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The fourth season of the world sports league SailGP has released its provisional schedule, expanding from 11 to 14 events over 14 months in 2023-2024. The number of events is almost triple that of Season 1 in 2019.
SailGP Season 4 kicks off in Chicago on June 17-18, where summer crowds gathered on Navy Pier for a hugely successful start to Season 3. This event will be followed by a northern hemisphere summer sweep across Europe, with a return to fan-favorite Season 2 location Taranto in southern Italy on September 23-24 and a third league visit to Cadiz, Spain on October 14-15. .
After the five events scheduled in Europe, the league will head to the Middle East before heading to Asia, where the second edition of the Singapore Sail Grand Prix will take place on January 13 and 14, 2024.
Sydney will then host SailGP for a record fifth time in Australia on February 17-18, 2024 before the league heads to New Zealand. In Season 4, the action moves from Christchurch to Auckland under a four-season, alternating multi-city hosting arrangement and Auckland will host on March 16 and 17.
Season 4 of SailGP will then wrap up in the northern hemisphere, stopping for the Bermuda Sailing Grand Prix on May 4-5 before two more events in North America, including a potential first home event for the Canada SailGP team after the launch of a competitive bid. process earlier this year. The season will conclude on July 13-14, 2024 and culminate with the Grand Finals in the United States.
“We think we now have a really compelling sporting calendar,” SailGP co-founder and CEO Russell Coutts said. “I am extremely proud to see us return to many of our existing venues for this season – underscoring the strong commercial demand for our events around the world with our existing host cities and title partners recognizing the benefits SailGP brings – as well than welcoming some new cities and partners as part of our extended Season 4 schedule.”
Many cities that return for Season 4 do so under multi-year deals. Additional cities on the Season 4 schedule will be announced in the coming months.
Season 4 will see the continuation of SailGP’s women’s journey, which aims to accelerate the training and development of female athletes with the goal of creating an inclusive sports championship that respects gender equity.
Additionally, SailGP’s Inspire community outreach program and its three pillars – Learning, Careers and Racing – will continue to grow and ensure that SailGP has a positive impact at each of the venues where it races during Season 4.
SAILGP SEASON 4 SCHEDULE
June 17-18 – Chicago, USA
July 29-30 – European location to be determined
August 18-19 – European location to be determined
September 9-10 – European location to be determined
September 23-24 – Taranto, Italy
October 14-15 – Cadiz, Spain
November 18-19 – TBA Middle East Venue
December 9-10 – Middle Eastern location to be determined
January 13-14 – Singapore
February 17-18 – Sydney, Australia
March 16-17 – Auckland, New Zealand
May 4-5 – Hamilton, Bermuda
June 22-23 – Location to be determined in North America
July 13-14 – American site TBA (Grand Final)
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2022-23 SailGP Season 3 Schedule
May 14-15, 2022 – Bermuda Sailing Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess
June 18-19, 2022 – United States Sailing Grand Prix | Chicago to Navy Pier
30-31 July 2022 – British Sailing Grand Prix | Plymouth
August 19-20, 2022 – ROCKWOOL Danish Sailing Grand Prix | Copenhagen
September 10-11, 2022 – French Sailing Grand Prix | Saint Tropez
September 24-25, 2022 – Spanish Sailing Grand Prix | Andalusia – Cadiz
November 12-13, 2022 – Dubai Sail Grand Prix presented by P&O Marinas
January 13-14, 2023 – Singapore Sailing Grand Prix
17-18 February 2023 – Australian Sailing Grand Prix | sydney
17-18 March 2023 – New Zealand Sailing Grand Prix | christchurch
May 6-7, 2023 – United States Sailing Grand Prix | San Francisco (Season 3 Grand Finale)
Format of SailGP 2022-23 events:
• The teams compete on identical F50 catamarans.
• Each event takes place over two days.
• There are three qualifying races each day for the nine teams.*
• The top three teams from the qualifiers advance to a final race to be crowned event champions and win the largest share of the $300,000 prize money to be split among the top three teams.
• The season ends with the Grand Finals, which includes the Final Championship Race – a match-based race where the winner takes it all for the $1 million prize.
* The qualifying schedule has been reduced from five to six races at France SailGP.
For competition documents, click here.
Founded in 2018, SailGP seeks to be an annual global sports league featuring fan-centric inshore racing in some of the world’s iconic ports. Rival national teams compete in identical F50 catamarans for prize money as the season ends in a $1 million match race.