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Postponement likely for SailGP Cowes

Published on August 8th, 2019

Cowes, England (August 8, 2019) – The penultimate event for the inaugural SailGP circuit could get its first delay if the weather lives up to the forecast. With strong winds and adverse weather anticipated for the first day of racing at Cowes SailGP, it is nearly certain that the expected weather will impact the schedule on August 10.

With racing planned for Friday and Saturday, August 10 and 11, SailGP issued this statement today:
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We continue to work with relevant experts and authorities to closely monitor the weather forecast for this weekend’s Cowes SailGP. At this time, it is nearly certain that the expected adverse weather will impact our event on Saturday.

While the schedule currently remains as published, we anticipate making a decision regarding Saturday racing by 8 a.m. Friday morning. The safety of every athlete, fan and other stakeholder involved is of the utmost importance and we appreciate the patience of all impacted parties.
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Season Leaderboard (after three events)
1. Japan, 2-2-1, 140 pts
2. Australia, 1-1-2, 139 pts
3. Great Britain, 3-3-6, 106 pts
4. United States, 6-4-3, 105 pts
5. China, 4-6-4, 93 pts
5. France, 4-5-6, 93 pts

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ABOUT SAILGP:
Established in 2018 and headquartered in London and San Francisco, SailGP seeks to be an annual, global sports league featuring fan-centric, inshore racing in some of the iconic harbors around the globe and culminates with a $1 million winner-takes-all match race. Rival national teams from Australia, China, France, Great Britain, Japan, and the United States battle it out in identical wing-powered, foiling F50 catamarans, engineered to exceed 50 knots.

2019 Schedule
Sydney, Australia (February 15-16)
San Francisco, USA (May 4-5)
New York, USA (June 21-22)
Cowes, UK (August 10-11)
Marseille, France (September 20-22)

 

Source: SailGP, Scuttlebutt

 

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