On Sydney’s harbour.
Olympian Olivia Price was officially unveiled as the skipper of the Kleenmaid SuperFoiler, the first of its kind on Australian waters, at an exclusive event in Sydney’s eastern suburbs earlier this week.
The London silver medallist will be joined by compatriots and world champions Josh McKnight and Harry Morton on the Kleenmaid SuperFoiler for the summer Grand Prix circuit which kicks off across Australia from February 2018.
Kleenmaid CEO Danny Hamilton said, “At Kleenmaid we are thrilled to be associated with this exciting new concept which I am sure will enthral the Australian public. The skill of the teams is in harnessing the power of the SuperFoiler – it is exhilarating to watch.”
After completing the first outing on Sydney harbour, Price said, “It is frighteningly fast, but I have every confidence we will be able to master her quickly and perform lightening manoeuvres. The safety systems are state of the art so that takes some of the stress out of it. We are right to fly this series.”
SuperFoiler COO Jack Macartney commented, “I think this machine will have a distinct advantage. The Kleenmaid SuperFoiler weighs less than the front row of the Wallabies. I am sure Price will score some great results.”
The Kleenmaid SuperFoiler will be joined on the Grand Prix circuit and on Sydney Harbour for training during December and January by five other SuperFoiler machines – all vying for the Ben Lexcen Trophy, which will be presented to the boat with the highest cumulative total after the five regattas.
The racing will be livestreamed on Plus7 with immersive post produced coverage airing on 7mate. Channel 7 will also air a half an hour special on the SuperFoiler journey on December 26 as part of their Sydney to Hobart race coverage.