Race somersault

The fourth stage of the international series SailGP ended in Cowes (Isle of Wight) win for team Australia, which, among other things, on the finish of the first race drew a record runup of exactly 50 knots!

The fourth stage of the international series SailGP ended in Cowes (Isle of Wight) win for team Australia, which, among other things, on the finish of the first race drew a record runup of exactly 50 knots!

The stage was shortened: because of the stormy wind of the competition on Saturday, August 10, had to cancel. The next day the wind speed was smaller – “only” 25 knots, but once the three teams had to after the first character to bite his nose and damage to the catamaran F50 in the opening race on Sunday.

The main losers were the owners: the British damaged the catamaran, barely got to finish the other two races of the day did not participate. In contrast, the Americans, though, and did something that resembled a somersault, managed to continue the race. The third damaged the team was Japanese – she lost one of the “grinders”.

The Japanese (in fact in this team for the most part famous Australian racers) took the stage in second place, but lost his lead in the overall standings: they toured Australia. And ahead – a crucial stage in Marseille (20 – 23 September).

We will remind: according to the rules SailGP: the winner of the series gets a million dollars. The rest get nothing.

The results of the phase SailGP in Cowes

1. Australia – 1-1-1, 30 points;

2. Japan, 2-3-3, 25 points;

3. China – 3-2-4, 24 points;

4. France – 4-5-2, 22 points;

5. USA – 6-4-5, 18 points;

6. UK – 5-6-6 14 points.

Amount per season (after four stages)

1. Australia – 169 points;
2. Japan – 165 points;
3. USA – 123 points;
4. UK – 120 points;
5. China – 117 points;
6. France – 115 points.

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