The second and final day of the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch is here. Can Australia perform a characteristic comeback and will New Zealand wow home fans with an event win? We round up five things to watch out for when racing resumes at 15:00 NZDT on March 19.
Can Canada return to early Season 3 form?
Phil Robertson’s kicked off Christchurch with a bang, executing excellent starts to pick up up a 5-3-1 race record. Heading into Race Day 2, the Canadians are sitting in second overall and in prime position to secure a spot in the three-boat, winner-takes-all Final. Can Canada return to its impressive early Season 3 form?
Will Australia execute a classic comeback to win on Kiwi waters?
After an uncharacteristic ninth place finish in the third fleet race on Day 1, the Aussies are currently sitting fifth overall, leaving them with work to do. However, the team is no stranger to performing gobsmacking comebacks under pressure to win events. They’re one to watch as the second day of racing gets underway.
Can Emirates Great Britain SailGP Team stay consistent?
Consistent results have kept Emirates Team GBR at the top of the leaderboard, but the team hasn’t picked up an event win since Season 2's opener in Bermuda. The Brits came close in Dubai, but lost out in the last minute due to a botched maneuver. Can they stay consistent to finally pick up an event win and regain a place in the top three?
Will France battle back from Race Day 1 technical problems?
Communication problems caused havoc with France’s racing strategy on Saturday, with the team following an opening race win with sixth and fifth place finishes. In fourth, the French are currently just outside the top three. Can they fight back on day two to repeat Sydney’s triumph?
Can New Zealand triumph on home waters?
It’s been a long wait for New Zealand’s first ever home event and the Kiwis didn’t disappoint when racing got underway. They wowed sell-out crowds with a dominant opening day performance, picking up a 2-1-2 race record. Can the Kiwis fight off fierce competition from the fleet to win on home waters?
The ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch resumes at 15:00 NZDT. Full broadcast information and How To Watch details are HERE.