Well what a weekend that was!
Plymouth put on a show for the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix with thousands of spectators taking to the water to watch the thrilling F50 catamaran racing.
We’ve never seen so many berth holders depart/arrive at the Yacht Haven simultaneously. It was wonderful to see so many of you taking to the water, enjoying some special time onboard and watching the incredible spectacle. What’s more, it was lovely to see so many new faces visiting the Yacht Haven. I imagine that your extended friends and family all wanted to join you onboard to get the best seat in the house for the racing.
As for the racing itself, well it was pretty spectacular!
Big boats, high speeds, sharp maneuvers, closing racing, tight mark rounding, black flags and controversy. It had it all! Begrudgingly, well done to Team Australia, skippered by Tom Slingsby, for taking the event win in the winner-takes-all final against France and the United States. Great Britain recovered from a tough Saturday to win Race 4, finishing 4th overall for the event, while Spain took most of the headlines for their Black Flag disqualification from Race 3 for their high risk start line manouvre.
After three events in the 2021/22 Championship, Australia now lead on countback, tied on points with Great Britain! Next stop, Denmark next month!
"THANK YOU PLYMOUTH - For turning on British summer for us and letting us use this stunning natural amphitheater as our racetrack"
- Sail GP