SailGP fans now have the chance to predict the top three teams they think will make the podium in Plymouth as the nine-strong flying F50 fleet prepare to go head to head in Britain’s iconic Ocean City.
Racing gets underway on July 30 and 31, with favourites Great Britain looking to impress in front of home crowds. It comes after Friday’s three practice races produced three different winners; New Zealand, Australia and Ben Ainslie’s British team.
SailGP CEO Russell Coutts offered his own predictions for the top performing teams in Plymouth, picking Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand. Brad Marsh, technical director of SailGP, also offered his own style of predictions.
Marsh highlighted the entrance of New Zealand strategist Jo Aleh as a potential turning point for the Kiwi team. “I reckon Jo is the leading edge that needed to be here right from the start and I’m going to predict that New Zealand will make the podium race,” he said, foreseeing a second place finish overall.
Elsewhere, Marsh spelled trouble for the Australian team, predicting their absence from the top three. His final prediction was a curveball, with Marsh predicting the light airs and flat waters would result in no capsizes in Plymouth Sound. “I’m not saying anything about a crash,” he said. “Just a capsize.”
The Great Britain Sail Grand Prix | Plymouth takes place on July 30-31. Click HERE for full broadcast information.