In the finals – Australia and Japan
Yesterday, the final – fifth – stage of the international sailing league – SailGP, started in Marseille, where, recall, teams from six countries are fighting on F50 high-speed catamarans.
Three races took place on Friday. Two of them won the team of Japan, one – the Australians. Thus, both of them became unattainable for the rest of the crews by the sum of the points scored in all five stages, and if desired, the race, which will be held today and tomorrow, could not be held.
Recall that on Sunday – after the end of the stage – there, in Marseilles, there will be a decisive, super-final race, in which the first and second teams of SailGP will converge – Australians and Japanese. The winner will get the main and only prize of the series (the largest in the sailing world!) – a million dollars. The rest of the teams will not receive anything.
Recall that the initiators of the creation of SailGP are one of the richest people on the planet, the owner of Oracle Team USA Larry Ellison and his right hand, five-time winner of the America's Cup Russell Kutts. They announced their project in early October 2018.
The results of the first day (places taken in three races, and the total points):
1. Australia (skipper Tom Slingsby) – 2-1-2, 28
2. Japan (Nathan Outterwich) – 1-4-1, 27
3. United Kingdom (Dylan Fletcher) – 3-2-3, 25
4. China (Fml Robertson) – 5-3-5, 20
5. France (Billy Besson) – 4-5-4, 20
6. USA (Rome Kirby) – 6-6-6, 15
1. Australia – 197
2. Japan – 192
3. Great Britain – 145
4. USA – 137
5. China – 137
6. France – 135
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