SailGP

Australia won its first event of Season 2, as Great Britain delights home fans with race victory on Plymouth Sound

Plymouth, United Kingdom – 7/18/2021 – By SailGP – The Australia SailGP Team on Sunday celebrated its first event win of SailGP Season 2, being crowned champion of the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix on Plymouth Sound, as a sun-drenched crowd was also treated to a race win for the home British team. The Aussies, skippered by Tom Slingsby, beat France and the United States in the three-team winner-takes-all Final to move up to first in the Season Championship. The Season 1 champion was defeated by Great Britain in the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix Final earlier this season, but got its […]

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Japan crowned Italy SailGP champion after a thrilling day of racing in front of sold-out crowds in Taranto

Taranto, Italy – 6/6/2021 – By SailGP – Photos courtesy of SailGP – SailGP fans were out in force in Taranto on Sunday to watch Japan win the Italy Sail Grand Prix and be crowned the second event champion of Season 2. With on-shore tickets sold out and nearly 1,000 boats on the water watching the Race Day 2 action, Season 1 runner up Japan beat Spain and the United States – the latter of whom broke down in dreadfully unfortunate circumstances – in the winner-takes-all podium Final to claim ItalySGP victory and add ten points to its total in […]

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Ben Ainslie’s British team wins opening event of SailGP Season 2

Dramatic final day on Bermuda’s Great Sound sees overtakes, crashes and a capsize for the sport’s best athletes … Bermuda – 4/25/2021 – Ben Ainslie’s Great Britain SailGP Team was crowned winners of the opening event of SailGP Season 2. In a dramatic day that saw overtakes, crashes and a capsize, the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess was decided in a winner-takes-all final podium race that saw Ainslie come out on top from Tom Slingsby’s Australia team and Billy Besson of France. Up until that point, reigning champions Australia had been the dominant team, winning four of […]

US Sailing

Railey & Buckingham Finish Top 10 at the 2021 ILCA European Continental Qualifier in Vilamoura, Portugal

Vilamoura, Portugal – 4/24/2021 – The 2021 ILCA European Continental Qualifiers ended on Saturday, April 24 following a week of varying breeze and swell in Vilamoura. USA Tokyo 2020 representatives Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) and Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach, Calif.) finished in the top 10 among fleets of 89 and 139, respectively. Railey ended her event in tenth and Buckingham finished off his week in a three-way tie for fifth but ultimately in seventh after tie-breaker procedures.  On the ILCA 6 podium for this event sits Anne-Marie Rindom from Denmark in first, Josefin Olsson from Sweden in second, and Manami Doi from Japan in third. In the ILCA 7 class, the current world champion Philipp Buhl from […]

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The sport’s best athletes go head-to-head as SailGP Season 2 kicks off in Bermuda

Bermuda – 4/23/2021 – SailGP returns with the strongest line-up ever seen in the sport with world champions, Olympic medalists and America’s Cup winners battling it out in identical, foiling catamarans over eight global events for the ultimate bragging rights and the sport’s biggest monetary prize.  SailGP Season 2 kicks off this weekend with the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess and will see a star-studded line up. Season 1 champion Tom Slingsby at the helm of the Australia SailGP Team will have to defend his title against Great Britain’s most successful Olympic sailor of all time Sir […]

US Sailing

US Sailing Announces Selection Procedures for 2021 Youth Sailing World Championships

Bristol, Rhode Island – 4/16/2021 – The selection procedures for 2021 Youth Sailing World Championships are officially solidified. US Sailing is hopeful that a Youth Worlds will be organized in December this year and in anticipation of an announcement confirming this we are issuing the following procedure.  The USA qualification events to the 2021 Youth Sailing World Championships will be conducted with the following equipment:  Boy’s One Person Dinghy – International Laser Class Association – Radial – (ILCA 6)  Girl’s One Person Dinghy – International Laser Class Association – Radial – (ILCA 6)  Boys’ Two Person Dinghy – i420  Girls’ Two Person […]

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Sail Grand Prix receives exemptions from Bermuda authorities to operate

Bermuda – 4/15/2021 – SailGP and the Bermuda Tourism Authority have been working closely following the Bermuda Government’s tightening of COVID-19 protocols to ensure that the forthcoming Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess, and the essential operations and on-water safety trials, can take place. SailGP applied for exemptions to continue its operations at Cross Island and the on-water safety trials during the Government’s seven-day stay-at-home order, and today these exemptions have been granted for SailGP to continue to operate. This includes the exemptions for the world-class athletes to have sufficient time to familiarize themselves with all the new […]

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France SailgGP team announces its line up for Season 2

France – 4/8/2021 – With less than 20 days until the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess – that will herald the start of SailGP Season 2 on 24-25 April – the French team set a course for Bermuda a few days ago for three weeks’ training aboard the F50. Eager to rank among the top teams on the flying catamarans and earn a place on the podium, the French team helmed by Billy Besson and managed by Bruno Dubois is determined to build on the experience already acquired whilst integrating some new elements to inspire a fresh […]

Global Solo Challenge

Two more entries in the Global Solo Challenge confirm its growing popularity

United Kingdom – 4/8/2021 – By Marco Nannini – It’s been 15 weeks since the Global Solo Challenge 2023-24 was announced and the latest two entries bring the total to 15 confirmed entrants adding to the buzz around the event. The latest entries are both adrenaline-fuelled Class40 racing boats and will be among the last to start. The unique pursuit format of the GSC will see all boats of whatever size and type competing on the water on level terms. It will be fascinating for participants and spectators to see if the faster boats can make up enough ground on […]

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Denmark SailGP Team first to hit the water in Bermuda ahead of SailGP Season 2

Bermuda – 4/1/2021 – SailGP is officially back on the water with the first of its supercharged foiling catamarans launched ahead of the Season 2 opener – the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess – later this month. Over one year since the high-speed F50 catamarans – some of the world’s most high-tech race boats – were last seen in action, SailGP returns for Season 2 with additional teams, an expanded season and a purpose-led agenda at its heart – racing for a better future, championing a world powered by nature. The Denmark SailGP Team presented by ROCKWOOL […]