Sydney marked the second SailGP event since Denmark SailGP Team launched the More Speed Less Plastic initiative with its partners ROCKWOOL and One Ocean Foundation – and the epic racing Down Under means that more than 1.8 tonnes of ocean-bound plastic waste will be intercepted and diverted from our seas.
The Danes hit a top speed of 91.4 km/hr in Sydney Harbour, meaning that 914 kilograms of ocean-bound plastic waste will be diverted from the ocean – and Switzerland SailGP Team, who, with 96.4 km/hr, scored the fastest speed in the event, will also contribute 964 kilograms diverted on their behalf by One Ocean Foundation.
Denmark SailGp Team won the Impact League of the Singapore event on equal points with New Zealand SailGP Team and is currently in second place in the overall standings. The Impact League results for the Sydney Grand Prix were suspended due to the extreme weather event that hit the base on Saturday night.
Denmark SailGP Team took fifth place on-water at the Australia Sail Grand Prix in Sydney, as the event was cut short following the severe damages on shore.
Next up, the SailGP fleet heads to Christchurch in New Zealand for the ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix on 18-19 March – the penultimate event before the grand final in San Francisco on 6-7 May.