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Black Foils Triumph in Dramatic SailGP Christchurch Races

Kiwi fans were treated to an exhilarating day of sailing action at the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix in Christchurch, despite the initial cancellation of racing due to mammal activity. Peter Burling and the Black Foils showcased their prowess on the water, securing two wins in front of their home crowd.

New Zealand SailGP Team helmed by Peter Burling cross the finish line on the final race and win on Race Day 2 ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix in Christchurch, March 24, 2024 © Ricardo Pinto for SailGP

In a thrilling display of skill and determination, the Black Foils staged a remarkable comeback in Race 3 after initially trailing behind France, Canada, and Spain. Despite facing a seemingly insurmountable challenge, the Kiwi team strategically maneuvered their way to the front of the pack, securing a spot in the Final with an impressive performance.

The SailGP F50 catamaran fleet on in action ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix in Christchurch, March 24, 2024 – photo © Ricardo Pinto/SailGP

In the Final, the Black Foils maintained their momentum, leading from start to finish and ultimately clinching victory with a commanding lead over their competitors. The win marked a triumphant moment for the Kiwi team and their fans, who cheered them on from the sidelines.

The SailGP F50 catamaran fleet in action ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix in Christchurch, March 24, 2024 – photo © Ricardo Pinto/SailGP

Despite the challenges and controversies surrounding the event, including the cancellation of races on the first day and organizational issues, the thrilling racing action provided a much-needed boost for spectators and participants alike. As the dust settles on SailGP Christchurch, one thing is clear: the Black Foils have solidified their status as formidable contenders on the international sailing stage.

SEASON 4 CHAMPIONSHIP

Last updated 3/24/2024 at 06:38

1New ZealandPeter Burling68
2AustraliaTom Slingsby59
3SpainDiego Botin55
4FranceQuentin Delapierre54
5ROCKWOOL DENNicolai Sehested50
6United StatesTaylor Canfield48
7CanadaPhil Robertson46
8Emirates GBRGiles Scott45
9GermanyErik Heil27
10SwitzerlandNathan Outteridge22

PENALTIES


  • Australia SailGP Team
    • Docked eight points in Season Championship for 12-point penalty at ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch
  • Canada SailGP Team
    • Docked four points in Season Championship for eight-point penalty at France Sail Grand Prix | Saint-Tropez
  • Emirates Great Britain
    • Docked four points in Season Championship for eight-point penalty at ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch
  • Germany SailGP Team
    • Docked two points in Season Championship for four-point penalty at Oracle Los Angeles Sail Grand Prix
  • ROCKWOOL Denmark
    • Docked four points in Season Championship for eight-point penalty at ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch
  • Spain SailGP Team
    • Docked two points in Season Championship for four-point penalty at Spain Sail Grand Prix | Andalucía – Cádiz
  • Switzerland SailGP Team
    • Docked four points in Season Championship for eight-point penalty at Mubadala Abu Dhabi Sail Grand Prix presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council

NOTES


  • New Zealand SailGP Team
    • Granted six event points for ROCKWOOL Italy Sail Grand Prix | Taranto as unable to compete due to wing damage suffered at France Sail Grand Prix | Saint-Tropez
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