The RacesMarseille, France.
Grand finale of the 2019 season.
Two days of practice (September 18-19), followed by three days of racing (September 20-22), including a US$1 million match-race final between the season's top-two teams.
• Grand finale of the 2019 season
• Two days of practice (September 18-19), followed by three days of racing (September 20-22), including a US$1 million match-race final between the season's top-two teams
• Rade Nord racecourse with spectator areas on the seawall and on water
• Race village on the J4 Esplanade, in front of iconic MuCEM museum
SailGP racing in Marseille will take place in the Rade Nord, in front of the seawall outside the famous Old Port of Marseille and the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille, with anticipated large on-water and seawall spectator crowds. The event will take place from Friday to Sunday, with daily racing from 2-4 p.m. A captivating on-water and onshore spectator experience will be provided, with full information to follow.
Official practice racing will take place September 18-19, followed by three fleet races on September 20, three fleet races on September 21, then a further two fleet races capped off with a feature match-race finale between the season's top-two teams on September 22. The winner will be crowned champion of the 2019 season and win the US$1 million prize and trophy.
Racing will take place in the Rade Nord, in front of the Digue du Large seawall, providing spectators with unrivaled views of the action from platforms specially built on the seawall. It will be a new and unique set up for a sailing race in Marseille. Fans wishing to watch from the water will have access to a number of ticketed experiences with official boat operators, while sponsors and guests will experience world-class hospitality on the Digue du Large. Spectator experience information will be available at SailGP.com and fans are encouraged to register for the official spectator program to receive updates.
Private boat owners are encouraged to watch the races from the edge of the SailGP course and will be able to register for the free SailGP Marseille Boater Program at SailGP.com. SailGP is working on a dynamic race box set up to let the on-water spectator fleet position itself in the heart of the racing action.
The six competing teams will set up their technical team bases in Port Corbières.
Full details of the SailGP Marseille event program will be issued in the coming months to allow sailing fans and spectators to plan their experience and enjoy the action.