SailGP comes to Plymouth this July
The wait is finally over. SailGP, the most competitive racing on water, will come to Britain's Ocean City, Plymouth, on 17 to 18 July 2021 for the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix.
Famed for its rich maritime history and a natural amphitheater, eight competing nations will race it out in identical fast foiling F50 catamarans reaching speeds exceeding 60mph. This is the third event in its global championships’ calendar, following opening events in Bermuda and Taranto, Italy. The event is held in partnership with Plymouth City Council and with support from Associated British Ports, English Cities Fund and Sutton Harbour Group.
The Great Britain Sail Grand Prix | Plymouth will also form part of the city’s Mayflower 400 commemorations, marking the anniversary of the signature voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to America. Plymouth was selected following a competitive six-month-long bid process involving five other UK cities.
The UK event in SailGP Season 1 – which was witnessed by 24,000 spectators and delivered US$24 million in economic impact to the community while reaching a total global audience of 231 million – saw some of the most dramatic scenes of the year. In front of packed crowds, the U.S. SailGP Team capsized in spectacular fashion and both Great Britain and Australia made history by eclipsing speeds never before seen in sail racing. A renowned sail racing venue, Plymouth is expected to bring similar excitement for fans, who will be able to view the thrilling action from the water or shore.
The Great Britain Sail Grand Prix | Plymouth will also form part of the city’s Mayflower 400 commemorations, marking the anniversary of the signature voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to America.
Watching from your boat
If you are planning to watch from your boat, there are a number of options for you. What's more, live commentary will be available over VHF so you can follow the action while afloat.
Premium Access - £150
A Premium SailGP ticket and flag will allow you to anchor at one of the turning gates offering the best possible views from on the water.