Sail GP – Confident victory of the British!
The first phase of SailGP in Sydney has completed. A confident victory was won by the British team led by sulfur Ben Ainsley.
© Valeria Kovaleva
The second day began with Ainsley's confident victory. The British from the start went ahead and finished with an impressive margin.
But with a second start, it did not work out, the lead was taken by the main rival, Australian Tom Slingsby, having won the last race in his native water area. Unfortunately, this was not enough to get ahead of Ainsley in the final standings. Thus confident, but only second place. Ainsley himself showed skill – after an unsuccessful start, the team was able to pick up good speed and eventually finished in fourth place.
Failure haunted the French team on the second day of racing. Having taken a good start in the last race and going in third position, the team of Billy Besson lost control of the staysail and was able to finish only sixth.
In the match flight, where the standings leaders Ben Ainsley and Tom Slingsby collided, the intrigue also failed. The British took a great start, quickly gained speed and left the Australians no chance.
Transmitted by special correspondent Valery Kovalenko
Final table of results:
Team GB (Steering Ben Ansley) – 47 points
Team Australia (steering Tom Slingsby) – 42 points
Team Japan (helmsman Nathan Outeridge) – 39 points
Team Spain (Steering Phil Robertson) – 31 points
Team USA (steering rum Kirby) – 31 points
Team Denmark (helmsman Nikolay Sekhested) – 22 points
Team France (steering Billy Besson) – 14 points
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