Brisk conditions on San Francisco Bay provided exceptional racing for the teams and spectators
Sailing skill needs to be combined with strength and agility to be able to move about on the trampoline deck of the F50
San Francisco offered excellent foiling conditions enabling tight racing and an opportunity for crews to demonstrate their skills
Six crews took part in the San Francisco SailGP, raced in view of the landmark Golden Gate Bridge
The United States team flies across San Francisco Bay. Crews regularly hit an impressive 45 knots during the two days of racing
Australia SailGP led by former Rolex World Sailor of the Year, Tom Slingsby, took top honour defeating the Japanese team in the final match race. The Australian team leads in the Season 1 standings after two events.
The China, France and Australia SailGP Teams blast across Sydney Harbour, Australia, in front of its famous bridge, during practice for the inaugural Season 1 SailGP event
The Japan SailGP Team's F50, skippered by Nathan Outteridge, lifts onto the foils during racing at the first SailGP event of Season 1, in Sydney Harbour, Australia
The USA SailGP Team, skippered by Rome Kirby, flies past the Sydney Opera House during practice for the Season 1 opening SailGP event on Sydney Harbour
Maximising foiling flight time is a key component to success in SailGP competition. The Great Britain SailGP Team works hard to maintain the leeward hull on its foil
The SailGP crew are supreme athletes. Requiring a high level of skill to control the technically demanding F50 catamaran, they also need superb fitness and balance to move around during racing
Australia SailGP Team, skippered by 2010 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Tom Slingsby, was victorious at the Season 1 SailGP event on Sydney Harbour, Australia.