October 5, 2022
CAN SailGP leading the pack
Cadiz – 25 September 2022 – Two wins for the Canada SailGP Team today, to finish just one point out of the finals and fourth place overall in Spain.
It was a thrilling second day of action at the Spain Sail Grand Prix where thousand fans lined the seafront for the three races today, two fleet races followed by the grand finale.
After a challenging day one with 7, 8 and 6th place finishes, the Canadians went into today in 7th place. Overnight, the team hit the reset button and was ready to battle it out in the lighter air conditions today.
“I’m obviously gutted that we didn’t do one point better yesterday. We must remember that we are a new team with people in new positions and new conditions. It’s awfully hard to go out there and have perfect days. But today we pulled it all together with a couple of bullets. It’s nice to end a regatta like that,” said Phil.
Strategist, Georgia Lewin-LaFrance (Chester, NS) showed her resiliency bouncing back from an injury yesterday to make the important calls that would help translate into two wins for the Canadians today. Performing under pressure, the team showed that strategy, consistency and stability are key.
Racing in Cadiz: tough to beat for grandeur!
“We had very good starts and stayed on the foils. We also managed to find our mode through the waves a bit better. No crashes or even close calls. What we are doing is working and we are making progress,” said Georgia.
Looking ahead: “We’ve got a development camp and some training coming up in Canada in the next couple of weeks. We are looking forward to it. It might be a bit cold, but we will thaw out when we get to Dubai!” said Phil.
The Spain Sail Grand Prix wraps up the European part of the world tour, the next event will be on 12-13 November in Dubai.
CANADA SAILGP TEAM CREW
Phil Robertson / Driver
Georgia Lewin-Lafrance / Strategist
Chris Draper / Wing Trimmer
Tom Ramshaw / Grinder
Billy Gooderham / Flight Controller
Tim Hornsby / Grinder
Jareese Finch / Grinder
Graeme Sutherland / Wing Trimmer – reserve
Isabella Bertold / Strategist – reserve
Joe Glanfield / Coach
SPAIN SAIL GRAND PRIX | CÁDIZ – ANDALUCÍA PRESENTED BY NEAR // FINAL STANDINGS
1 // France
2 // United States
3 // Australia
4 // Canada
5 // Great Britain
6 // New Zealand
7 // Spain
8 // Denmark
9 // Switzerland
SAILGP SEASON 3 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS (after six events)
1 // Australia // 50 points
2 // New Zealand // 46 points
3 // France // 41 points
4 // Great Britain // 40 points
5 // Canada // 36 points
6 // Denmark // 36 points
7 // United States // 34 points
8 // Spain // 19 points
9 // Switzerland // 14 points