a shot at winning…

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