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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.