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Relive the 5 most memorable crashes and collisions of SailGP history alongside our athletes, including some who were on board during these edge-of-your-seat moments.

SailGP is sailing redefined. Established in 2018 and headquartered in London, SailGP is an annual, global sports championship featuring bold, cutting-edge technology and awe-inspiring athleticism. The fan-centric, inshore racing takes place in some of the most iconic harbors around the globe and culminates with a $1 million winner-takes-all match race. Rival national teams from Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Great Britain, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland and the United States battle it out in identical supercharged F50 catamarans, engineered for intense racing at electrifying speeds exceeding 50 knots (nearly 60 mph/100kmh).

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These SailGP boats literally fly out of the water and glide on their carbon foils. At speeds over 60mph. Simply amazing! And what an epic challenge this was.. Operating at sea, heavy winds, trying to locate our little dingy after flying a mile out in any direction. And not to mention tens of thousands of dollars in gear flying over the ocean.

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Duane Hansen says he knew if he wanted to break the world record for pumpkin sailing, he had to grow the pumpkin himself.

A farmer in Nebraska who’s been growing 200–400-pound gourds for a decade, Hansen appeared well-suited for the task.

So, when his giant pumpkin, Berta, started adding 15 pounds per day, he got to work on his plan to turn it into a makeshift boat, one he says would carry him 38 miles down the Missouri River, from Bellevue to Nebraska City.

This past Saturday, in an 846-pound pumpkin   …  Pictures & More

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The catastrophic crash between Ben Ainslie’s Great Britain SailGP Team and Nathan Outteridge’s Japan SailGP Team from all angles.

Australia Sail Grand Prix Highlights

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