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SailGP New Zealand Preview

EPIC! 22,000 fans are expected to visit Lyttelton Harbour over the course of this weekend as SailGP returns for its second event in Christchurch. France were a standout in the practice racing yesterday, but with completely different conditions today it is going to come down to who can read the race course best. Teams will be racing with the largest, 24m, wing format and the light-air foil…
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SailGP Season 4 - Sydney Preview

SailGP Season 4 continues on Sydney Harbour today. After a string of events with light breeze and the F50s struggling to foil consistently, all the talk in the lead up to today’s racing has been the predicted strong breeze and which teams will manage it. Canadian Driver Phil Robertson summed it up as “big boy pants weather” and all the drivers at the opening media conference said…
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Dramatic race day in Saint-Tropez

The New Zealand SailGP Team faces a race against time to compete on day two of the France Sail Grand Prix in Saint Tropez after its wing collapsed moments after the day’s final race. It had up to that point been a good day for Peter Burling and his team as they had ended the daysecond overall in the standings behind Nicolai Sehested’s ROCKWOOL Denmark SailGP Team. An assessment of…
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US capsized as teams push to the limit in Saint-Tropez

With just three points between the top five teams in the Season 4 standings, and a new first-time winner in Spain at the last event, the SailGP field has never felt more open as it heads to the France Sail Grand Prix in Saint-Tropez. With every team trying to find an advantage, the United States F50 showed you can never let your guard down and capsized in between practice races. Fortunately all…
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Tough to pick - SailGP Los Angeles Day 1

The first day of the Oracle SailGP Los Angeles showed a slightly different hand to what was expected, as the sea breeze battled in later than expected. The result was a course with different conditions on each side, making strategist calls critical and big gains and losses throughout the fleet in all three races. Consistency paid at the end of the day, with the top four separated by only four…
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Oracle SailGP LA Preview

The second event of SailGP Season 4 gets underway tomorrow from the Port of Los Angeles. After a variable event in Chicago to get the season underway, the theme in the lead up to this weekend has been “tight” for all the teams. The on water action is going to be split with those at the top of the table looking to further their early leads going into the European leg of the season…
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New Zealand wins SailGP Season 4 opener in Chicago

In light winds off Navy Pier New Zealand best mastered tough conditions in front of packed shorelines to win the season-opening Rolex United States Sail Grand Prix in Chicago. Peter Burling led his team to victory over Tom Slingsby’s Australia and Phil Robertson’s Canada in the first three-boat event final of Season 4. It was a day to remember for last season’s two bottom placed…
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Tight at the top after day one in Chicago

SailGP Season 4 got underway in Chicago with tight racing and only a handful of points separating the top four teams at the end of the day. It was a continuation of last season’s form for Australia and New Zealand, with Canada and Rockwool Denmark also showing great skills in managing the fleet in shifty breeze. Photo: Katelyn Mulcahy for SailGP. Starting cleanly was the name of the game, with…
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Three SailGP seasons, three championship wins for Australia

Tom Slingsby and his Australian team showed why they are one of the most dominant forces in sport as they claimed a third straightSailGPChampionship. In a dramatic race on a sparkling day on San Francisco Bay, Slingsby outfoxed his rivals and held off a stunning late challenge from Peter Burling’s New Zealand to claim theSailGPSeason 3 title and $1 million…
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Day 1 Wrap - Mubadala SailGP Season 3 Final

SailGP showed once again there are always twists and turns on day one of the Mubadala SailGP Season 3 Final. After three races a Commonwealth showdown for the final million dollar race is looking likely, with Australia and Emirates Great Britain dominating the day. The stage was set for action from the outset, with Australia the only certainty for the final race. New Zealand, currently placed…
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