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SailGP coming to Sydney

SailGP is set to return to Sydney Harbour on 17-18 December, as the ninth event in the global championship’s second season calendar. The Australia Sail Grand Prix will form part of the league’s expanded secondseason roster that features nine events in iconic harbours around the world. Sailing fans will have a front row seat to watch the world’s most technologically advanced catamarans rip through Sydney Harbour at speeds of to 100km/h.

Each of SailGP’s eight teams race in identical 50-foot flying catamarans which produces incredibly close racing. The teams are made up of the world’s best athletes, including Olympic gold medallist and Australia SailGP skipper Tom Slingsby. “Having eight F50’s lined up and racing on Sydney Harbour is going to be a pretty spectacular sight for fans and with the calibre of sailors we have on these boats this year, we can expect action-packed racing,” says Slingsby. “We lost to Ben Ainslie’s British team at last year’s Sydney event so we are focused on getting revenge and winning the event for Australia in front of a home crowd.”

Slingsby and his teammates will go headto-head in Sydney against seven national teams from Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the USA. Away from the racing, the waterfront precinct of Barangaroo will be home to SailGP Village and a variety of on-shore programming for fans. Tickets for fan experiences at the Sydney Sail Grand Prix are available now. Visit SailGP.com/Sydney

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