Team Canada

Team Canada’s usual helmsman Phil Robertson previously made waves in the GC32 when he won the GC32 Championship in Oman in 2017. However for the Lagos events this summer he is handing over the stick to Graeme Sutherland for the next two events. Sutherland, who grew up in New Zealand was born in Canada and will be joined onboard their boat, nicknamed ‘Eager Beaver’, by fellow members of the Canadian SailGP team as well as a few new recruits.

“I normally trim the main on the GC32, but I have driven Moths and Nacras before,” says Sutherland, who once ran the New Zealand Extreme Team’s GC32 on the Extreme Sailing Series with Chris Steele. “We have got a pretty new crew. The other guys onboard haven’t sailed the GC32 that much at all. This will be my first event driving, I am looking forward to it. There are a lot of good crossovers with the F50. The GC32s are physical boats, they are rewarding when you get it right, but they are also quite punishing when you get it wrong.”

Crew list:

Billy Gooderham – Flight
Tom Ramshaw – Headsail Trim
Luke Ramsey – Main Trim
Kyle Martin – Floater
Graeme Sutherland – Helm