From Canada’s ownership update to Diego Botin’s reaction to Spain’s historic win in LA, we round up our most read stories from July.
“The paperwork is being finalized”: Phil Robertson gives Canada ownership update
First up is Canada driver Phil Robertson’s update on the ownership of the team. Speaking at Los Angeles’s press conference, Robertson said the team will ‘hopefully soon have a new ownership group’ and that ‘the paperwork is being finalized’.
Spain makes history by beating Australia and ROCKWOOL Denmark to claim first ever event win in Los Angeles
In second was our race report of Spain’s historic first event win in Los Angeles. The Spanish beat Australia and ROCKWOOL Denmark in the three-boat showdown to cross the finish line in first place.
Australia masters SailGP’s tightest racecourse yet to lead on first day of racing in Los Angeles
Our race report for the first day of racing followed, with Australia rising to the top of the leaderboard after picking up consistent racing results across the first three fleet races on the Port of Los Angeles.
Emirates Great Britain wins LA practice racing; Heil’s Germany comes second
Before racing got underway, it was a different story - with Ben Ainslie’s Emirates Great Britain dominating practice racing - while new team Germany impressed by coming second.
The Russell Report: Coutts says German’y one to watch; speculates on Emirates GBR driver reshuffle
Next up is SailGP boss Russell Coutts’ pre-race insight into the 10-strong F50 fleet, with Coutts declaring Erik Heil’s Germany ‘one to watch’.
Ainslie names reserve driver; New coaches for Canada and Spain: Confirmed LA crew lists
The publication of LA’s confirmed crew lists proved popular with SailGP fans, with Ben Ainslie naming Giles Scott as Emirates GBR’s ‘reserve driver’ and new coaches confirmed for Canada and Spain.
5 things to watch out for when racing starts in Los Angeles
Our pre-race preview of five things to watch out for when racing got underway revealed LA would be SailGP’s tightest racecourse yet and questioned whether the event would prove a turning point for Diego Botin’s Spain.
Watch: Germany’s debut and Canada’s ownership uncertainty explored in latest episode of Racing on the Edge
The release of the latest episode of SailGP’s behind-the-scenes docuseries Racing on the Edge proved popular, with the episode exploring Canada’s ownership woes and Germany’s debut in Chicago.
From Germany’s collision to the tightest racetrack yet: 5 moments you might have missed from LA
Our round up of five things you might have missed from LA highlighted key moments from the event, including Germany’s collision with Switzerland and how Australia managed to remove weed from its foils during the Final.
Diego Botin reacts to Spain’s historic win: “It’s huge motivation for the team”
The immediate reaction of Spain driver Diego Botin to the team’s first ever event win in LA squeaked into the top 10, with Botin described the triumph as ‘huge motivation’ for the young team.