SailGP’s Inspire Learning program has been called a ‘truly enriching experience’ by non-profit Chicago organization My Block, My Hood, My City.

The group went behind the scenes and witnessed the inner workings of SailGP at Season 4’s opener in Chicago.

As part of the learning experience, the group was taken on an immersive tour of the Tech Site followed by a diversity and inclusion educational workshop organized by RISE. Afterwards, they witnessed the technology of SailGP’s hydrofoiling F50s, spoke with athletes and even tested their strength on the grinding machine.

My Block, My Hood, My City program coordinator Chloe Graham described the experience as ‘an absolute delight’.

“The program not only introduced us to the exhilarating world of sailing but also allowed us to learn valuable life skills and broaden our horizons,” she said.

“We were given the opportunity to work alongside experienced sailors, understand the mechanics of sailboats, and almost had the chance to sail on the water ourselves. It was a fantastic blend of adventure, education, and teamwork.

My Block, My Hood, My City is a non-profit organization based in Chicago, which aims to empower underprivileged youth and create opportunities for them to explore and experience different aspects of the city.