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Disappointing weekend for NZ SailGP team

NZ SailGP Team yachting
The NZ SailGP Team finished fifth at the Canada Sail Grand Prix. PHOTO: NZ SAILGP

The New Zealand SailGP Team endured a disappointing round in Canada but have maintained their series lead.

In rain and high winds in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, New Zealand managed just one top-three result in the five fleet races at the Canada Sail Grand Prix, missing the regatta final and finishing fifth overall.


Already guaranteed a place in the three-boat SailGP Grand Final in San Francisco in late June, the Peter Burling-skippered NZ Team finished fifth, second, fourth, fifth and fifth in fleet racing on Halifax Harbour.

The Black Foils were in a good position after day one, second behind Team Great Britain but two fifth placings dropped them out of the top-three.

New Zealand still lead the championship on 83 points, with just one event remaining in the regular season. Spain are second on 72 and Australia third on 71, with France (65) and Denmark (64) still in with a chance to reach the Grand Final.

The next event is the New York Sail Grand Prix in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty on June 22-23.


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