Fans are expecting home town support to buoy Peter Burling’s New Zealand to success after backing the Kiwis to reach the Final of their first ever home event.

New Zealand, which has three event wins under its belt in Season 3 so far, is currently second in the overall leaderboard. The Kiwis sit behind two-time defending champions Australia, which has also been tipped to reach the three-boat, winner-takes-all Final alongside Quentin Delapierre’s France.

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In our pre-event poll. 31.5% of fans voted for New Zealand to reach the Final, while the Aussies picked up 26.5% and France had 16.2%.

Fans voted Spain least likely to make the Final, with Diego Botin’s team picking up just 0.87% of the vote, below Switzerland with 1.4%.

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The ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch takes place on March 18 & 19, with racing kicking off at 15:00 NZDT. Full broadcast information and How To Watch details are HERE.