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SailGP set to return to New Zealand for…

Following a successful first season that included the launch of the world’s fastest sail racing boat, SailGP will return to New Zealand’s Northland region for testing and training ahead of Season 2.

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Ben Ainslie’s INEOS TEAM UK joins Great…

Most successful Olympic sailor of all time to…

Ben Ainslie – the most successful Olympic sailor of all time – today joined the Great Britain SailGP Team. Beginning in the global league’s second season kicking off in February 2020, Ainslie and a world-class squad of athletes will represent Great Britain in SailGP – sailing’s newest and fastest championship that boasts the sport’s largest monetary prize of US$1 million.

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SailGP to head back to UK for first European…

F50s return to Cowes, Isle of Wight, where…

Following its European debut event last year that resulted in some of the most dramatic moments of Season 1, SailGP is returning to the UK in Season 2. On August 14-15, the world’s fastest sail racing boats will compete on the Solent, where sailing’s elusive 50-knot speed barrier was eclipsed in the inaugural season. Cowes SailGP – the fourth stop of SailGP Season 2 – will take place during Cowes Week, and tickets will go on sale in March 2020.

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Tom Slingsby helps launch SailGP Inspire…

New youth initiative to debut at Sydney SailGP…

Olympic gold medalist and SailGP Season 1 champion Tom Slingsby returned to his home sailing club in New South Wales to help launch an innovative new program that aims to create a pathway into high-performance sail racing. The new initiative is part of SailGP Inspire – the global racing league’s youth and community outreach arm. The newly launched Inspire Racing x WASZP program will use flying dinghies at SailGP events in Season 2 to help bridge the gap between youth sailing programs and professional pathways.

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Sydney SailGP tickets on sale now

Heart-pumping global championship returns to…

The world’s fastest and most exhilarating sail racing championship returns to Sydney Harbour next year, with Sydney SailGP tickets now on sale to watch Tom Slingsby and the Australian team begin their title defence in February 2020.

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SailGP’s F50 crowned World Sailing's Boat of…

Cutting-edge foiling catamaran honored after…

As SailGP prepares to kick off its second season in 2020, the global championship continues to be recognized for its successful debut. Today, the F50 catamaran – the fastest sail race boat in the world – was honored as World Sailing’s 2019 Goslings Boat of the Year, praised for its innovative concepts and ground-breaking technological advancements that are changing the face of the sport across the globe.

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SailGP to return to San Francisco, New York…

Two marquee U.S. grand prix events featuring…

SailGP will return to two iconic U.S. shorelines in 2020, with Season 2 grand prix events set for San Francisco and New York. The U.S. leg of the global championship’s sophomore season will debut May 2-3 on San Francisco Bay, before the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline test SailGP’s national teams on June 12-13 at Brookfield Place. The American events will serve as the second and third stops of Season 2 for the league, following its inauguration in Sydney at the end of February. Tickets will go on sale for San Francisco SailGP in January 2020, with New ­York to follow.

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SailGP attracts global audience of 1.8…

SailGP adds total economic impact of US$115…

As SailGP celebrates its first anniversary, the overall impact of the new global championship has been revealed, highlighted by a total global event audience of 1.8 billion across broadcast, social, press and in-venue audiences. In its inaugural season, SailGP attracted more than 133,000 spectators to see the world’s fastest sail racing, while making a significant contribution to the five host cities, adding a total economic impact of US$115 million.

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CHAMPIONS CROWNED: Tom Slingsby wins…

Tom Slingsby victorious over longtime rival…

Tom Slingsby today made history, helming the Australia SailGP Team to victory over Nathan Outteridge’s Japan SailGP Team in the SailGP Season 1 Championship Final Race. The global league’s inaugural season culminated with a 10-minute match race between Australia and Japan, in which Australia secured the trophy and US$1 million prize in dramatic fashion.

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Phil Robertson overcomes adversity to score…

Race for final podium place heats up on…

Phil Robertson and the China SailGP Team triumphed with a first-ever race win on the penultimate day of the Marseille SailGP Season 1 Grand Final. Meanwhile, the battle between Tom Slingsby’s Australian team and Nathan Outteridge’s Japan team continued to heat up in advance of tomorrow’s US$1 million match race finale, as the rivals traded victories in the other two races of the day.

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Nathan Outteridge and Tom Slingsby one step…

Marseille turns it on for the opening day of…

Tensions heightened in front of the fan-lined Seawall as Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge went head to head on the Rade Nord racecourse at the Marseille SailGP Season 1 Grand Final. The two helmsmen traded wins ahead of the four other national teams to secure their places in the title race of the season. Following another day of fleet racing, the Australia and Japan SailGP teams will be facing off Sunday for the most substantial monetary prizes in the sport, US$1 million.

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Marseille set for spectacular showdown

Less than 24 hours until battle commences for…

The city of Marseille got a glimpse of the world’s fastest sail racing boats today when the six high performance F50s took to the racecourse for the first time in practice. The inaugural season culminates this weekend when one team will earn the right to get its name engraved on the SailGP Championship trophy for the first time, as well as earn the sport’s largest prize purse – US$1 million.

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SailGP enters esports arena in partnership…

eSailGP to feature virtual and live events, with…

SailGP – in partnership with Virtual Regatta and World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport – today entered the esports arena with the launch of eSailGP. A global gaming experience, eSailGP offers an accessible platform for sailors and non-sailors alike to experience the thrill of the world’s fastest sail racing in a virtual environment.

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SailGP wins IBC Award for innovative content…

SailGP was last night crowned the winner in the content creation category at the IBC Innovation Awards for its ambitious and ground-breaking remote production strategy. The annual awards, which took place as part of the International Broadcasting Convention Exhibition in Amsterdam, celebrate industry excellence across eight categories.

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Billy Besson first to launch on home waters…

Five days until history is written in Marseille…

With five days until six national teams go head to head at the Marseille SailGP Season 1 Grand Final, the home team – headed by Frenchman Billy Besson – hit the water for the first time today in its supercharged F50 catamaran. For the first time ever in France, the world's fastest flying catamarans and top athletes will take center stage, promising high speed, high tech and high drama over the weekend of September 20-22.

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SailGP Inspire announces community outreach…

Community partner La Ligue SUD de Voile to help…

Following a successful launch in Cowes last month, SailGP Inspire – the global championship’s youth and community outreach arm – is working with local community groups to create impactful programming at the Marseille SailGP Season 1 Grand Final, which will take place September 20-22.

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SailGP Season 2 set to kick off in Sydney,…

Global sports league to return to Sydney…

Australia’s Tom Slingsby to defend home victory at 2020 season opener Sydney was today announced as the season opener for SailGP in 2020. Following a hugely successful event earlier this year – when Sydney kicked-off the global league’s inaugural season – SailGP will return to the iconic Australian harbor on February 28 and 29 for the first event of SailGP Season 2. Tickets for Sydney SailGP will go on sale November 1.

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Australia’s Tom Slingsby delivers…

VNR, athlete interviews and supporting B-roll…

In extreme conditions at the European debut of SailGP, Australia’s Tom Slingsby proved once again that he is the one to beat in the league’s first season. The Australia SailGP Team dominated the field with a sweep of the races while becoming the first crew to break the 50-knot speed barrier in sail racing. Meanwhile, Rome Kirby’s U.S SailGP Team capsized in dramatic fashion and Dylan Fletcher and the British team took a violent nose dive resulting in boat damage that prevented them from finishing racing.  

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SailGP stars take to the water to kick off…

First of its kind, global community, education…

As part of its commitment to sustainable development, SailGP officially launched the foundation phase of a robust community, education and outreach initiative – SailGP Inspire. The six helmsmen of the new global league joined the maiden group of youth participants for the program aimed at using sailing as a force for good. SailGP Inspire broadens access to the sport, offers a career pathway and aims to leave a meaningful legacy in SailGP host cities.

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Dylan Fletcher puts a stake in the ground at…

Home town hero Dylan Fletcher and his Great Britain SailGP Team set the pace during practise racing today, placing a target on their backs ahead of their home event.

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Dylan Fletcher marks new frontier in sailing…

Great Britain SailGP Team breaks sailing’s…

Dylan Fletcher’s Great Britain SailGP Team today achieved what no other sail racing team in the world has done, breaking the sport’s elusive 50-knot speed barrier during training ahead of Cowes SailGP. The historic moment – a first aboard the supercharged F50 catamaran – occurred during the British team’s fourth day training on the Solent, off the Isle of Wight, four days before SailGP’s European debut on August 10 and 11.

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SailGP touches down on UK waters

First sail for British team on home shores ahead…

With just over one week to the European debut of SailGP in Cowes, the Great Britain SailGP Team was the first of the six national teams to take to the water. Sailing down to the iconic Needles, the Isle of Wight’s most famous landmark off the western point of the island, the team gave a glimpse of the speed and excitement expected when the fastest sail racing boats in the world go head to head at Cowes SailGP on August 10 and 11.

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SailGP partners with Port of Southampton to…

The Port of Southampton will host the Tech Area for the upcoming European debut of SailGP – a new, annual global sports championship featuring the world’s fastest sail racing. In addition to serving as an Official Supplier of the Cowes SailGP Tech Area, the port is also a tier two partner of Cowes SailGP.

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Countdown commences: One month until…

Global championship to be official opening…

SailGP, the fastest sail racing in the world, flies into the UK to make its debut on European waters in just one month. On August 10 and 11, SailGP will serve as the opening feature of the iconic Cowes Week regatta on the Isle of Wight. Teams made up of some of the finest athletes from Great Britain, Australia, China, France, Japan and the United States will compete in the penultimate event of the inaugural 2019 season.

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VNR Download: New York SailGP Day 2

International, Japanese, Mandarin and French…

Japan SailGP Team wins their first event in the season New York SailGP final racing day VNR available to broadcasters Interviews and supporting b-roll also available for download

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Japan takes first ever SailGP event win in…

In front of fan-lined shores, Japan beat…

In front of large crowds lining the waterfront in downtown Manhattan, the Japan SailGP Team – helmed by double Olympic medalist Nathan Outteridge – beat off strong competition from Tom Slingsby’s Australia SailGP Team to win its first event in the inaugural SailGP season.

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VNR Download: New York SailGP Day 1

International, Japanese, Mandarin and French…

New York SailGP Day 1 VNR available to broadcasters International Agency VNRs and interviews on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June

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High drama on the Hudson

New York City’s conditions provide an intense…

It was a day of high drama on the Hudson for the first day of the New York SailGP, which saw the world’s fastest sail racing boats hitting high speeds in front of crowds lining the waterfront at Brookfield Place in Battery Park City.

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Preview VNR Alert: New York SailGP

International, Japanese, Mandarin and French…

Teams test the waters for the first time as they prepare for the upcoming New York SailGP Preview VNR and interviews available to broadcasters in English, Japanese, French and Mandarin International Agency VNRs and interviews on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June

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Sea of color hits the Hudson

Teams test the waters for the first time as they…

New Yorkers got a sneak preview of what to expect when SailGP makes its highly anticipated debut on the lower Hudson River this weekend, as all six SailGP teams today hit the racecourse together.

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SailGP strengthens commitment to…

SailGP joins UN Climate Change Sports for Climate…

Since its inception in October 2018, SailGP has developed and been implementing a comprehensive sustainability strategy aimed at accelerating sailing toward a future that bodes well for both the sport and the environment.

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U.S. SailGP Team showcases “Lady Liberty” on…

New international sailing league prepares for its…

With four days until SailGP's New York racing debut, the United States SailGP Team made a splash on the Hudson when its F50 racing catamaran flew across the city’s waters for the very first time.

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New specialist workout brings the challenge…

Today, the new high-intensity international sailing championship SailGP launched a unique fitness workout that mirrors the extreme physical challenge of the world’s fastest sail racing.

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SailGP announces Bermuda Tourism Authority…

With two weeks to go until the third event in the inaugural calendar, SailGP has announced an exciting collaboration with Bermuda Tourism Authority as an Official Event Partner for New York SailGP.

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Final countdown: New York City prepares for…

The world’s fastest sail racing boats will amaze…

Tickets still available to witness the action and support the U.S. SailGP Team In just one month, SailGP will bring the world’s fastest sail racing to the East Coast, introducing New Yorkers and visitors alike to a new generation of competitive sailing. On June 21 and 22, New York SailGP will feature six national teams vying for the top position on the leaderboard and fighting for a place in the $1 million winner-takes-all match race later this year.

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Australia wins U.S. debut of SailGP

Sell-out crowd witnesses Australia victory over…

New York next stop for global sports league Thousands of spectators waved their favorite teams’ colors from the packed Marina Yacht Club Peninsula Race Village as they witnessed the Australia SailGP Team repeat as champions with victory over Japan, to win the U.S. debut of SailGP.

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Bay delivers on first day of San Francisco…

Japan dominates in front of a sell-out crowd

Free race village open to public for final day San Francisco Bay delivered on the opening day of SailGP, in which a sell-out crowd, seated just 200 meters from the finish line, saw the Japanese team dominate.

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Scene is set for U.S. debut of SailGP

Final practice racing takes place on San…

Tickets for prime grandstand seating sold out for Saturday The day before SailGP's official race debut on San Francisco Bay, the atmosphere is building. The six teams competing in the new global championship have completed their final checklists and concluded their training. After weeks of anticipation and fine-tuning a fleet of the most technologically advanced boats in the world, SailGP's U.S. debut is just hours away.

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High drama on the Bay ahead of San Francisco…

Teams tested to the limits and one team’s hopes…

Tickets are still available to take in the action from prime grandstand seating this weekend For the first time on San Francisco Bay, the six SailGP teams – representing the home team from the United States and rival teams from Australia, China, France, Great Britain and Japan – hit the racecourse together today, during official practice racing held in anticipation of the May 4-5 grand prix.

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SailGP makes on-water debut in San Francisco…

U.S. SailGP Team unveils all-new design featuring…

With two weeks until SailGP’s inaugural stateside racing, the U.S. SailGP team made a splash when its F50 racing catamaran was hoisted into the waters of San Francisco Bay for the very first time.

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Countdown is on: SailGP to debut in San…

Premium spectator experiences are available for…

In just one month, SailGP will make its U.S. debut on the waters of San Francisco Bay, offering the next generation of high-adrenaline sailing. Teams representing the United States, Australia, China, France, Great Britain and Japan will battle on the Bay during the May 4 and 5 grand prix, as spectators take in the action from spectacular on-water and shoreside vantage points, allowing them to get closer to the action than ever before.

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Cowes readies itself for SailGP spectacular

On-shore and on-water tickets launched for Cowes…

SailGP will make its European debut this summer, touching down in Cowes following the American leg of the global championship’s inaugural season. Tickets for front row viewing of the world’s fastest on-water racing are now on sale for Cowes SailGP, set for the 10-11 August to coincide with the opening weekend of the iconic Lendy Cowes Week.

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50 days to 50 knots: The countdown to San…

SailGP will bring the world’s fastest race boats…

In just under 50 days, SailGP will debut on U.S. waters, expecting to break sailing’s elusive 50-knot barrier (60 mph) when its six supercharged F50s take flight on San Francisco Bay.

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SailGP celebrates role of women in new…

Frenchwoman Marie Riou provides inspiration to…

SailGP today joins the celebration of International Women’s Day by recognizing and saluting the many women who are integral to the new global championship, highlighted by two-time Olympian and member of the France SailGP Team, Marie Riou.

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Australia wins inaugural SailGP in Sydney

Thousands of spectators turn out to watch the…

The first ever SailGP was witnessed by more than 20,000 people who took to the water on the spectacular Sydney Harbour, providing the perfect amphitheater for the season kick off.

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First SailGP event sets Sydney alight

Japan take early lead on opening day of SailGP…

Sydney Harbour provided a spectacular backdrop for the historic global launch of SailGP.  In front of thousands of spectators, pre-favorite Japan SailGP Team capitalized on slick crew work and prior big foiling catamaran experience on day one of the world premiere of SailGP.

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Final countdown to first ever SailGP

Six rival nations launch world premiere of SailGP…

In 24 hours, the world’s most technologically advanced race boats, crewed by some of the world’s best sailors, will go head to head in the ultimate nation-versus-nation battle on Sydney Harbour.

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SailGP launches next generation mobile app

Fans placed in the middle of the all-new…

SailGP today released a next generation mobile application as advanced as the supercharged F50 boats taking flight this week on Sydney Harbour. Fans will be in full control of the way they consume the world’s fastest on-water racing, with the ability to personalize the boats, camera angles and data that feature in their feeds.

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Rolex joins SailGP as Presenting Partner and…

Exclusive long-term global partnership announced…

SailGP today announced an exclusive long-term global partnership with Rolex that designates the Swiss watchmaker as Presenting Partner and Official Timepiece for the new global sports championship setting out to redefine sailing. Rolex timepieces and clocks will be visible throughout all SailGP events, and featured on each of the six supercharged F50 catamarans – the world’s fastest race boat. Uniquely, the exclusivity extends across all SailGP assets throughout the league.

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SailGP announces extensive global coverage…

Broadcast agreements span 90 countries across…

SailGP today announced comprehensive multi-platform coverage spanning linear and digital channels, offering fans unprecedented access to the new global sports championship setting out to redefine sailing.

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SailGP powered by wind and Oracle Cloud

Flow of real-time race data to boost racing…

SailGP, the new global championship featuring the world’s fastest race boats, will rely on Oracle Cloud to deliver real-time data to racing teams and fans alike. The information derived from 1,200 sensors placed on the supercharged F50 catamarans and the athletes, plus onboard cameras and microphones, will bring viewers closer to the action, help teams analyze their performance and give remote umpires the details they need to make calls with confidence.

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Sydney Harbour awash with colour as six…

Tickets still available for Sydney SailGP on 15…

Sydney Harbour was awash with colour today as the revolutionary SailGP F50s of Australia, China, Great Britain, France, Japan and the United States lined up on the water together for the first time just one week out from the inaugural Sydney race.

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Rising Sun unveiled on Sydney Harbour

The Japan SailGP Team boat was unveiled at Cockatoo Island on Sydney Harbour today. The Japanese F50 catamaran – which will be raced for the first time on Sydney Harbour on 15-16 February – features a clean white hull with a distinctive red rising sun on the bows. The striking wing design is based on traditional Japanese artwork, Ukiyoe.

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United States SailGP Team takes flight in…

Adorned with its bold, brand-new USA graphics, the United States SailGP Team’s F50 high-performance catamaran splashed onto on the waters of Sydney Harbor for the first time in preparation for SailGP’s inaugural event in Sydney, February 15-16.

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Dragon on water: China gets ready for Sydney…

The China SailGP Team boat was officially launched on Sydney Harbour yesterday, kicking off the final preparation for the start of the new global sailing championship. SailGP’s inaugural event will stage in the iconic harbour in just two weeks.

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Great Britain SailGP show their team colours…

Countdown has begun to inaugural SailGP event

The wait is finally over for the Great Britain SailGP Team, as their supercharged F50 catamaran took to the water for the first time today in Australia. The British team will join five other national teams this season as part of the revolutionary new SailGP championship, debuting in just over two weeks on Sydney Harbour.

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France SailGP Team unveils boat and goes…

World premiere SailGP event to begin in 21 days

With just three weeks to go before SailGP’s international debut, the France SailGP Team today unveiled its boat on Sydney Harbour. The new F50 catamaran is the world’s fastest and most technologically advanced race boat, and will feature prominently in SailGP, a global racing championship premiering in Sydney on 15 and 16 February.

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SailGP concludes successful trials of…

Racing to debut on Sydney Harbour in 50 days

SailGP’s F50 catamaran was successfully launched in New Zealand’s Northland region, with all six national teams spending valuable training time on the new class of boat over the past two months. During the sea trials period, the first two F50s were commissioned and the systems were validated, while spending a total of 27 days on the water. In just 50 days, all six F50s will be lined up on Sydney Harbour, ready for SailGP’s inaugural season opener to begin on February 15.

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Australia SailGP Team boat unveiled as it…

Australia’s SailGP Team boat has been revealed for the first time today as the crew, led by skipper and Olympic gold medalist Tom Slingsby, tests the revolutionary new F50 off the coast of New Zealand’s Northland region. B-ROLL (8:14, 6.8 GB download)

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F50 Takes to the Water

Imagery of the F50 on the water

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China SailGP Team

An Introduction to the China SailGP Team

关于国际帆船大奖赛中国队的介绍  

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Japan SailGP Team

An Introduction to the Japan SailGP Team

国際セーリンググランプリの日本チーム紹介

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France SailGP Team and Race Venue

An Introduction to the France SailGP Team and…

The French national team is headed by Billy Besson and also features Marie Riou, SailGP’s first female sailor. The SailGP event in Marseille will serve as the league championship. It will include a third day of racing, highlighted by the thrilling, season-ending winner-takes-all US$1 million match race between the season’s top two teams.

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Australia SailGP Team and Race Venue

An Introduction to the Australia SailGP Team and…

Tom Slingsby – Olympic gold medalist, America’s Cup winner, eight-time world champion and member of the Order of Australia – was today tabbed to lead the Australia SailGP Team in the global racing league’s inaugural season. The full team including Australia’s most successful Ironman Ky Hurst along with Kyle Langford, Jason Waterhouse and Sam Newton was unveiled today on Sydney Harbour, which last week was announced as the first ever race venue (February 15-16, 2019) for the new racing league.

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U.S. SailGP Team and Race Venues

An Introduction to the U.S. SailGP Team and race…

The U.S. SailGP Team boasts an impressive track record in international racing, with a host of professional ocean racing and world championship honors between them. Two premier U.S. events, set to take place in San Francisco (May) and New York (June) in 2019.

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Great Britain SailGP Team and Race Venue

An Introduction to the Great Britain SailGP Team…

The Great Britain SailGP Team was announced in London. The team includes Olympic medalists and sailing world champions. Cowes spectacular event to take place as part of SailGP’s inaugural season on 10 & 11 August 2019.

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Full SailGP Launch materials

London Launch Press Materials

SailGP has set out to redefine sailing with the launch of a new global racing league. Spearheaded by Larry Ellison and Sir Russell Coutts. SailGP will bring intensely competitive, high-speed inshore racing to fans in Sydney; San Francisco; New York; Cowes, U.K.; and Marseille, France, as world-class crews compete for the championship trophy and a $1 million prize.

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