The countdown to Season 4’s opening battle has begun, with the Rolex United States Sail Grand Prix | Chicago at Navy Pier just days away.

Preparations are well underway, with SailGP’s 10 national teams regrouping before racing on Friday and Saturday. Teams will have one crucial day of practice racing, with newcomer Germany taking to the water of Lake Michigan to test its mettle against the rest of the fleet.

Ahead of the event, the crew and substitution line-ups for each team have been revealed. Here’s who will be racing this weekend.

Australia SailGP Team

Driver: Tom Slingsby
Wing Trimmer: Kyle Langford
Flight Controller: Jason Waterhouse
Grinder: Kinley Fowler
Grinder: Sam Newton
Reserve: Ed Powys
Strategist: Tash Bryant
Coach: Ben Durham

Australia Sail Grand Prix | Sydney | Season 3 | Fleet | Racing

Canada SailGP Team

Driver: Phil Robertson
Wing Trimmer: Chris Draper
Flight Controller: Billy Gooderham
Grinder: Tom Ramshaw
Grinder: Tim Hornsby
Strategist: Isabella Bertold
Coach: Joe Glanfield

Season 3 // San Francisco Grand Final // Canada with San Francisco skyline

Denmark SailGP Team

Driver: Nicolai Sehested
Wing Trimmer: Tom Johnson
Flight Controller: Rasmus Køstner
Grinder: Julius Hallström
Grinder: Hans-Christian Rosendahl
Grinder: Luke Payne
Strategist: Anne-Marie Rindom
Strategist: Katja Salskov-Iversen
Coach: Chris Nicholson

Season 3 // San Francisco Grand Final // Denmark training in San Francisco

France SailGP Team

Driver: Quentin Delapierre
Wing Trimmer: Kevin Peponnet
Flight Controller: Francois Morvan
Grinder: Matthieu Vandame
Grinder: Timothe Lapauw
Grinder: Olivier Herledant
Strategist: Maelle Frascari
Coach: Thierry Douillard

Season 4 // France SailGP Team // France in Chicago Season 3

Germany SailGP Team

Driver: Erik Heil
Strategist: Kahena Kunze
Full team line-up to be announced.

Sebastian Vettel and Erik Heil announced the Germany SailGP Team in May 2023

Emirates Great Britain SailGP Team

Driver: Ben Ainslie
Wing Trimmer: Iain Jensen
Flight Controller: Luke Parkinson
Grinder: Nick Hutton
Grinder: Neil Hunter
Reserve Sailor: Matthew Gotrel
Strategist: Hannah Mills
Reserve Strategist: Hannah Diamond
Coach: Rob Wilson

Season 3 // San Francisco Grand Final // Emirates GBR in the Final

New Zealand SailGP Team

Driver: Peter Burling
Wing Trimmer: Blair Tuke
Flight Controller: Andy Maloney
Grinder: Josh Junior
Grinder: Marcus Hansen
Grinder: Louis Sinclair
Strategist: Liv Mackay
Coach: Ray Davies

Season 3 // San Francisco Grand Final // New Zealand on practice day

Spain SailGP Team

Driver: Diego Botin
Wing Trimmer: Florian Trittel
Flight Controller: Joel Rodriguez
Grinder / Tactician: Joan Cardona
Grinder: Bernardo Freitas
Grinder: Lago Lopez Marra
Strategist: Nicole van der Velden

Season 3 // San Francisco Grand Final // Spain and Canada on race day one

Switzerland SailGP Team

Driver: Sébastien Schneiter
Wing Trimmer: Will Ryan
Flight Controller: Jason Saunders
Grinder: Jérémy Bachelin
Grinder: Julien Rolaz
Grinder: Guy Endean
Strategist: Laurane Mettraux
Sailing Advisor: Glen Ashby
Coach: Jacopo Plazzi

SailGP Season 3 Grand Final | San Francisco | Season 3 | Switzerland | Racing

United States SailGP Team

Driver: Jimmy Spithill
Wing Trimmer: Paul Campbell-James
Flight Controller: Hans Henken
Grinder: Cooper Dressler
Grinder: Alex Sinclair
Grinder: Mac Agnese
Strategist: Cameron Farrah
Coach: Philippe Presti

Season 3 // United States SailGP Team // U.S. F50 on San Francisco Bay