SailGP’s first ever visit to Canada did not disappoint, with close calls, near misses and passionate fans lining the Halifax shorelines.

The 11th stop on the league’s Season 4 calendar saw a dramatic capsize on board Australia, resulting in the triple SailGP championship slipping down the leaderboard to third overall.

Season 4 // USA crew cross the American F50 in Halifax

The weekend was packed with fast and furious racing as teams battled each other in challenging high wind conditions. Spain, ROCKWOOL DEN and Australia were the race winners on day one, while Emirates GBR finished Race Day 1 at the top of the leaderboard thanks to consistent 3-5-2 race results.

Season 4 // Canada, Emirates GBR and New Zealand approach Halifax finish line

High wind conditions played havoc with the league’s craning schedule on day two. This meant only seven F50s were launched in time for the fourth fleet race - won by Canada. Germany made it to the start line of Fleet Race 5, which saw Spain pick up its second race win of the weekend, but Switzerland and the United States both missed out.

Season 4 // Close call between Australia and Emirates GBR in Halifax

The adrenaline-fueled racing continued and after five fleet races, it was Emirates GBR, ROCKWOOL DEN and France which proceeded into the three-boat showdown.

Season 4 // Emirates GBR behind the rest of the fleet racing in Halifax

The three teams went head to head amid worsening conditions of high wind and torrential rain, but it was Emirates GBR which executed calculated tactical decision making to cross the finish line first and seal Giles Scott’s first ever win as driver of the British team.

Season 4 // Canada sail past Halifax crowds

Next up, the F50 fleet heads to New York for the penultimate event of Season 4, with limited points left on the table before San Francisco’s Championship-deciding Grand Final.

Season 4 // Switzerland and Germany race on the first day of Halifax

With two events left to go, New Zealand currently sits in first place, followed by Spain in second and Tom Slingsby’s Australia in third.