Friday 15 February 2019
1.20pm: Arrive at Man O War Steps, Sydney Opera House (east) Make sure you have your tickets ready for scanning
2.00pm: Ferries depart - Man O War Steps to Shark Island
4.00pm: Racing commences
6.00pm: Racing concludes
6.15pm: Ferry departure time - Shark Island to Man O War Steps, Sydney Opera House (east)
Inclusions: Return transfers, gourmet Island Hamper, premium bar, Pimms Bar, live DJ, commemorative Australia SailGP Team flag, big screen, live commentary, best vantage point to watch the race
Price: $249+BF

Saturday 16 February 2019
12.50pm: Arrive at Man O War Steps, Sydney Opera House (east) Make sure you have your PAH Tickets ready for scanning
1.30pm: Ferries depart - Man O War Steps to Shark Island
3.00pm: Racing commences
5.00pm: Race concludes]
6.15pm: Ferry departure time - Shark Island to Man O War Steps, Sydney Opera House (east)
Inclusions: Return transfers, gourmet Island Hamper, premium bar, Pimms Bar, live DJ, commemorative Australia SailGP Team flag, big screen, live commentary, best vantage point to watch the race
Price: $299+BF

How do I get to and from the Shark Island Experience?
All ferries will depart Man O War Steps, Sydney Opera House (east).
To ensure smooth sailing, please arrive 45 mins before the event start time. That way we can get you on your way to Shark Island quickly. There will be three ferries in operation which will depart at intervals of 15 minutes. To optimise your time on the Island you may want to ensure you arrive early and board the first ferry.
Please note: to provide the best experience possible, our departure times are strictly observed and we cannot wait for late-comers. So please ensure you allow extra travel time on your journey to the Man O War steps to avoid delays.
Due to the Roads & Maritime Services enforced exclusion zone, no water Taxis or private vessels will be able to cross through to Shark Island after 3 pm on Friday 15 February and after 2pm on Saturday 16 February. Missing the last ferry may result in you being unable to access the official viewing area on Shark Island. You will not be provided with a refund for missing the scheduled ferry.

Returning from the Shark Island Experience
Ferries will start to depart from the official viewing area on Shark Island at the conclusion of the event time. Return times on your tickets are approximate only.
Ferries will return to Man O War Steps, Sydney Opera House (east).
PLEASE NOTE: Alcohol is not allowed to be consumed on the return ferry trip. Any alcoholic beverages will be removed and discarded.

What and Where?
Literally in the middle of the action, Shark Island will be transformed into an exclusive spectator experience. The Island has the best vantage points to see the six teams battle it out in an afternoon of action-packed racing.

Included in your ticket is a gourmet Island Hamper on arrival plus a premium open bar and Pimms bar serving up the perfect refreshments for an afternoon of racing. Soak up all of the on-water racing, race coverage on the Island big screen, live broadcast with commentary or chill-out with the Island's own DJ. Along with dedicated shore-to-shore transfers from Man O War steps, you will receive a supporter flag to cheer on the Australian team.

The gourmet Island Hamper offers tempting and tasty eats and treats including charcuterie plate, cheeses, mini bento box, dips, salad and bread bag. We also cater for various dietary requirements - make sure you select the appropriate option when booking.

What’s in the gourmet Island Hamper?
• Charcuterie: prosciutto, mortadella and truffled salami, house made piccalilli of seasonal veg, mixed Mediterranean marinated olives and cornichons
• Cheese course: Tasmanian heritage double brie, Long clawson blue Stilton, Mersey valley cheddar; Fresh grapes, Mixed crackers and lavosh
• Mini bento box: Peking duck pancake with fresh cucumber shallots and in house hoisin bbq sauce, Chicken rice paper roll with nuoc Cham dressed vermicelli, mint, cucumber, and marinated chicken, Flame grilled teriyaki Ora king salmon nigiri with teriyaki glaze topped with Japanese kewpie mayo, Spanish onion and shallot
• Duo of dips: Smooth hummus with roast hazelnut Dukkah, Smoked Labneh with Zaatar and olive oil
• Bread bag: Sonoma sourdough and sliced baguette
• Mixed grain and chickpea salad: Mixed salad of ancient grains, quinoa, brown rice, chickpeas with fresh garden herbs, roasted cauliflower, roasted almonds, seasonal veg and dressed in a fig vincotto and Joseph’s olive oil vinaigrette

Dietary options include: Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free, or notify us of your requirements when booking.

This a fully licensed event
This means that you must be of the legal drinking age of 18+ to attend and no BYO alcohol or food is permitted. Security will be bag checking at the wharf.

There will be a range over alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available, along with substantial food hampers per person.

What should I bring with me?
• Please make sure you wear suitable footwear as the island can be rugged in places. Safety and comfort first.
• Sunscreen and a hat.

What should I not bring with me?
• Alcohol, non-alcoholic drinks - this includes water, juice, soft drinks etc. which will be provided to you.
• Food - we have amazing gourmet food hampers on the island included in your ticket.
• Tables & chairs.
• Umbrellas.
• Pets (other than trained assistance animals such as a guide dog) - please contact prior to purchasing your ticket to ensure your assistance animal is able to enter the island in accordance with Office of Environment & Heritage.
• Drugs and illicit substances.
• Weapons.
• There will be a security check at Man O War Steps and prohibited items will be confiscated.
• SailGP does not take responsibility for confiscated items.
Can I bring the kids?
This is an over 18’s only event.

Can I bring my pets?
Only trained assistance animals such as guide dogs will be allowed onto the Island. Please contact prior to purchasing your ticket to ensure your assistance animal is able to enter the island in accordance with Office of Environment & Heritage.

What happens in bad weather?
Please note SailGP Shark Island Experience is an outdoor event and will proceed rain, hail or (no) shine. The island location can be affected by the weather conditions so come prepared with wet weather gear.
The Event will only be cancelled if the weather conditions become extreme and dangerous on the day of the Event or in the immediate lead-up to the Event. Please note that an assessment regarding cancellation may be delayed, due to the changeability of weather conditions at this time of the year.
The decision to cancel the Event may be made on the Event day. Attendees should check this website and social media before departing for the Event for messages on wet weather arrangements.

Media and professional photographers must arrange accreditation through for access into media locations.
There will be photography and filming taking place at Shark Island. If you do not wish to be captured please notify a member of our crew.
We would love to share your experience on our Shark Island Experience for Sydney SailGP 2019 please feel free to email your pictures into or tag @sailgp by doing so you are granting SailGP to use your images for marketing and promotional purposes. Please be mindful of those around you and respect their privacy.

What if I hurt myself whilst I am on the Island?
First Aid is available on the island. Please ask Security, Event staff or First Aid officers for help. Please consider others as well as your own safety. If someone is in need of medical attention please let Security, Event staff or First Aid know so they can help. Safety comes first.

Are Pass Outs Available?
Shark Island is literally in the middle of our race course, you will not be able to depart Shark island until one-hour post-race via official ferry transport.

What if I want to leave the island before the event finishes?
You will not be able to leave the island early due to the exclusion zone surrounding the island.

Tickets for the Shark Island Experience are available through Ticketbooth by going to If you have any questions regarding your ticket purchase please contact Ticketbooth Support on the following link or call 1300 762 344.

I am having difficulty making my purchase
Experiencing difficulty ordering your tickets?

Ticketbooth help desk is monitored 24/7, please click here to submit your query. or call 1300 762 344.

Can I get a refund?
All ticket sales through Ticketbooth are final as stated in the Ticketbooth Terms and Conditions of sale and there are no refunds on tickets except in accordance with the Live Performance Australia code of practice; for example, if the event is cancelled or rescheduled.

Will I be able to buy tickets on the day?
Sydney SailGP Shark Island Experience has a limited number of tickets and the Island’s capacity is strictly capped. If tickets are not sold out prior, we will be selling tickets until midday 14 February, 2019 for the Friday 15 February event and midday on 15 February for the Saturday 16 February event.

Disability Access
Due to the limitations of the wharf on Shark Island, a permanent accessibility option to allow the use of wheelchairs on the island has not yet been identified and put in place by the Office of Environment & Heritage. Therefore, we will liaise with each person on a case by case basis so that we can work through your needs and requirements and look at whether we can accommodate these to support you in coming along to the event. If you are able to provide us some additional information this will help us determine whether this may be a possibility – please contact us at

No Smoking
As Shark Island is a National Park there is no smoking allowed anywhere on the island.

No swimming at this event
Shark Island is located on a busy harbour. There is a no swimming policy in place for the duration of this event.

Conditions of entry
• This is an over 18’s event. Entry will be refused to persons under the age of 18
• Admission to the event will only be granted upon presentation of a ticket
• It is a condition of entry that all patrons present a valid and acceptable form of photo identification (Australian Drivers Licence, passport or RTA endorsed proof of age card)
• As this is a licensed venue, entry will be refused to people who are intoxicated and/or disorderly
• Patrons choosing to bring valuables to the venue do so at their own risk
• Any patron may be required to undergo search, pat down, bag check and / or metal detector search at the wharf and/or during the event. A person who refuses to undergo such a search, pat down and/or bag check may be prohibited from entering the event without being entitled to a refund of the admission fee, or such a visitor may be immediately removed from the event
• There are no pass outs
• This is an all weather event and will proceed in the case of rain, hail or shine. No refund will be provided
• There is no smoking at this event as you are on National Parklands
• SailGP maintains a zero tolerance drug policy • SailGP maintains a zero tolerance policy to dangerous, abusive and/or threatening behaviour – anyone showing these behaviours will be ejected from the island at their own expense
• None of the following will be accepted onto the island : weapons of any kind, glass or breakable containers, metal cutlery, including cheese knives, skateboards, scooters, roller blades or bicycles, pets (except trained / approved assistance animals), food, furniture or structures (table, chairs, eskies etc)
• Intoxicated persons will be removed from the island at their own expense
• SailGP reserves the right to refuse entry to any persons who breach the Conditions of Entry