The fourth season of the global sports league SailGP has released its indicative schedule, expanding from 11 to 14 events over 14 months in 2023-2024. The number of events is almost three times that of Season 1 in 2019.
SailGP Season 4 will kick off June 17-18 in Chicago, where the summer crowds thronged Navy Pier for a highly successful Season 3 debut. That event will be followed by a Northern Hemisphere summer sweep of Europe, with a return to Season 2 fans’ favorite Taranto, southern Italy, from September 23-24 and a third visit of the league to Cádiz, Spain, from September 14-24. to October 15th.
After the planned five events in Europe, the league heads to the Middle East before moving on to Asia where the second edition of the Singapore Sail Grand Prix will take place on 13-14 January 2024.
Sydney will then host SailGP for the fifth time in Australia on 17-18 February 2024 before the league heads to New Zealand. In Season 4, the action moves from Christchurch to Auckland as part of a four-season arrangement with rotating hosts in multiple cities, and Auckland will host on March 16th and 17th.
SailGP Season 4 then concludes back in the Northern Hemisphere, stopping at the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix on May 4-5 before two more North American events, including a potential first post-launch home event for the Canadian SailGP team a competitive application process earlier this year. The season ends on July 13-14, 2024 and concludes with the Grand Final in the United States.
“We believe we now have a really compelling sports calendar,” noted SailGP co-founder and CEO Russell Coutts. “I am very proud that we are returning to many of our existing venues this season – underscoring the strong commercial demand for our events around the world, with our existing host cities and title partners recognizing the benefits of SailGP – and welcoming some new ones Cities and partners as part of our expanded Season 4 calendar.”
Many of the cities returning for Season 4 are doing so on multi-year contracts. Additional cities in the Season 4 calendar will be announced in the coming months.
Season 4 will see the continuation of the SailGP Women’s Pathway, which aims to accelerate the training and development of female athletes with the goal of creating an inclusive sports championship that offers gender equity.
Additionally, SailGP’s Inspire community outreach program and its three pillars – Learning, Career and Racing – will continue to expand and ensure that SailGP has a positive impact at each of the venues where it races in Season 4.
SAILGP SEASON 4 SCHEDULE
17-18 June – Chicago, USA
29-30 July – European Venue TBA
18-19 August – European Venue TBA
September 9-10 – European Venue TBA
23-24 September – Taranto, Italy
14-15 October – Cadiz, Spain
November 18 & 19 – Venue in Middle East TBA
December 9-10 – Middle East Venue TBA
13-14 January – Singapore
17-18 February – Sydney, Australia
16-17 March – Auckland, New Zealand
4th-5th May – Hamilton, Bermuda
22-23 June – Venue North America TBA
13th-14th July – Venue USA TBA (Grand Final)
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2022-23 SailGP Season 3 Schedule
14-15 May 2022 – Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess
18-19 June 2022 – United States Sail Grand Prix | Chicago at Navy Pier
30-31 July 2022 – Great Britain Sail Grand Prix | Plymouth
19-20 August 2022 – ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix | Copenhagen
10th-11th September 2022 – France Sail Grand Prix | Saint Tropez
24-25 September 2022 – Spanish Sailing Grand Prix | Andalusia – Cadiz
12-13 November 2022 – Dubai Sail Grand Prix presented by P&O Marinas
13-14 January 2023 – Singapore Sail Grand Prix
17-18 February 2023 – Australia Sail Grand Prix | Sydney
17-18 March 2023 – New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch
6th-7th May 2023 – United States Sail Grand Prix | San Francisco (Season 3 Grand Finale)
Format for the 2022-23 SailGP events:
• Teams compete in identical F50 catamarans.
• Each event runs over two days.
• There are three qualifying races each day for all nine teams.*
• The top three qualifying teams advance to a final race to be crowned event champions and win the bulk of the $300,000 prize pool, which will be split among the top three teams.
• The season concludes with the Grand Final, which includes the Championship Final Race – a match race with a $1 million prize at stake.
* Qualifying schedule increased from five to six races at France SailGP.
For the competition documents click here.
Founded in 2018, SailGP aims to be an annual, global sports league with fan-centric shoreside races in some of the iconic ports around the world. Competing national teams compete in identical F50 catamarans for prize money as the season culminates with a $1 million winner-takes-all match race.