SailGP Season 2 will kick off in April 2021 featuring an expanded calendar, building on the global footprint of Season 1 that attracted a worldwide audience of 1.8 billion.
Following a pair of U.S. events, the championship will begin its European leg in Great Britain in mid-July. Racing is also anticipated to take place in the remaining European team markets: France and Spain. The league plans to have a minimum of seven grand prix events as part of Season 2.
In August 2020, New Zealand was added to SailGP’s roster of national teams, and will be led by Olympic gold medalists and defending America’s Cup champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke. SailGP racing is being planned for the Australia/New Zealand region in the early part of 2022.
Initially scheduled for 2020, SailGP Season 2 events were postponed due the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of the Sydney 2020 stop, which was held before the season’s suspension and won by four-time Olympic gold medalist Sir Ben Ainslie’s Great Britain SailGP Team, are null and void.
The Danish city of Aarhus will host the fourth event in the global championship’s second season. The grand prix event will mark the league’s first visit to Scandinavia plus the first opportunity for helmsman Nicolai Sehested and the Denmark SailGP Team presented by ROCKWOOL to race on home waters following the inauguration of the team late last year. Racing will take place in Aarhus Ø, the city’s new vibrant waterfront district, with racing on the surrounding bay.Learn More