With the Japanese SailGP team officially ditched, that left guru helmsman Nathan Outteridge without a job in the high octane series.
But it wasn’t long before he would be snapped up, and the lucky winners for this expertise are… The Swiss team!
“Outteridge will step into the driver position during the Rockwool Denmark Sail Grand Prix in Copenhagen next weekend but emphasised that his ‘goal’ is to get Swiss driver Sebastien Schneiter ‘up to speed’. At 26, Schneiter became the youngest driver when Switzerland entered the league at the beginning of this season,”
Nathan Outteridge, Switzerland SailGP Team, speaks with Stuart Bithell, wing trimmer of Switzerland SailGP Team, during a break in racing on Race Day 1 of the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix | Plymouth in Plymouth, England – photo © Jon Buckle/SailGP
“I’m just coming in to help as much as I can and really give Seb a platform to work with moving forward – it’s not like I’m going to take over the program and make it the ‘Nathan Outteridge Swiss team’, it’s still Seb’s team and it’s still his crew.”
Such a humble guy!!!
Outteridge is also part of Emirates Team New Zealand having joined in October 2021. He will play a significant role in the AC40 program, but we’re also hoping that he takes on a helming position – side by side with Pistol Pete Burling.
Have a listen to the offical SailGP Podcast where Outteridge makes the announcement.