In tough conditions in Cadiz on Sunday (20/25 knots), the flying catamarans of the Sail GP often played to the limit.
Two of them crossed the red line.
The first Spanish boat which capsized shortly before the start of the first regatta.
No sores for Phil Roberston and his men but a damaged wing which prevented them from racing in front of their public.
The pictures speak for themselves.
Later, in the final between Australians, Americans and British, the latter in turn made a mistake. Authors of an excellent start at over 45 knots, Ben Ainslie and his crew were surprised by an oversold and their F50 crashed violently in the water before overturning. What the Australians took advantage of to win their third round of the Championship. Before the 7th round at home in Sydney, Tom Slingsby and his men take the lead in the provisional general classification by one point ahead of the Americans, 2nd in Spain.
The French, them, remain 8th and last. For his first weekend of racing at the helm of the French challenge, Quentin Delapierre was able to measure the distance to be covered to go and play with the best. But he finished on a good note with a 4th place in the last heat. "
This morning, as the wind blew, I tried to relax everyone with valves to let them know that I was neither paralyzed nor in kamikaze mode. We can say that I was hazed here in extreme conditions! The number one goal for us is to build a state of mind around my arrival and create a new dynamic. And I think we checked this box, just like the one for on-board communication. I also learned to stay humble in this circuit. It will take hard work to play in front, but that, I knew it before
”, analyzed the replacement of Billy Besson whose objective in Sydney will be to“
play in the middle of the table, in contact with the little comrades
”. See you on December 17 and 18.