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    Carnage in the practice race bodes well for an exciting event in Denmark..

    The Americans did not hesitate in joining the fray, with their own bit of drama leading to a call up from the reserves:

    AARHUS, DENMARK – August 19, 2021 – The United States SailGP Team’s bid to climb the SailGP Season 2 overall standings faced a new challenge today, less than 24 hours before the start of racing at the ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix, when veteran Wing Trimmer Paul Campbell-James broke his leg in official practice racing, ruling him out for the event.

    The U.S. SailGP Team has secured to its roster Jason Saunders, who previously raced as interim wing trimmer for the New Zealand SailGP Team earlier this season, in a temporary capacity for the Danish event.

    Saunders is currently en route to Aarhus from Marseille, France and will arrive prior to racing tomorrow.

    The injury to Campbell-James was the result of a maneuver during official practice racing that threw both him and Driver Jimmy Spithill out of the cockpit.

    Spithill: “Our thoughts are with Paul and all of us on the team wish him a quick and successful recovery. Obviously, this has an unexpected and significant impact for our team as we look towards the weekend’s racing but if anything, this team has performed exceptionally under pressure, fighting through more adversity than any other team this season. We’ll come out fighting tomorrow.”

    Despite starting the season at the bottom of the leaderboard following an unsolicited collision and capsize in Bermuda, strong performances at subsequent events – including two consecutive podium final appearances – currently has the U.S. SailGP Team sitting in fourth place, only three points out of first place overall.


    The injury to Campbell-James adds to a season that has seen the American team plagued with misfortune, most recently fighting through a defective rudder at the previous in Plymouth which was responsible for loss of flight in the final race, a rudder that was supplied to the team after an underwater collision in Italy robbed the team of its first event win.

    Further updates regarding Campbell-James status will be provided as they are available

    The ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix | Aarhus will air live on CBS Sports Network tomorrow, Friday, August 20th at 9:00am EDT and Saturday, July 21st at 7:00am EDT. Free streaming coverage of the racing will also be available on the SailGP APP and YouTube channels.

    For more information on the full Season 2 calendar as well as the US SailGP Team visit or follow the team on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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    The Pain In Spain Is In The Main

    Spain have been ruled OUT of Race Day 1 of the ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix due to a pre-race capsize.

    Just an hour before racing was due to begin in Aarhus, Spain's F50 Victoria keeled over and sustained too much damage to its foil to take part in Friday's three fleet races.

    All athletes have been accounted for and are safe.

    The Spanish, who sit sixth in the Championship heading into the fourth event of Season 2, were last time out shown the first ever Black Flag in SailGP, having had a risky starting maneuver protested by both the United States and Denmark in Plymouth.

    Ahead of the action kicking off in Aarhus, Spain's Driver Phil Robertson insisted he will continue to push the boundaries in SailGP even if it frustrates the rest of the fleet.

    “I think we have flogged the Black Flag to death now and there might not be any Black Flags left in the world now," said Robertson.

    “But everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and if us going out there to win starts is making us unpopular – so be it.

    "We are here to win races and win events, and we are going to keep pushing.”
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