The United States SailGP Team has announced that West Marine, the largest U.S. specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, will be the exclusive boating retailer partner of the team throughout Season 3, including the U.S. Sail Grand Prix events in Chicago and San Francisco.

West Marine will be onsite during this weekend’s T-Mobile United States Sail Grand Prix | Chicago at Navy Pier, offering racing fans an opportunity to meet with the knowledgeable West Marine crew members and compete for prizes in their virtual regatta.

“West Marine is a natural fit for our team and a recognized go-to retailer for U.S. sailors,” said Jimmy Spithill, U.S. SailGP Team CEO and Driver. “It’s critical our F50 and chase boat equipment is always in top condition as we continue to push the limits in our sport.”

For more than 50 years, West Marine has been the premier retailer of sailing, boating, fishing, and paddling gear. The company is committed to providing the local sailing community and all boaters with the highest quality products and expert service, all while inspiring a new generation. West Marine has a long-standing history of supporting the sport of sailing with a focus on youth and young sailors who aspire to reach new heights.

Eric J Kufel, CEO of West Marine shared, “Our mission is to be the best outfitter of boating-related products and gear for recreation on the water that provide outstanding value to every customer, and we’re looking forward to engaging with SailGP fans in Chicago and San Francisco this year.”

SailGP fans in Chicago and San Francisco should stay tuned for opportunities to interact with West Marine at this season’s events, where the brand, which has 236 stores in 38 states across the US, will outfit, educate, and inspire boaters throughout the nation.