COWES, UK – 1 April, 2019 – 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.
Featuring six nations going head to head on the world’s most technologically advanced catamarans, SailGP is like nothing witnessed on the Solent before. Fans will be able to cheer on the red, white and blue home team, piloted by Olympian Dylan Fletcher, as the Great Britain SailGP Team take on teams from Australia, China, France, Japan and the United States in the penultimate event of SailGP Season 1.
The supercharged F50 catamarans will be the fastest race boats to fly on the Solent as they are capable of hitting speeds exceeding 50 knots (60 mph).
The must-see event takes place off Egypt Point, and fans have two ticketed options to get a ring-side seat to the action. Situated in the heart of the public Official Race Village, the Cowes SailGP Grandstand gives fans unrivalled views of the race course from the premier grandstand seating. For those looking to enjoy the action afloat, the Cowes SailGP Premier Charter provides spectators with the ultimate on-water experience, placing fans in the heart of the action.
“We can’t wait to show the home crowd SailGP,” said Great Britain SailGP Team CEO Chris Draper. “Tom [Slingsby] spoke about how amazing it was sailing in front of a home crowd in Sydney and how it made all the difference to their winning performance. We want to get an even bigger crowd supporting us on and off the water to help fuel a home win and show the Aussies how the British public get behind sports events.”
Cowes SailGP – Fan Experiences
On-shore experience – Cowes SailGP Grandstand
Situated in the heart of the Cowes SailGP Race Village with prime views over the finish gate, the premier grandstand seating offers spectators unrivalled views of the race course.
- Reserved seat for the whole day
- Premium front-row viewing
- Live race broadcast on big screen
- A seat amongst the live commentators, broadcasting from the grandstand
- Dedicated facilities and refreshment amenities
- Access to official SailGP merchandise
Single Day Tickets: Adult £55 | Child (under 16) £35
Weekend Tickets: Adult £90 | Child (under 16) £60
Tickets available at SailGP.com/Cowes.
On-water experience – Cowes SailGP Premier Charter
SailGP has two Official Charter Partners for Cowes SailGP – Solent Events and Marine Events – to provide spectators with the ultimate on-water experience. Fans will have the opportunity to charter their own boat and share the Solent with the supercharged F50 catamarans as they race at jaw-dropping speeds.
- Exclusive access to a dedicated on-water prime viewing area, closer than any other spectators
- Bespoke, tailored itinerary for the day
- Catering for individuals and groups up to 40
Tickets on sale through Marine Events and Solent Events.
Cowes SailGP Boater Programme
SailGP offers a complimentary registration programme for fans wishing to watch the action from the comfort of their own boat in a designated spectator zone right on the race course perimeter. Registrants will receive important race management information, including detailed schedules, spectator zones, access restrictions, the latest race maps and a commemorative Cowes SailGP boat flag.
Register here for the Official Boater Programme.
Official Race Village
The Cowes SailGP Race Village, which will be free to the public, is situated along the seafront between Cowes Green and Egypt Point. Live during the two days racing, fans will be able to follow the action on the big screens with live commentary, a variety of exhibits, refreshments and merchandise concessions.
For further details, visit SailGP.com/Cowes.
SailGP is sailing redefined. Established in 2018 and headquartered in London and San Francisco, SailGP is an annual, global sports championship featuring bold, cutting-edge technology and awe-inspiring athleticism. The fan-centric, inshore racing takes place in some of the most iconic harbors around the globe and culminates with a $1 million winner-takes-all match race. Rival national teams from Australia, China, France, Great Britain, Japan and the United States battle it out in identical supercharged F50 catamarans, engineered for intense racing at electrifying speeds exceeding 50 knots (nearly 60 mph/100 kph). Visit SailGP.com for more information.
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