What Is

SailGP?

SailGP is an annual, global championship. Powered by Nature™ and driven by purpose.

The world’s fastest racing in class. Epic battles between nations and top athletes. Cutting-edge technology. And programs that set leading sustainability standards worldwide in a #RaceForTheFuture

SAILGP ESSENTIALS:

  • 8 national teams
  • 18 total Olympians with 16 Olympic medals
  • 7 or more grand prix stops around the globe
  • $1 million winner-takes-all prize
  • Global broadcast audience of 256m viewers
  • 133,000+ in-venue spectators

THE BACKGROUND

Co-founded by Larry Ellison, who has been personally committed to the growth and advancement of the sport for multiple decades, SailGP exists to accelerate change through world-leading sustainability, tech, and entertainment. As a racing product, fans get closer to the action than ever before, through a close-to-shore stadium racing format, innovative broadcasting and an award-winning app. Each grand prix event includes two competition days, featuring five fleet races leading to a final match race between the two leaders. Points are accumulated at each event throughout the season, culminating with a thrilling $1 million winner-takes-all championship race at the Grand Final.

DID YOU KNOW

  • All teams race F50 catamarans, which exceed speeds of 50 knots (nearly 60 mph/100kph)
  • Season 2 will commence in April 2021 and include eight teams: Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, United States
  • Season 1 was held in 2019 and won by the Australia SailGP Team, helmed by Olympic champion Tom Slingsby
  • SailGP is sanctioned by World Sailing, the sport’s international governing body
  • An ambitious and ground-breaking remote broadcast strategy that delivered programming to more than 100 territories earned SailGP an IBC Innovation Award
  • SailGP will set a new standard as the first climate positive sports and entertainment property - as well as making the sport accessible to all through SailGP INSPIRE