SailGP will be back in New York for the third event of Season 2, June 12-13, 2020
With the Statue of Liberty gracing the course boundary to the south and the iconic Manhattan skyline providing a spectacular backdrop across the Hudson River, New York represents one of the most breathtaking yet challenging venues in SailGP.
While the towering buildings of lower Manhattan offer a stunning visual, they create a unique challenge as strong winds pierce through the skyline, making it incredibly difficult to navigate SailGP’s F50 catamarans.
More than 40,000 guests lined the river walk during the city’s debut event in 2019, experiencing no shortage of drama as they saw up-close the highs and lows that come with competing in the world’s fastest sail racing boats, including the first F50 capsize.
Inspired by a spirited home crowd, the United States SailGP Team won its first-ever race in New York in 2019, and refuses to be satisfied with that success as Rome Kirby’s crew aspires to score an event title in 2020.
In a city defined by spectacle and power, nowhere in the five boroughs will have more of either when SailGP returns to the banks of the Hudson in June 2020. Tickets for the event will go on sale in the early part of 2020.
"To win a race on home soil in the inuagural season was incredibly special, but we want to win events," said Kirby. "The crowds in New York were fantastic so we can't wait to race there again and go one better in SailGP Season 2."