Tom Slingsby credited Australia’s Bermuda Cell Grand Prix victory as “a breathtaking strategy” as it led the chief executive and crew to the opening win of the season against GOAT.
Home Great Britain, led by Australia, led by legendary Ben Ainsley, and Canada, led by Phil Robertson, ran the final.
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“We did a breath-taking strategy for Ben when they occupied Canada, where we went in front of them and didn’t let them breathe, which allowed us to hold the lead,” Slinsby said.
“You know that when you go against Ben Ainsley you are competing against the best and I still consider him the greatest sailor of all time.
“We’ve been able to bring him here, but we know he’ll be back strong.”
Australia’s revenge on Ainslie and her British team in the final race of the season-two Seljip event in Bermuda, when they lost to Powerhouse.
When the SailGP calendar arrives in Chicago on the third weekend of June, Australia will be aiming for a drawn-out win.
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