In new York (and if it does exactly what Bay upper Bay at the mouth of the Hudson river) held the third stage of the international sailing series – SailGP, the initiators of which are the owner of Oracle Team USA, Larry Ellison and five-time winner of the America’s Cup Russell Coutts.
Recall that race are the fastest ships in the world sails a 50-foot winged catamarans class F50. In this competition, the debut of the year involved 6 teams – Australia, UK, China, USA, France and Japan. According to the regulations at each stage teams will play the 5 races of the fleet, then the top two (number of points) determine the strongest in a match-flight.
At previous stages in Sydney and San Francisco – in a match-flight to sort things out racers Australia and Japan, and both times were won by the Australians. These same two teams took part in the decisive race this time, but has now won by the Japanese. And with great advantage.
The Japanese team really strong, which is not surprising. Three crew members– the famous Australian racers. Helmsman Nathan Outteridge – Olympic champion-2012 in the 49er class, winner of 19 world Championships medals in different classes, skipper Artemis Racing in the two Cup “America”. Besides Outteridge was directly involved in the development and testing of cars F50, so experience of managing this catamaran it is much more than the other tail feathers.
Trimmer, Ian Jensen is also the Olympic champion of 2012 and multiple world champion in 49er class (with Outteridge). Tactics Parkinson – bronze medalist at the world Championships in the 470 class, and is it the same as Outteridge and Parkinson participated in the drawing of the America’s Cup team Artemis Racing. As for grinders Yugo Yoshida and Yuki Kasatani, the regalia, they are smaller, but they also played in the America’s Cup – as part of the Japanese team. Agree, that says a lot.
The results of the new York stage SailGP:
1. Japan – 49 points. 2. Australia – 45. 3. USA – 37. 4. China – 33. 5. France – 32. 6. UK – 27.
Three rounds of:
1. Japan – 140 points. 2. Australia – 139. 3. UK – 106. 4. USA – 105. 5. China – 93. 6. France – 93.