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 southern course boundary 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.
“We were able to see American flags waving and hear the cheers of the shore-packed crowds at both U.S. stops last year,” said Kirby. “It was like nothing I had experienced before, and propelled us to our first victory. For those who haven’t seen SailGP yet, it’s not at all what you might expect – it is the new pinnacle of our sport and I very much look forward to sharing it with home crowds in San Francisco and New York next year.”