Get to know the United States SailGP Team
Since SailGP's kick-off in Sydney, the young American team has been billed as the rookie group, but after their performance in San Francisco, it's clear the United States SailGP Team is not to be underestimated. The close-knit "band of brothers" is coming into its own as the season progresses. The data shows it too; the American team spent more time foiling than any other boat in the fleet, and was hot off the start line consistently. On its home waters again in New York City, this team is one to watch.
Rome Kirby // Helmsman
Sailing is in helmsman Rome Kirby's blood. Growing up in Newport, Rhode Island, Kirby learned to sail with his dad, Jerry Kirby, who has six America’s Cups and three Volvo Ocean Races on his own resume. After making the decision to pursue sailing as a career, Kirby jumped at every opportunity he could to build his professional resume, racing around the world twice with the Volvo Ocean Race; first onboard Puma's Mar Mostro in 2013 and then with Team Brunel in the 2017 edition. Kirby was the rookie onboard ORACLE TEAM USA's America's Cup defense in 2013, and proved his worth. He competed again for the America's Cup in 2017. He most recently won the Moth World Championship, showcasing his versatility in the sport. Kirby's calm . . .
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