The Australia SailGP Team, skippered by Tom Slingsby, beat France and the United States in the three-team winner-takes-all Final to move up to first in the Season Championship.
After two disastrous races, Paul Goodison, driving the British boat, finally got the start right in race 3 and led at the first mark.
The Great Britain Sail Grand Prix, taking place on Plymouth Sound on 17-18 July, pits SailGP’s eight national teams against each other in the race to be crowned third event winner of Season 2
SailGP’s F50 catamaran is one of the most cutting-edge racing boats to ever hit the water. A key player is the Driver who not only steers, but also controls the rudder differential; a priority task to ensure perfect foiling.
Australia Sail Grand Prix will be the ninth SailGP event in the global championship’s second season calendar
In the end it was the Japan SailGP Team, driven by Nathan Outteridge, who took victory at the Taranto SailGP event after the USA SailGP Team broke their rudder at the final downwind gate in the final podium race
The United States, Japan and Spain made it to the final Winner Takes All race at the Sail Grand Prix event in Taranto, Italy.
Sail Grand Prix in Taranto Day 1 – Racing will be available here from 13:30 CET Saturday, 5 June.
Great Britain head into the ItalySailGP leading the Season 2 Championship courtesy of Ben Ainslie’s team’s victory in Bermuda last time out.
The Great Britain SailGP Team took flight on Taranto Harbour in southern Italy with Paul Goodison as Driver for the first time, as training began for the Italy Sail Grand Prix this weekend
The New Zealand SailGP Team has announced its substitute crew as some of its sailing team prepare for the Tokyo Olympic Games