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SailGP's biggest stories this week, from fans picking their top teams in Chicago to Jimmy Spithill's racing debrief

24 JUNE 2022Feature
by Miranda Blazeby, Digital Editor

SailGP rounds up the biggest stories this week, from SailGP fans voting for their favourite teams in Chicago to our gallery rounding up the best moments from the event.

SAILGP FANS NAME THEIR TEAMS OF THE EVENT IN CHICAGO

United States Sail Grand Prix | Chicago | Season 3 | Fleet | Racing

First up, SailGP fans placed their votes for the Most Tactical and Most Improved teams, and the Best Driver, of last weekend’s racing in Chicago. Canada turned out to be the fans’ favourite, after Phil Robertson’s crew topped all three polls.

USA'S JIMMY SPITHILL REFLECTS ON CHICAGO: "THE PRESSURE ON THE RACECOURSE IS IMMENSE"

Season 3 // United States Sail Grand Prix Chicago // Jimmy press conference

Next up, U.S. Driver Jimmy Spithill reflects on the racing action of the weekend, which saw the home favourites flounder on Lake Michigan. Spithill recounts dissects the team’s performance and reveals what they are doing to ‘learn the lessons’ ahead of the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix | Plymouth next month.

GALLERY: THE BEST MOMENTS FROM THE T-MOBILE UNITED STATES SAIL GRAND PRIX IN CHICAGO

Season 3 // United States Sail Grand Prix Chicago // Stuart Bithell

In third, we round up the best images and moments from Chicago, including panoramic shots of the full flying fleet against the city’s iconic backdrop and the moment Canada capsized in training in a bumpy start to their Chicago campaign.

THE HIDDEN SEA AND SAILGP PARTNER TO CLEAN UP THE SEA

The Hidden Sea | Wine Bottles

In fourth, news that The Hidden Sea wine has joined forces with SailGP in an eight-year partnership to raise awareness of climate change and ocean health. The Australian wine brand has a key mission to remove plastic from the ocean ad will be visiting the iconic coastal locations around the world as SailGP’s exclusive wine partner.

"EVERY SITUATION WE FACE IS A COMPLETELY NEW EXPERIENCE": PHIL ROBERTSON DISSECTS CHICAGO

Season 3 // United States Sail Grand Prix Chicago // Phil Robertson at press release

Last but not least is Phil Robertson’s blow by blow account of the team’s performance in Chicago. After capsizing in training, Canada battled back to dominate the first day of racing and landed a place in the Final to finish second overall on the leaderboard.“It’s a nice confidence booster for the team to perform so strongly in this fleet and gain some huge lessons again from racing in another Final,” he said.


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