SailGP and the Bermuda Tourism Authority have been working closely following the Bermuda Government’s tightening of COVID-19 protocols to ensure that the forthcoming Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess, and the essential operations and training that takes place prior to the event can proceed.
Working with the Government, SailGP has drastically paired down its operational requirements over the stay at home order period (in place until April 20) and is further revising aspects of its event programming next weekend to ensure a safe and successful event. Unfortunately, this includes changes to its ticketing program to comply with the latest Government protocols. Therefore, we must announce that the Official Spectator Boat program is no longer viable and all tickets will be refunded in full via the Island Tour Centre.
Refunds will be processed automatically and the Island Tour Centre will start on Thursday April 15. Should you not receive your funds within two working days. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and state your name and booking number and they’ll get back to you asap.
The opening event of SailGP Season 2 is set for the beautiful island of Bermuda on April 24-25, which will provide the perfect venue to restart SailGP’s global racing championship and host pre-season training.
The Bermuda Tourism Authority will serve as the Official Host Partner of the league’s first-ever Bermudian event, while the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club will serve as Title Partner for the kick-off event.
SailGP will work closely with Bermuda on the common goal of diverse and meaningful social impact with clear engagement points across the community, including through SailGP Inspire.
Having recently achieved both the Carbon Neutral International Standard and joined the UN’s Climate Neutral Now initiative, Bermuda will be the league’s first climate positive event – ensuring SailGP has removed more carbon that its footprint.
As part of its commitment to champion a better world powered by nature, with a focus on accelerating a transition to clean energy, SailGP will offset the carbon footprint of every vessel registered with the Boater Program and donate $1.50 from each ticket sale to contribute to a UN renewable energy project.
As an island territory, situated 1,000 km/640 miles off the East Coast of the U.S., Bermuda’s sailing legacy is integral to its 400-year-old history; the seafaring nation invented the iconic Bermuda Rig, which is still used in sailing yachts today. Bermuda played host to the 35th America’s Cup in 2017, providing a spectacular playing field for the competition that first featured the foiling catamarans that evolved into the F50 used for SailGP.
Prior to the season start, SailGP’s eight national teams – Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the United States – will use the stunning blue waters of Bermuda’s Great Sound to hone their skills during a pre-season training camp. And, for the first time, female athletes will be included in the training as part of SailGP’s gender equity initiative.
Bring your own boat program
Boat owners can soak up the electric atmosphere and action of the racing by registering for the SailGP Bring Your Own Boat Program to gain exclusive spectator zone access on the edge of the racecourse.
Bring your own boat Access - Free of charge
Register below here to receive an e-newsletter and listen to live commentary over VHF whilst watching the most exhilarating race on the planet. In addition, should you register with us, SailGP will ensure your carbon footprint for the race day is offset.
Bring your own boat Premium - $150 + fees
Do you want to witness the supercharged F50 catamarans up close? Purchasing a premium SailGP flag will give you
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