The ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch is almost here, with SailGP’s fleet of international rivals going head to head on the waters of Whakaraupō, Lyttelton Harbour next week.

Two days of close-to-shore, exhilarating racing will take place on March 18 & 19, with home favorites New Zealand, currently in second place, looking to extend its one-point lead ahead of France.

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

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

Season 3 // Australia Sail Grand Prix // Australia foiling against Sydney backdrop

Canada SailGP Team
Driver: Phil Robertson
Wing Trimmer: Chris Draper
Flight Controller: Billy Gooderham
Grinder: Tom Ramshaw
Grinder: Tim Hornsby
Reserve Grinder: Graeme Sutherland
Strategist: Isabella Bertold
Coach: Joe Glanfield

Season 3 // Singapore Sail Grand Prix // Canada hits the water in Singapore

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: Katja Salskov-Iversen
Coach: Chris Nicholson

Season 3 // Singapore Sail Grand Prix // Denmark in the Singapore Final

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 3 // Australia Sail Grand Prix // Close up of France F50 on day one

Great Britain SailGP Team
Driver: Ben Ainslie
Wing Trimmer: Iain Jensen
Flight Controller: Luke Parkinson
Grinder: Nick Hutton
Grinder: Neil Hunter
Reserve Sailor: Ben Cornish
Strategist: Hannah Mills
Reserve Strategist: Hannah Diamond
Coach: Rob Wilson

Emirates GBR unveiled their new livery on the waters of Sydney Harbour

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 // New Zealand SailGP Team // Amokura against Cadiz backdrop

Spain SailGP Team
Driver: Diego Botin
Wing Trimmer: Florian Trittel
Flight Controller: Joel Rodriguez
Grinder: Jake Lilley
Grinder: Joan Cardona
Grinder / Flight Controller: James Wierzbowski
Strategist: Nicole van der Verlden
Coach: Hamish Willcox

Season 3 // Spain SailGP Team // Spanish f50 underway

Switzerland SailGP Team
Driver: Sébastien Schneiter
Wing Trimmer: Glen Ashby
Flight Controller: Jason Saunders
Grinder: Jérémy Bachelin
Grinder: Guy Endean
Reserve Sailor / Grinder: Nils Theuninck
Strategist & Grinder: Laurane Mettraux
Sailing Advisor & Strategist: Nathan Outteridge
Coach: Jacopo Plazzi

Season 3 // Switzerland SailGP Team // Close up of Swiss F50 in practice

United States SailGP Team
Driver: Jimmy Spithill
Wing Trimmer: Paul Campbell-James
Flight Controller: Hans Henken
Tactician / Grinder: Rome Kirby
Grinder: Alex Sinclair
Grinder: Cooper Dressler
Strategist: Cameron Farrah
Coach: Philippe Presti

Season 3 // Singapore Sail Grand Prix // Stern view of USA F50