What Is

SailGP?

SailGP is an annual, global racing league. Powered by Nature™ and without compromise.

The world’s fastest racing in class. Epic battles between nations and top athletes. Cutting-edge technology. And programs that set leading sustainability standards worldwide.

SAILGP ESSENTIALS:

  • 8 national teams with...
  • 18 total Olympians who have earned...
  • 16 Olympic medals compete at...
  • 7 or more grand prix stops around the globe with...
  • $1 million on the line in front of a combined audience of...
  • 1.8 billion including...
  • 133,000+ in-venue spectators.

THE BACKGROUND

The fan-centric inshore stadium racing championship is underwritten by Larry Ellison, a passionate sailor who has been personally and financially committed to the growth and advancement of sailing for multiple decades.

Each grand prix event includes two competition days, featuring five fleet races leading to a final match race between the two leaders. Points are accumulated at each event throughout the season, culminating with a thrilling $1 million winner-takes-all championship race at the Grand Final.

DID YOU KNOW

  • All teams race F50 catamarans, which exceed speeds of 50 knots (nearly 60 mph/100kph)
  • Season 2 will commence in April 2021 and include eight teams: Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United States
  • Season 1 was held in 2019 and won by the Australia SailGP Team, helmed by Olympic champion Tom Slingsby
  • SailGP is sanctioned by World Sailing, the sport’s international governing body
  • An ambitious and ground-breaking remote broadcast strategy that delivered programming to more than 100 territories earned SailGP an IBC Innovation Award
  • SailGP is committed to sustainability – planning to reach net-zero carbon faster than any other mainstream sport – as well as making the sport accessible to all through SailGP INSPIRE