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Weather incident causes significant damage to SailGP site.

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Sun Feb 19 2023 · SailGP

A major weather incident at the end of racing on Saturday resulted in significant damage to the wing sails and at least one boat at the SailGP technical site.

“It was all-hands on deck … but ultimately Mother Nature won,” said United States SailGP Team CEO and Driver Jimmy Spithill speaking about the major weather event that rolled through the SailGP Technical Base following Saturday’s racing at the KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix | Sydney.

Due to the resulting damage to the SailGP F50 fleet, racing was canceled for Sunday. Thankfully, no serious injuries have been reported.

A full assessment of the damage is underway but it is likely some of the future SailGP events may also need to be delayed.