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Sail GP Season 2
April 24, 2021 - March 26, 2022
SailGP Season 2 will kick off in April 2021 featuring an expanded calendar.
The opening events are set for the island of Bermuda and the southern Italian city of Taranto. From there the league will stay in Europe with events in Great Britain in mid-July, Denmark in August and France in September. The final event of the European leg is set for Cádiz in Andalusia, Spain, in October.
SailGP will also make its first visit to Christchurch for New Zealand’s maiden Grand Prix on January 29-30, 2022. The season will culminate with the Grand Final in San Francisco on March 26-27, 2022, when the champion will be determined in a single $1 million winner-takes-all final.
A top line-up
SailGP’s second season will feature Tom Slingsby’s reigning champion Australian team, along with crews from Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the United States. Denmark and Spain will be embarking on their first full SailGP seasons after the 2020 campaign was suspended, while New Zealand will be making its league debut led by Olympic champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke. In addition, Sir Ben Ainslie will be racing his first full season at the helm of the British entry, while Jimmy Spithill will be piloting a new-look U.S. team for the first time.
Initially scheduled for 2020, SailGP Season 2 events were postponed due the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of Sydney SailGP 2020, which was held before the season’s suspension and won by four-time Olympic gold medalist Sir Ben Ainslie’s Great Britain SailGP Team, are null and void.
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