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Great Britain SailGP Team finish San Francisco SailGP on a high with its first race win ending up just one point off match race final

5 MAY 2019News
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Helmsman Dylan Fletcher

San Francisco, Sunday 5 May 2019: The Great Britain SailGP team totally delivered today with the best score across all the teams in the fleet racing, taking their first race win in race four looking incredibly smooth and steady and then a 2nd place in the final fleet race of the day. The team narrowly missed out on making the final match race by ending up a mere one point behind the Australian team – an incredible result for Dylan Fletcher and his British team who have totally upped their game to a whole new level here in San Francisco.

Australia went on to beat Japan SailGP Team in the match race final to take their second event win in the SailGP Season.

Overall results

Match Race:
1st – Australia
2nd – Japan

Overall fleet race results after Saturday and Sunday:
Japan: 1, 1, 1, 2, 4 – 46 pts
Australia: 2, 2, 3, 3, 1 – 44 pts
Great Britain: 3, 4, 2, 1, 1 – 43 pts
USA: 4, 3, 4, 4, 3 – 37 pts
France: 5, 6, 6, 5, 5 – 28 pts
China: 6, 5, 5, 6, 6 – 27 pts

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Quotes from the British team:

Dylan Fletcher, Skipper Great Britain SailGP:
"San Francisco SailGP has been incredible event for us from beginning to end. Our first win felt amazing - we knew we had it in us and it’s so good to get there. We are still on such a steep learning curve but we took all the positives onboard from yesterday and agreed to all just do our jobs and that would get us the win. Congratulations to Tom and his team, can't wait for New York SailGP."

WATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS ON BT SPORT
Day 1&2:
Monday, May 6 on BT Sport 3 - 22:30 BST
Tuesday, May 7 on BT Sport 1 - 06:30 BST
Tuesday, May 7 on BT Sport 1 - 20:00 BST
Wednesday, May 8 on BT Sport 3 - 21:00 BST
Thursday, May 9 on BT Sport 1 - 10:00 BST
Friday, May 10 on BT Sport 2 - 10:00 BST

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The fleet on day 2 of racing in San Francisco.