Spills at the F50 SAILGP final race in Spain

Drama in the final race of the Spanish SAILGP Series 2

The Great Britain SailGP Team were dealt a huge blow in the Final of the Spain Sail Grand Prix as they capsized just seconds into the winner-takes-all race - while leading!

Ben Ainslie's team started with real pace in the strong winds in Cadiz, but as they were streaking out ahead of Final rivals Australia and the United States, their F50 keeled over in the rough conditions.

This ended the Brits' final immediately, and thankfully all six athletes onboard were accounted for shortly after the incident. 
 

Spain had earlier capsized in the strong winds, pitchpoling just over an hour before racing started to be ruled out of the entire second day of their home event.

Watch the most exciting racing of the series on YouTube at https://youtube.com/watch?v=aKBIhM650H8&feature=share

Barrie Martin, 22.10.2021 | More from Barrie Martin’s blog