Kiwis, Aussies spar on and off water in France SailGP drama

Peter Burling, from New Zealand, threw an aggressive high-speed move at Tom Slingsby, from Australia,

on his way to winning the France Sail GP in St. Tropez on Saturday.

This led to some heated words between the two competitors, who are vying for the season points lead.

Burling's move during a drag race to the finish line of the first race at 56 mph (90 km/h) caused the Australians' 50-foot

catamaran to fall off its foils and dig its bows into the waves. The Kiwis won quickly, while the Aussies fell from first to fifth.

The crash hurt the fairings on the Australian boat, but they were fixed in time for the second race, which Slingsby won.

SailGP's speed record was broken twice on the same day that Burling won the third race.