This weekend, the Italy Sail Grand Prix takes place in the iconic town of Taranto - and all the racing will be broadcast live on ITV.

The F50 fleet - minus New Zealand who miss out due to wing damage sustained in Saint-Tropez last time out - heads to Puglia for the second time, with three events so far completed in Season 4 and the SailGP Championship shaping up to be a tight and competitive affair.

Season 4 // France SailGP Team // France leads the fleet day 1
Season 4 // The France SailGP Team crosses the finish line in front of crowds in Los Angeles

Australia currently top the table on 26 points, but Spain are close behind on 24 points and appear to be surprise challengers this campaign following a win in Los Angeles and a third-place finish in Saint-Tropez.

ROCKWOOL Denmark sit third on 23 points, while Ben Ainslie's Emirates GBR are in fourth on 19 points following their victory in the Côte d'Azur two weeks ago.

Season 4 // Emirates Great Britain // British F50 on day 2 of LA

We are still at an early stage of the season, although the European leg of the campaign is a busy time and every point will prove valuable come the business end of the season in 2024.

And with the Italy Sail Grand Prix the second event of the European leg, there is sure to be plenty of drama on the iconic waters of Taranto on September 23-24 - and you can watch it all live in the UK!

Italy SailGP: How to watch

The racing will take place on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 in Taranto, Italy.

Season 4 // United States Sail Grand Prix Chicago // Fleet on start line on day 2

The action will get under way at 12:30pm UK time (13:30 CEST) and is expected to finish at 2pm UK time (15:00 CEST).

The Italy SailGP will be available to watch live in the UK on ITV, with full coverage of the racing accessed via ITVX at 12:30pm.

Furthermore, a highlights show will be available on the ITV network following the Italy Sail Grand Prix:

  • Sunday, October 1 - ITV at 10:30am

Italy SailGP: coverage will provide live racing and score updates for all the action, while SailGP's social channels will also have coverage of the Italy SailGP throughout the event.

Italy SailGP: What has been said?

Emirates GBR driver Ben Ainslie praised his team ahead of the action in Italy, following a first event win since Season 2 in Saint-Tropez.

"I think all of us on board felt it had taken too long to come around and win again and we were frustrated by that," he said.

Season 4 // Los Angeles Sail Grand Prix // Ben Ainslie in mixed zone

"We knew we had a really good team and we don’t need to change too much or change people."

"In my view, everyone on the team is the best in the business and for some reason we just couldn’t get it across the line."