From Canada and Spain’s feud to Australia’s leaderboard momentum, we round up five things to watch out for when racing resumes in Cadiz.
Will the feud between Canada and Spain continue?
The first day of racing in Cadiz was packed with drama, with one memorable incident occurring between Spain and Canada. Canada initially looked to follow the USA around the left mark, but suddenly turned towards the right mark instead, catching Spain off guard. The close moment saw Spain scrape against the race mark in an effort to avoid hitting Canada, causing damage to the Spanish F50. SailGP commentators labelled the incident ‘pay back for Saint-Tropez’, when Canada earned a devastating penalty for colliding with Spain.
Can ROCKWOOL DEN win its first event?
Consistent racing from Nicolai Sehested’s Danish team saw ROCKWOOL DEN finish the day second on the leaderboard - just one-point behind leaders Australia. But the team hasn’t yet managed to continue its consistency across all five fleet races. Could Cadiz play host to the Danes’ first win in SailGP history?
Can Emirates GBR battle back from a disastrous first day?
It was a terrible first day for Ben Ainslie’s British who, despite coming into Cadiz with back-to-back wins in Saint-Tropez and Taranto, finished the first three races in 9th - tied on points with Germany. It’s almost impossible for the Brits to make the Final - but can they battle back to secure a decent mid-fleet position?
Will Australia pick up its first Season 4 win in Spain?
It’s been a consistent season so far for Tom Slingsby’s Australia - with the Flying Roos sitting at the top of the Championship leaderboard. Despite this, the team hasn’t yet picked up an event win - despite making it into all four Finals. Now sitting top heading into day two, will the Aussies secure a long-awaited win on the Bay of Cadiz.
Can Spain win at home?
Cadiz couldn’t have got off to a better start for Diego Botin’s young Spanish crew, which won the first fleet race with ease. Despite being docked four event points, the team still sit third heading into day two. Can the Spanish keep the momentum going to secure a second event win in front of home crowds?
Racing resumes at 15:30 CEST on October 15.