Data provided by the 10-strong F50 fleet across Abu Dhabi’s five fleet races shows which teams performed best and worst across key racing metrics.

Taylor Canfield’s USA finished fleet racing at the top of the leaderboard, followed by Diego Botin’s Spain, with Peter Burling’s New Zealand in third.

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Switzerland, ROCKWOOL DEN and Emirates GBR meanwhile came 10th, 9th and 8th respectively in fleet racing, despite all three teams topping data metrics across the weekend.

ROCKWOOL DEN, driven by substitute driver Nathan Outteridge, came top of three racing metrics. The Danes picked up the fastest starting speed across the five fleet races - an average of 14.3 km/h versus France’s 8.7 km/h, which was the slowest.

The Danish crew was also the quickest to cross the start line after the gun, taking an average of just 2 seconds, compared to Australia’s 5.3 at the bottom of the table. And the Danes also sailed the shortest distance - a total of 11,662m across the five fleet races, while Erik Heil’s Germany sailed the furthest - 14,910m.


Emirates GBR meanwhile was positioned the closest to the start line at the gun - an average of 5.1m compared to Phil Robertson’s Canadian team, which was positioned the furthest away, an average of 18.7m.

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Elsewhere, Switzerland had the lowest Mark 1 position, rounding the mark in a commanding average position of 3.8 compared to Canada’s 7.6 at the top of the metric.

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However, this position was short-lived for the Swiss, with Sebastien Schneiter’s team dropping an average of 3.4 positions to pick up an average finishing position of 7.2.

The USA meanwhile had the highest finishing position of the fleet - an average of 4th after adding an average 1.6 places to its Mark 1 position. Canada meanwhile added an average of 2.6 places to its Mark 1 position of 7.6, finishing with an average of 5th.


When it came to the highest recorded boat speed in fleet racing - ROCKWOOL DEN again came top - hitting a high speed of 30.9 km/h. Switzerland meanwhile had the slowest top speed of the fleet - 26.2 km/h.

Switzerland, alongside Australia, also picked up the slowest average boat speed of the weekend - 14.6 km/h, while Spain had the fastest - 16.8 km/h.

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