Menu
Allianz and Afloat - Supporting Irish Boating

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

SailGP
Australia driver Tom Slingsby described Dubai’s neck-and-neck winner-takes-all Final as ‘the most intense’ Final he’s ‘ever raced’ after a contest of strategy and nerve played out on the tight racecourse of Port Rashid. The team battled back from an uncharacteristically poor performance on the first day of racing to scrape into the Final and steal victory from the jaws of defeat
Tom Slingsby's Australia SailGP Team delivered one of the more remarkable victories seen in SailGP to dramatically overtake both France and Great Britain from what had seemed respective winning positions to storm back onto the winner's podium. At the close…
Quentin Delapierre marked his first anniversary as France driver by winning his first ever SailGP event, with a narrow three-second lead over the Americans on the Bay of Cádiz
In the closest-ever finish to a SailGP event, Quentin Delapierre led the France SailGP Team to a stunning victory by just three seconds over Jimmy Spithill's U.S. team to claim the team's first event win in SailGP. The event win…
Jimmy Spithill's victorious United States SailGP Team in St. Tropez
In Saint-Tropez, France, Jimmy Spithill has led his United States SailGP Team to his first ever SailGP victory, prevailing in light winds at the Range Rover France Sail Grand Prix in Saint-Tropez. In the final, he battled the in-form New…
Japan SailGP Team racing in San Francisco in the closing event of Season 2 this past March, where they finished second overall
SailGP organisers made the surprise announcement on Friday (15 July) that they were pausing the participation of Japan SailGP Team “indefinitely”. According to Sail-World, the move was prompted by a shortage of boats, with only nine vessels ready to sail…
Billed as 'the most exciting racing on water' could be coming to Canada in 2023/2024 as part of SailGP Season 4. Following a very competitive domestic bid process, with interest from over ten potential host cities, SailGP has announced that…
Canadian SailGP Team
When SailGP Season 3 commences on May 14 in Bermuda, it will mark an historic moment for Canadian sailing. Canada’s first-ever fully professional sailing team will be on the start line with an all-star crew onboard the leading-edge F50 foiling…
As SAILGP Australia celebrate their back-to-back successes, they must also start preparing for their title defence with Season 3 starting in just over a month
Australia has won the SailGP Championship for a second successive year, beating Japan and the United States in the Grand Final on a crazy, incident-filled day in San Francisco. The Aussies and Driver Tom Slingsby, who won the inaugural Championship…
The drama-filled SailGP circuit for 2022 has been finalised and new dates for 2023 have been announced.
SailGP's Season 3 calendar has expanded into 2023 with the announcement of two further events including fan favourite destination San Francisco and a debut trip to Christchurch for the purpose-led, global championship. The ten teams competing in Season 3 -…
The United States SailGP Grand Prix will play host to the championship league's Grand Final on March 26-27, 2022
It's full speed ahead for SailGP's eight-nation fleet as they head into Season 2's home stretch. Vying for the highly coveted $1 million top prize, the Mubadala United States Sail Grand Prix will play host to the championship league's Grand…
Phil Robertson
Canada SailGP Team has announced two key appointments as the team's preparations continue in the lead up to the start of Season 3 in Bermuda. Leading Canada SailGP Team will be incoming CEO Jean-Sebastien Chenier Proteau. An accomplished team manager…
Extensive damage to the hull of the Japan SailGP boat after GB collided with it at the start of Friday’s last race in Sydney
The driver of Japan’s SailGP boat has tempered his criticism after accusing the GB team of reckless sailing in the aftermath of Sir Ben Ainslie’s F50 catamaran slicing off its bow in a collision. As Marine Industry News reports, the…
SailGP Insights is powered by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
SailGP will launch SailGP Insights, a new online dashboard that provides fans with vast amounts of data from the identical hydrofoiling F50 catamarans that feature in the purpose-led, global racing league. SailGP Insights perfectly complements SailGP's broadcast partners' coverage, enabling…
The SailGP League grows presence with new events in Chicago, Copenhagen, Dubai and New Zealand, including a four year partnership that sees Christchurch and Auckland as alternate hosts
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…
At the first turning mark, the Brits followed the same fate as the Spanish and capsized the boat following a serious nose-dive. The spectacular capsize inevitably ended the Brits quest for the top spot, leaving the Aussies to run away with the win. See vid below
Over 11,000 fans witnessed the Australians claim SailGP victory after a dramatic podium race with powerhouse rivals The US and Great Britain. The Spanish home team went from hero to zero when a capsize ahead of the final day of…
The opening day of the France Sail Grand Prix in September was a mixed day for Ben Ainslie’s Great Britain SailGP Team in light breeze in Saint-Tropez
Ahead of the sixth event in the global racing league’s second season in Cadiz - Andalucía, the Great Britain SailGP Team has become the first of the existing eight SailGP teams to evolve to a third party owned franchise with…
SailGP teams compete in identical F50 wingsailed catamarans that can reach speeds of up to 98km/h and each six-race Grand Prix event runs across two days.
Talks to bring a round of the 'SailGP' sailing Grand Prix to Dublin Bay in 2022 have encountered strong headwinds over a lack of shoreside space at Ireland's biggest sailing centre at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Afloat sources say. It is…

About SailGP

SailGP unites world-class athletic talent and cutting-edge technology. Eight teams representing Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the United States will contest eight events held in as many countries over an 11-month period. Following the season opener in Bermuda, the championship visits renowned sailing locations in Italy, the United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Spain and New Zealand. San Francisco, United States, has the honour of closing proceedings with the Grand Final on 26–27 March 2022. Among those vying for the crown is the Great Britain team led by Rolex Testimonee and four-time Rolex World Sailor of the Year, Sir Ben Ainslie, who says: “The sailing world was crying out for the creation of such a concept. SailGP is a major milestone in the evolution of yachting, but it also represents continuity. The combination of state-of-the-art technology and sporting prowess is widening the appeal of sailing.

At A Glance – SailGP Season 3 Schedule 2022-2023

2022
May 14-15 Bermuda Sail Grand Prix
June 18-19 United States Sail Grand Prix | Chicago at Navy Pier
July 30-31 Great Britain Sail Grand Prix | Plymouth
August 19-20 ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix | Copenhagen
September 10-11 France Sail Grand Prix | Saint-Tropez
September 24-25 Spain Sail Grand Prix | Andalucía - Cadiz
November 12-13 Dubai Sail Grand Prix

2023*
March 18-19 New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch
May 6-7 United States Sail Grand Prix | San Francisco (Season 3 Grand Final)

*further events will be announced to complete SailGP Season 3.

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

leinster sidebutton

Featured Associations

ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Events 2022

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
https://afloat.ie/resources/marine-industry-news/viking-marine

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton
quantum sidebutton
watson sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
wavelengths sidebutton
 

Please show your support for Afloat by donating