The Sail Grand Prix Photo Diaries

Season 2 – Sydney, Australia Race – December 17 – December 28, 2021 … 12/18/2021-Nathan Outteridge, CEO & driver of Japan SailGP Team, looks at the damage to the F50 catamaran caused by a collision with Great Britain SailGP Team, on Race Day 2. Australia Sail Grand Prix presented by KPMG. Photo by Patrick Hamilton for photo: Japan SailGP Team Technical Crew work on their F50 catamaran on Race Day 2. Australia Sail Grand Prix presented by KPMG 12/18/2021. Photo by Patrick Hamilton for SailGP. … Photos by Patrick Hamilton, Adam Warner, Phil Hillyard, David Gray, Bob Martin, Beau […]


Australia win home Sail Grand Prix in Sydney to book place in Season 2 Grand Final, as United States also qualify for San Francisco showdown

Sydney, Australia – 12/18/2021 – The Australia SailGP Team booked their place in the Season 2 winner-takes-all Grand Final with one event to spare by winning their home Sail Grand Prix in Sydney on Saturday. Tom Slingsby’s team delivered under the pressure, beating the United States and Spain in the three-team Final on Sydney Harbour to claim their fourth event victory of the season, moving onto 55 points to guarantee a spot in the all-important Championship decider in San Francisco. The USA, Driven by Jimmy Spithill, also qualified for March’s Grand Final on their home waters with their second-place finish, while Japan – […]


New Zealand comeback falls short in Sydney

Sydney, Australia – 12/18/2021 – The New Zealand SailGP Team staged a strong comeback on day two of the Australia Sail Grand Prix presented by KPMG but it wasn’t enough to clinch a place in the final podium race as it finished fifth overall in Sydney today. Needing a couple of big performances after a disappointing opening day on Sydney Harbour which saw New Zealand finish fifth, eighth and fifth, the Kiwis came flying out of the blocks in gusts reaching 42 km/h to record a second and third-place finish in today’s two fleet races. Higher winds saw all F50s […]


Japan race on Day 2 of Australia Sail Grand Prix using hybrid F50 containing parts of British boat

Syndey, Australia – 12/18/2021 – The Japan SailGP Team took part in Race Day 2 of the Australia Sail Grand Prix | Sydney Presented by KPMG, despite being involved in a huge collision on Race Day 1 which caused serious damage to its F50. Nathan Outteridge’s team sailed in a hybrid boat comprising parts of both Japan’s F50 and also Great Britain’s – who were at fault for the collision in the pre-start of fleet race three on Friday. Ben Ainslie, the British Driver, offered his team’s boat to Japan immediately after the end of racing on Day 1, accepting […]


All eyes on Super Saturday as Denmark bids for first ever podium spot

Sydney, Australia – 12/17/2021 – Denmark SailGP Team ended Friday’s Race Day 1 at the Australia Sail Grand Prix within touching distance of the overall podium, following a day of drama and incident in Sydney Harbour. The Danes – led by Nicolai Sehested – sit in fourth spot in the overall rankings after the first day, following a consistent performance which saw them secure two fourth and a fifth-placed finishes in tricky conditions. “It was a fine first day in Sydney, not fantastic, but we are staying in touch with the podium spots,” said Sehested. “We’ve shown that we have […]


Extraordinary scenes on Sydney Harbour as two Olympic gold medalists crash on the opening day of the Australia Sail Grand Prix

Cover photo: Great Britain SailGP Team helmed by Ben Ainslie crash into Japan SailGP Team helmed by Nathan Outterridge at the start of the final race on Race Day 1. The collision caused the bow of the Japan SailGP Team F50 to snap apart leaving Japan SailGP team unable to continue in the Australia Sail Grand Prix. Photo: Salty Dingo for SailGP. … Sydney, Australia – 12/17/2021 – Under perfect Sydney skies it was anything but a perfect day of racing for Great Britain and Japan as a major crash happened moments before the start of race three, turning the […]


Great Britain SailGP Team aiming for a Sydney repeat

Cover photo: Ben Ainslie, Great Britain SailGP Team CEO and Driver … Sydney, Australia – 12/16/2021 – With only two events remaining in the SailGP Season 2 calendar, the race to qualify for the $1million prize winner-takes-all podium race in San Francisco is heating up. The Great Britain SailGP Team currently sits in fourth place overall, four points from third and five points behind the leaders, Tom Slingsby’s Australia SailGP Team. Next up in the schedule is the iconic Sydney Harbour as Ben Ainslie’s Great Britain SailGP Team return to the venue where they won their first-ever SailGP event so […]


The countdown is on! F50s hit the water ahead of Sydney Harbour showdown

Sydney, Australia – 12/15/2021 – By SailGP – The countdown is on to the Australia Sail Grand Prix | Sydney presented by KPMG, and on Wednesday our F50s made a triumphant return to Sydney Harbour ahead of official racing getting underway. For the third time in SailGP history, following events in 2019 and 2020, cutting-edge F50 catamarans took to the waters of Sydney Harbour, as our eight national teams took part in a practice session under the clear blue skies and blazing sunlight of New South Wales. It was a sight to behold as hometown hero Tom Slingsby and his […]


First eight cities unveiled in an expanded SailGP Season 3

London, England – 12/7/2021 – SailGP returns in its third season with additional new teams, more iconic cities, and thrilling racing as it reaffirms its status as the most exciting and purpose-driven racing on-water. The future has never looked brighter for SailGP as it expands both its competitive roster and an enviable list of global event locations, whilst returning to some fan-favorite destinations that attracted thousands of fans in Season 2. Once again bringing the sport’s best roster of athletes together, the global championship welcomes two new franchise teams for its third season, with Canada and Switzerland set to expand […]


Antonia and Georgia Lewin-Lafrance post the best Canadian performance ever at the 2021 49er fx world championships in sailing

Kingston, Canada – 11/21/2021 – Sisters Antonia and Georgia Lewin-LaFrance from Chester, N.S., took the 6th spot in overall and final standings at the 2021 49er FX Sailing World Championships held from Tuesday to Sunday in Oman, posting the best Canadian performance ever at this competition that has been held since 2013. On Sunday, Antonia and Georgia Lewin-LaFrance became the first Canadians ever to qualify for the medal race of the 49er FX Sailing World Championships, which features the teams that rank among the top 10 following the first 15 preliminary races, after coming up with two first-place and three […]