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Canada wins New Zealand round of SailGP

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Canada has won the Sail GP event at Lyttelton Harbour in Christchurch.

Canada was too strong for New Zealand and Australia in the final, winning the final by 6 seconds.

New Zealander Phil Robertson was at the helm of winner Canda, securing Canada’s first event win.

New Zealand, Canada and Australia all made good starts in the final, but Canada got to Mark One first.

Despite falling off the foils and even picking up a boundary penalty, the Canadians were consistently faster than New Zealand and Australia.

The event results mean the Australia remain at the top of the overall leaderboard with 84 points. New Zealand is in second place with 73.

The nine-strong F50 fleet will compete in the Season 3 Grand Final in San Francisco in early May.