SailGP Season 2 expanded – The Royal Gazette



Created: 06/17/2021 07:56 AM

Australia in action at the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess (Photo by Simon Bruty / SailGP)

The Australia Sail Grand Prix is ​​the ninth event on the schedule for the second season of the World Championship, the organizers announced.

SailGP will return to the legendary Sydney Harbor on December 17th and 18th after the European stage of the second season, which – after a stopover in Italy – continues to England, Denmark, France and Spain.

The Australia Sail Grand Prix is ​​part of the league’s expanded roster for the second season, which sees events taking place in iconic ports around the world. SailGP’s eight teams compete in identical 50-foot catamarans that produce incredibly tight races.

The Australia SailGP team, led by Olympic gold medalist Tom Slingsby, is the reigning serial champion who will compete in Sydney against the remaining seven national teams from Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the United States.

After Sydney, SailGP will head to New Zealand in January 2022, followed by San Francisco, where the Grand Final will be played on March 26th and 27th, when the champion of the second season in a single $ 1 million winner-everything final is determined.

Bermuda hosted the season two delayed inaugural Bermuda Sail Grand Prix, presented by Hamilton Princess in the Great Sound in April.

Sir Ben Ainslie, the most decorated Olympic sailor, and his colleagues from the Great Britain SailGP team won the inaugural regatta, setting an F50 speed record of 94.8 km / h (59.9 mph).

Sydney hosted the original SailGP season 2 in February 2020 before the season was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.



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