The Emirates Great Britain SailGP Team is aiming to leave a lasting legacy both on and off the water at the Apex Group Bermuda Sail Grand Prix this weekend. The British team will be looking to claim another win in Bermuda, having reigned victorious at the Season 2 Event.

Bermuda Sail Grand Prix | Season 4 | Emirates Great Britain | United States | Capsize | Practice Racing

Practice racing took place on Friday, where there was a dramatic capsize from the USA Team. The USA’s F50 race boat flipped on its side during the third and final race of the day, with crew members falling out of their cockpit onto the wing and into the water. Thankfully, all athletes were accounted for and no significant injuries were sustained. The boat has been recovered and damage to the wing is being assessed ahead of official racing on Saturday and Sunday.

Driver Giles Scott said: “The USA Team had a big capsize which looked really nasty so I’m glad to hear they’re all ok. It was definitely an eventful start to the event, but we’re looking forward to getting back out there tomorrow. It’s an amazing racecourse and the conditions are perfect so we couldn’t ask for much more. A podium result would be good, but a win would be better, and I certainly feel we’re in a position to do that.”

For its legacy off the water, Emirates GBR’s Purpose Partner, the 1851 Trust, has partnered with Bermuda-based bank, Butterfield, to inspire young people to take climate action. The trust’s climate education platform Protect Our Future has been supported by Butterfield to provide lessons to more than 200 local children at Emirates GBR’s base. The partnership has also created a $10,000 climate action grant to allow schools in Bermuda to implement sustainability projects.

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