2019 SailGP San Francisco Recap
Propspeed recently attended SailGP in San Francisco over the 4th and 5 th of May. Six nations are competing this year; Japan, Australia, China, Great Britain, France, and the USA. The racing took place in San Francisco Bay, known for its strong winds and tides, and this iconic bay didn’t disappoint.
Saturday, May 4th was day one of the event. It was slightly chilly in the bay, with pockets of sun and 25 knots of wind, which were the perfect conditions to see these boats fly, and they did. Japan cleaned up, winning all three races, making them a clear favourite to win the weekend. The racing on day two was delayed due to boat troubles among Japan, China, and the USA. These issues were sorted out in time to provide a second day of spectacular racing. Race one was thrilling, with Great Britain pulling out an incredible win and scoring themselves the award for most improved team of the event.
Australia came back from their crash and managed to secure a win in the second race, resulting in a match race between Australia and Japan for the final race of the event, which would decide the overall winner of the weekend. It was a fantastic battle between the two teams and Australia managed to pull out a win.