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The Big Picture: Bermuda: Americans Tip

May 15, 2024

United States F50 defined the cause of the capsize as ‘user error’
Credit: Felix Diemer for SailGP

Before racing at the Bermuda SailGP even started the news came that the US SailGP Team would not be on the start line after the teams’ dramatic capsize in official practice racing. Data provided by the United States F50 defined the cause of the capsize as ‘user error’ – wing trimmer Victor Diaz de Leon meant to flatten the wing but instead accidentally pressed a button which inverted it when he was positioned on the starboard side of the boat.

Canada: Almost

Phil Robertson and the CAN Team gave the fleet a run for its money staying hot on the heels of first place, placing second in three of the fleet races. This all came to an end when the Canadians fell off the foils in the lead up to crossing the start line of fleet race five, making it to mark one at the very back of the fleet and not managing to make a comeback. Spain took the event.

Credit: Bob Martin for SailGP

CAN SailGP can redeem it all when the Series returns to North America for the final three events of Season 4 – landing in Canada for the first time in the league’s history for the ROCKWOOL Canada Sail Grand Prix in Halifax (Yay!) competing on the Harbour – between Georges Island and the Macdonald Bridge. Be there!

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