Watch SailGP in Plymouth this summer
One of the most exhilarating sailing events is coming to Plymouth’s Waterfront this summer. SailGP Season 2 will take place in Britain’s Ocean City on 17 and 18 July, following the season opener in Bermuda and the first ever Italy SailGP.
Sutton Harbour Group is proud to be supporting this exciting event, which will bring high speed, incredible drama and state-of-the-art tech to Plymouth with eight competitive teams made up of world-class athletes battling it out for the sport’s largest monetary prize – $1million.
The first event of SailGP Season 2 took place in Bermuda on 24 and 25 April resulting in a triumphant win for The Great Britain SailGP Team with Ben Ainslie at the helm, putting them at the top of the leader board, followed by Australia, France and Spain.
Following the second event in Taranto, Italy, on 5-6 June, SailGP is returning to UK shores for the third race of the season. There are eight events in total across the globe, with Denmark as the next venue after Plymouth.
Local fans will be able to watch the adrenalin-fuelled event in Plymouth, both on the water and ashore with locations across the waterfront providing a fantastic vantage point to watch the action, including the iconic Plymouth Hoe. Team GB will be looking to maintain its top spot on the leader board while competing on its home shores.
As Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth has previously hosted a whole range of world-class sailing events including Rolex Fastnet Race, the America’s Cup and The Transat.
The Great Britain Sail Grand Prix | Plymouth is being held in partnership with Plymouth City Council and with support from Associated British Ports, English Cities Fund and Sutton Harbour Group.
Sutton Harbour Marina will be hosting vessels and teams for the event, along with its sister marina, King Point Marina, located at Millbay.
Tickets to watch the event taking place along Plymouth’s waterfront are available to buy now. There are a range of options on offer including:
- Waterfront Access – free
- Waterfront Premium – £30
- On-water Access – £45
- On-water Premium – £120
- Bring Your Own Boat Access – free
- Bring Your Own Boat Premium – £150 + fees
More information can be found on the here and on the SailGP website.