The Emirates Dubai Sail Grand Prix presented by P&O Marinas bore witness to one of the closest three-boat Finals in SailGP history.
Australia, driven by substitute driver Jimmy Spithill, Canada and New Zealand went head to head on the waters of Mina Rashid, with the Aussies scraping into the Final by just one point.
Despite Australia making the best start and leading for much of the race, the Final came down to the wire - with all three F50s coming together at the last turning mark. But it was Peter Burling’s New Zealand which claimed the 11th hour win by pipping Australia to the post, while a last minute penalty denied Canada the victory.
Elsewhere, the closing event of 2023 saw plenty of aggressive match racing, close calls and two Black Flags.
Next up, SailGP turns its attention to the league’s first ever visit to Abu Dhabi for the opening event of 2024.
The Mubadala Abu Dhabi Sail Grand Prix Presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council will see SailGP’s 10-strong F50 fleet reconvene for battle across two days of fast and furious racing on January 13-14.
Five fleet races hosted on the iconic Mina Zayed will see the F50s go head to head, before the top three scoring teams proceed into the winner-takes-all showdown.
But that’s not all - the two days of packed entertainment include a wide-range of unmissable activities, including immersive exhibitions, opportunities to meet the athletes and the chance to test your strength against the athletes themselves with our one-of-a-kind grinder machine.