Sailing: Major weather event forces cancellation of Sydney SailGP second day, delays to calendar likely

The second day of the Sydney SailGP leg has been abandoned, after high winds played havoc with racing on Saturday.

After a major weather event left the Canadian team's boat damaged, amid fears for the safety of crews and spectators, organisers have no other option but to call off racing for Sunday.

The cancellation is also likely to affect future events on the SailGP calendar to complete racing in Sydney.

The next event is scheduled for Christchurch on March 18/19, pending official word on when racing will resume.

"As far as we know, no-one was seriously injured during the incident," said SailGP organisers.  

"As a result of the damage, SailGP has had to cancel racing for the second day of the Sydney event.

"A full assessment of the damage is underway, but it is likely some of the future SailGP events may also need to be delayed."

The New Zealand team, competing at the Sydney event, have confirmed to Newshub that their crew are all safe and unharmed.