Somersault racing

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      Somersault racing
      The fourth stage of the international SailGP series ended in Kaus (Isle of Wight) with the victory of the Australian team, which, among other things, set a record at the finish of the first race, having reached a speed of exactly 50 knots!

Somersault racing

The fourth stage of the international SailGP series ended in Kaus (Isle of Wight) with the victory of the Australian team, which, among other things, set a record at the finish of the first race, having reached a speed of exactly 50 knots!

The stage was shortened: because of the gale, the competition on Saturday, August 10, had to be canceled. The next day, the wind speed was already lower – “only” 25 knots, but this was just enough for three teams to bite their nose after the first sign and damage the F50 catamarans already in the starting race on Sunday.

The main losers were the owners: the British damaged the catamaran, barely reached the finish line and did not take part in the other two races of the day. In contrast, the Americans, although they accomplished something resembling somersaults, were nevertheless able to continue the competition. The third damaged team was the Japanese – she lost one of the "coffee grinders".

The Japanese (in fact, in the composition of this team for the most part the famous Australian riders) took second place at the stage, but lost their leadership in the overall standings: Australia beat them. And ahead is a decisive stage in Marseille (September 20-23).

Recall: according to the rules of SailGP: the winner of the series receives a million dollars. The rest do not get anything.

Results of the SailGP Kausa phase

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. United Kingdom – 5-6-6, 14 points.

Amount for the season (after four stages)

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

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