France Sail Grand Prix
Saint-Tropez Event Mark

Emirates GBR win on rival waters as Ben Ainslie leads team to victory in France.

Emirates Great Britain claimed their first SailGP victory since the start of Season 2 with a top-class performance in the Saint-Tropez final to win the France Sail Grand Prix.

A strong showing across the entire weekend saw Emirates GBR qualify for the Final in first place and, while they trailed Australia for much of the winner-takes-all clash, an elite maneuver just before the final gate gained Ben Ainslie's team the lead - and a valuable event victory.

There was plenty of other drama on the Côte d'Azur as well, with Canada being docked eight penalty points for a collision with Spain, and New Zealand being ruled out the entire second day due to their F50 wing collapsing in catastrophic scenes.