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SailGP Cadiz: Day 2 Live Blog

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Find out how to watch above, and once racing starts, follow on here for live updates and scores. 

Spanish are already out following a capsize… It’s all on with small wings, and foils and six crew on board. Six legs the goal. 

View of the damage to the wing on the Spain SailGP Team F50 catamaran on Race Day 2 at Spain SailGP, Event 6, Season 2 in Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain. 10th October 2021. Photo: Thomas Lovelock for SailGP. 

Race 4

Ainslie and Outteridge controlling the start, Slingsby rushes through at pace for a clear start. 

Monstering in these breezes, and there is just too much on to describe at the first mark. 

Bottom: Denmark at pace, Japan stick the rounding, NZL, GBR, NZL, USA, FRA… 

Top: New Zealand big lead change, Japan, GBR, DEN, AUS, USA… 

Bottom: NZL, GBR – Hannah Mills gunning it, AUS big spin out, USA, DEN, JPN, FRA…. 

Final top and reach: New Zealand motoring into the finish, to take the win. Then Great Britain, USA, AUS, DEN, JPN, FRA. 

Race 5

Final race of the regatta for the whole fleet, it’s all up in the air for the top three teams!

Penalty to USA, first around the first mark it’s GBR, FRA, DEN. 

JPN first to gybe. 

Bottom: GBR, JPN, FRA, NZL (didn’t quite make the gate), AUS, DEN, USA. 

Lead change between GBR and FRA. Splash down on the tack, but massive boat speed for the French. But it’s Japan who come out of the left. 

Top: Japan, GBR, FRA, AUS, USA, NZL, DEN. Outteridge needs to win the race to make the top three. 

Bottom: JPN, GBR (beautiful mark rounding), FRA, AUS (left turn), USA, NZL, FRA. 

Japan covered GBR all the way across the course. 

Massive shift on the left of the course and big gain to Australia. 

And it’s a three-way drag race to the finish. Japan bury the boat, GBR come around the top. 

Final top and reach to finish: AUS, GBR, JPN, FRA, USA, NZL, DEN. 

Final Race

It will be Australia, GBR and USA. 

Here we go… Serious breeze and serious competitors… 

Start: AUS to leeward, penalty USA in the middle and GBR are away to windward. 

MASSIVE capsize to GBR on the top reach, just over powered. 

Great Britain SailGP Team helmed by Ben Ainslie capsize during the final on Race Day 2 at Spain SailGP, Event 6, Season 2 in Cadiz, Andalucia, Spain. 10th October 2021. Photo: Bob Martin for SailGP.

USA couldn’t bear away with a capsized GBR to leeward, and AUS proceed with what seems to be a survival victory lap. 

Australia sail brilliantly, and take the win, followed by the USA. All are safe on board GBR. 

Next up is Sydney in December. Australia have moved into the lead, just over the USA and Japan following today’s racing on the overall leaderboard. 

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