From Canada’s tech troubles to Germany’s near capsize, we round up five racing moments you might have missed from Sydney.

Canada unable to race due to tech problems

It was disaster for Canada in Sydney, with the team unable to race on Race Day 1 due to persistent tech troubles on board. Speaking after racing, driver Phil Robertson said he was ‘furious’ with the league after the tech troubles stopped Canada from starting Fleet Races 2 & 3, which meant the team finished the event in last.

Germany’s near capsize

Sydney marked the return of full foiling conditions and Erik Heil’s Germany pushed it too far in the second fleet race. The Germans tried to squeeze inside France at the mark but were shut out by driver Quentin Delapierre, resulting in Heil steering away from the race mark at the last moment. The extreme movement resulted in the F50 almost capsizing - a dramatic moment on the opening day of racing.

Spain X Canada close call

The Season 4 feud between Spain and Canada rumbled on in Sydney with the Spanish infringing Phil Robertson’s team at the mark in Fleet Race 5. The foul earned the Spanish a Part 2 penalty, which required Diego Botin’s crew to drop behind and allow Canada to pass instead.

Germany wins first ever race

It was a weekend of ups and downs for Germany, with Erik Heil’s team bouncing back on day two to win its first ever race. The Germans swept across the finish line ahead of the fleet, making history in Sydney.

5 different fleet race winners

There was no fleet racing domination in Sydney, with five different teams winning the five fleet races - Australia, Spain, New Zealand, Germany and France. ROCKWOOL DEN might have won fleet racing on points - but the Danes entered the Final without winning a fleet race.