British team wins its first event in global championship as it edges out Australia in match race
Ben Ainslie and his British team wasted no time establishing themselves on the SailGP circuit with impressive performances throughout Sydney SailGP to claim their first event title.
Ainslie said: “It’s certainly been one of the best sailing events I’ve ever taken part in. Incredible conditions on the harbor, it doesn’t really get any better than that. It’s been magical.”
After the first event of Season 2, Great Britain sits atop the leaderboard with 47 points, followed by Australia with 42, Japan with 39, Spain with 31, the United States at 31 and Denmark with 22, while France rounds out the standings with 14 points.