SailGP announces hospitality program details, launches ticket sales for season finale in Marseille at Les Nauticales

23 MARCH 2019News
The France SailGP Team, home team of the Marseille SailGP Season 1 Final

MARSEILLE, France – March 23, 2019 – Next-generation sailing fans from France and beyond are now able to book front-row spots on the Rade Nord (North Bay) of Marseille for the SailGP Season 1 Final. The must-see event will take place 20-22 September 2019, and tickets are available at

SailGP gathers six nations – France, Australia, China, Great Britain, Japan and the United States – competing in five events (Sydney, San Francisco, New York, Cowes and Marseille). In cooperation with the French Sailing Federation, Marseille will host the ultimate event of Season 1, featuring a US$1 million winner-takes-all finale to determine SailGP’s inaugural champion.

Highlighted by bold, cutting-edge technology and awe-inspiring athleticism, SailGP places the fans at the heart of the sport by offering a range of possibilities to enjoy the show.

“The France SailGP Team is looking forward to meeting the crowds in Marseille,” said France SailGP Team Helm Billy Besson. “It is going to be a spectacular competition – we are so lucky to be a part of it and to have the chance to navigate in this wonderful bay and to present our sport during those three days.”

Helm Billy Besson and crew

Marseille SailGP Season 1 Final – Fan Experiences

On-Shore Experience – Marseille SailGP Race Village
The Marseille SailGP Race Village will be live during the three days of racing on the J4 esplanade, in front of the MUCEM. It will allow visitors to follow the event on big screen with live commentary.

For fans wishing to get closer to the action, Marseille SailGP offers three ticketed categories. These options are tailored to both those who prefer to remain onshore, and those who are seeking to get up close to the supercharged F50s and the athletes who sail them.

On-Shore Experience – Marseille SailGP Seawall
With the racing taking place in the Rade Nord (North Bay), the Digue du Large Seawall will provide spectators with unrivaled views of the action from special viewing platforms built on the seawall for the occasion. This set up is a first for a sailing event in Marseille, allowing for a unique experience directly in front of the racing area.

  • Exclusive access to the SailGP spectator area on the Digue du Large Seawall
  • Premium front-row viewing
  • Complimentary boat shuttle between the Race Village and Seawall*
  • Seating positions, live broadcast of the race with commentary and results on big screen
  • Dedicated food and refreshment amenities (for purchase) and restrooms
  • Access to official SailGP merchandise
  • SailGP give-away

*Boat shuttle schedules will be communicated to each ticketholder in advance and will be strictly observed.

Single Day Tickets
Adults: 95€
Children: 65€

Event Pass (3 Days)
Adults: 240€
Children: 165€

On-Water Experience - Official Spectator Boats
SailGP has partnered with Icard Maritime to provide two on-water experiences: SailGP Cruise Select and SailGP Cruise Premier. Fans will have the opportunity to share the bay of Marseille with the best world-class sailors and their supercharged F50 catamarans as they race at electrifying speeds exceeding 50 knots (nearly 100 kph). Official spectator boats will offer a breathtaking view on the racecourse from a dedicated on-water area.

SailGP Cruise Select

  • Seat on an Official Spectator Boat
  • Exclusive access to a dedicated on-water prime viewing area, closer than any other spectators
  • Indoor seating and outdoor space with unrivaled view of the race action
  • Food may be brought onboard, refreshments available for purchase
  • Onboard event commentator
  • Complimentary SailGP give-away
  • Departing from Quai du Port (Vieux Port)
  • Up to three hours on the water

Single Day Tickets
Adults: 85€
Children: 60€

Event Pass (3 Days)
Adults: 215€
Children: 150€

SailGP Cruise Premier

  • Seat on the Official Spectator Boat Atlantide I
  • Exclusive access to a dedicated on-water prime viewing area, closer than any other spectators
  • Climatized indoor seating and access to sun deck with spectacular view of the race action
  • Selection of local menus served buffet style
  • Premium hosted bar with a wide selection of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Live race coverage on multiple screens throughout the vessel
  • Onboard event commentator
  • Complimentary SailGP give-away
  • Departing from J4 esplanade, next to MUCEM museum
  • Up to three hours on the water

Single Day Tickets
Adults: 195€
Children: 140€

Event Pass (3 Days)
Adults: 495€
Children: 355€

Spectators watching the France SailGP Team in action

This hospitality program, set up by SailGP and its partners, offers 5,000 tickets for fan experiences throughout the three days in Marseille.

“Marseille is very proud to welcome the final step of this new global race contested on F50 catamarans. After Sydney, San Francisco, New York and Cowes, the best skippers will have the chance to discover the high technicity of one of the most beautiful harbours in the world – the same harbour where the 2024 Olympic sailing competition will take place. SailGP is a unique chance for fans to attend a unique opportunity, and it is a big reward for Marseille, which has excellent infrastructure and the ability to host major worldwide events,” said Jean-Claude Gaudin, Marseille mayor and French senate honorary vice-president.