Sail GP: Sarah Douglas joins, CANSailGP Canada now 4th by a point after Copenhagen

Sarah Douglas

Aug 25, 2022

Light air conditions prevented racing on Saturday, which meant there were three fleet races on Sunday, followed by the podium race on the Oresund.

Expectations were high for the Canada SailGP Team with newcomer, Sarah Douglas, onboard as Strategist. Sarah joins the team as part of the SailGP Women’s Pathway Programme, in tandem with her intense training for the 2024 Olympics.

The Canadian team sailed a solid first race, managing to move up two places just meters from the finish line, to secure fourth place. Optimistic for race two, the team battled it out in the middle of the pack for most of the race yet challenging conditions meant a fifth-place finish. In race three, despite an aggressive race strategy, the team struggled after a tough start and finished seventh holding onto fourth place on the overall leaderboard.

Canadian FansCanadian fans in Copenhagen

Changes in wind speed and direction, made for an unstable platform for all the teams today, but New Zealand, France and Denmark were solid from the start. New Zealand went on to win the event with four first place finishes, while France finished second and the home team, Denmark in third overall, just a point ahead of Canada.

SailGP Canada TeamCommenting on her debut with the team, Sarah Douglas said: “I’m always proud to represent Canada, no matter what class of boat. To have Canada on the start line and to be among the top nations in the sport is great.”

Next up for the team is the France Sail Grand Prix in Saint-Tropez on 10-11 September.

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