The sport’s best athletes to race on Plymouth Sound 17-18 July
PLYMOUTH - May 6, 2021 - Tickets for the sport’s pinnacle league – to see the sport’s best athlete’s go head-to head – are now available. The third event of SailGP Season 2 takes place in Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth, 17-18 July.
In Season 2, not only will SailGP’s eight incredibly competitive teams be battling for the championship trophy that comes with the sport’s largest monetary prize, but they will also be racing for a better future and championing a world powered by nature.
Following the action-packed season opener in Bermuda in April, with a triumphant win for Ben Ainslie’s Great Britain SailGP Team, and then the first-ever Italy Sail Grand Prix in June, SailGP will return to UK shores 17-18 July, promising high speed, high tech and high drama.
Fans in Plymouth will be able to witness some of the most incredible sail racing scenes both on and off the water and get up close to the impressive line-up of world-class athletes and top sailing nations representing Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, Spain, New Zealand and the United States.
Plymouth Hoe provides a spectacular viewpoint for fans to immerse themselves in the adrenalin-filled action as the foiling F50 catamarans, capable of speeds of nearly 60 mph, race right in front of their eyes within the natural amphitheatre of Plymouth Sound.
The Great Britain SailGP Team will be looking to maintain its place at the top of the leaderboard at it’s home event and hoping that fans will come out in style to cheer on the red, white and blue boat.
A limited number of tickets for the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix in Plymouth can be purchased online from today, May 6, at SailGP.com/GreatBritain. Additional tickets will be released inline with the Government Covid updates.
The Great Britain Sail Grand Prix | Plymouth is held in partnership with Plymouth City Council and with support from Associated British Ports, English Cities Fund and Sutton Harbour Group.
Plymouth Hoe will be the perfect spot on land to view the high-speed racing without getting wet. With a Waterfront Premium ticket, fans will be able to access an exclusive area within the Spectator Area, providing a front-row seat to the action.
Ticket includes a complimentary drink, additional dining options, comfy seating, luxury toilets, commentary and big screens plus fantastic views across Plymouth Sound. There is no better location to watch the racing from land.
In addition, on-land there will be a free access area within the Spectator Area. Access is via registration and includes live race commentary, the official merchandise store, entertainment, immersive experiences, refreshments, stage and podium with athlete appearances.
SailGP has partnered with Plymouth Boat Trips to provide the official On-water fan experience for the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix.
With two ticket categories available - Access and Premium - official spectator boats will offer the closest vantage point to the racing and allow fans an unrivalled view of the world-class athletes and supercharged F50 catamarans as they compete at electrifying speeds on Plymouth Sound.
Finally, if you are planning to watch the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix from your own boat, there are two great options to ensure you get the best vantage spot on the race course perimetre on Plymouth Sound.
Purchasing a premium SailGP flag will get you a breath-taking view of the action, positioned at one of the turning gates.
Alternatively, you can register for free to bring your own boat. Once registered, you will receive an e-newsletter with all the essential course details from Race Management to help you position your boat in the best area to witness the action. You will also be able to access live commentary over VHF plus SailGP will offset your carbon footprint for the race day.
All ticketed experiences will follow SailGP’s strict COVID-Safe Plan that has been created in consultation with the UK Government and leading experts, including medical professionals, risk advisors and other major sports events.
Visit SailGP.com/GreatBritain for further detail of all ticket options and to purchase tickets.