Super Sunday set for final showdown in San Francisco
The final day of San Francisco’s SailGP promises high caliber racing on the Bay if Saturday’s three races are anything to go by.
Japan had a strong showing yesterday, winning all three races. Now, with a target on their back, they will have to show-up to defend their winning position.
San Francisco based fans can visit the free race village at Marina Yacht Club Peninsula to see the world’s most technologically advanced boats and their crews battle it out for glory on San Francisco Bay.
Racing will begin at 12:33 p.m. PT. Fans can also watch the final day of racing on the Bay through the SailGP APP now for both iOS and Android platforms. Global broadcast information can be found at SailGP.com/watch.
Classic San Francisco conditions are expected again for racing on Sunday, with winds west-southwest at 10-15 knots and building, making for spectacular finishes just 200 meters from the grandstand seating and race village.
Currently, the Japan SailGP team tops the leaderboard by only one point over the Australian SailGP team, igniting a long standing rivalry between Japan’s Nathan Outteridge and Australia’s Tom Slingsby. Japan led into the second day in Sydney, but the Aussies came back with a vengeance to beat them and take the title. With such a tightly packed fleet, the top spot could go to anyone tomorrow.
Top speeds hit 47 knots on the race course yesterday and with the elusive 50 knot barrier yet to be broken, records could be set today.
Will it be the British team that led with speed on Saturday but were rolled over during a mistake? Or the young guns of the U.S. SailGP Team who showed exponential improvement in boat handling and technical prowess on the water?
Regardless of who is on the podium, it will be an exciting day on the racecourse for athletes and fans alike.