Marseille, an iconic French city on the Mediterranean Sea, will host the Final of SailGP Season 01.
Following two practice days, racing will take place over three days (20/21/22 September), culminating in a US$1 million winner-takes-all match race final between the season’s top-two ranked teams.
National teams for France, Australia, China, Great Britain, Japan and the United States will compete in a series of short-format races. Scores from the Marseille event will be added to the overall season points, with the top two placed teams facing-off in a match race final to determine the overall season winner on Sunday afternoon.
The position of the Rade Nord racecourse means the thrilling racing can be viewed from spectator areas on the seawall or out on the water. A variety of tickets can be purchased here
The Fan Zone, on the J4 Esplanade, is just in front of iconic MuCEM museum and is free to the public.
One of the most visited cities of France, Marseille offers outstanding hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions to enjoy around a weekend of incredible sailing.
Marseille SailGP 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.
Official practice racing will take place from the 18/19 September, followed by three races on the 20 September, three races on the 21 September, then a further two races, capped off with a match race final between the season's top-two teams on the 22 September.
The winner will be crowned champion of SailGP Season 1 and win the US$1 million prize and trophy.
Racing will take place daily from 2:30 - 4pm in the Rade Nord, in front of the Digue du Large seawall, providing spectators with unrivaled views of the action from special viewing platforms built on the seawall. It will be a new and unique set up for a sailing event in Marseille. Fans wishing to watch from the water will have access to a number of ticketed experiences through the official spectator boat operators, while sponsors and guests will experience world-class hospitality on the Digue du Large. Spectator experience information is available here
SailGP.com and fans are encouraged to register here
Private boat owners are encouraged to watch the racing from the edge of the SailGP course and are able to register for the free SailGP Marseille Boater Program here
The six competing teams will set up their technical team bases in Port Corbières.