The second season of SailGP has eight events to decide which of the eight teams will claim the top three spots that advance to the final $1 million winner-takes-all race.
But before the eighth event in San Francisco on March 26-27, the consistency of Australia and United States have guaranteed their entry into the finale. The USA event will now decide who joins them for the money race on that last day.
USA skipper Jimmy Spithill reflects on the journey in this report for sponsor Red Bull:
We hit a top speed of 53.1 knots (0.1 knots short of the speed record!) in big breeze on Sydney Harbor, but that wasn’t even the highlight of the Australia Sail Grand Prix for us…