Sydney was today announced as the season opener for SailGP in 2020. Following a hugely successful event earlier this year – when Sydney kicked-off the global league’s inaugural season – SailGP will return to the iconic Australian harbour on February 28 and 29 for the first event of SailGP Season 2. Tickets for Sydney SailGP will go on sale November 1.
SailGP, the annual global championship, currently features teams representing Australia, China, France, Japan, Great Britain and the United States.
SailGP’s 50-foot flying catamarans – the fastest sail racing boats in the world – are piloted by some of the world’s best sailors, including Australian Olympic gold medalist Tom Slingsby, who is currently leading the inaugural season heading into the Season 1 Grand Final next weekend in Marseille, France. Slingsby became the first-ever sailor to break 50 knots (100 kph) during an action-packed race last month at Cowes SailGP.
“Sailing in front of a home crowd was simply amazing, and something that I had never experienced before at this level,” said Slingsby.