The ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch is just days away, and the F50 fleet is preparing to go to battle against the epic backdrop of Whakaraupō, Lyttelton Harbour.

Two days of adrenaline-filled racing will take place on 23-24 March, with the fleet going head to head in five fleet races before the all-important, winner-takes-all Final.

It comes after SailGP debuted in New Zealand for the first time in Season 3, with Australia, Canada and home favorites New Zealand going head to head in the three-boat showdown.

Ahead of this weekend’s event, we look back at all the fast and furious racing action from Season 3’s visit, including close calls, impeccable race starts and plenty of near misses.