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USA SailGP team in action during a practice session ahead of Bermuda SailGP on May 8, 2022. Photo: Ricardo Pinto for SailGP.

SailGP Teams Up with T-Mobile for Sail Grand Prix in Chicago

SailGP has named T-Mobile for Business as the title sponsor for the United States Sail Grand Prix Chicago at Navy Pier, which is scheduled for June 18 – 19. The title sponsorship comes shortly after T-Mobile signed on as SailGP’s exclusive U.S. 5G provider. During the weekend at the SailGP race village at Navy Pier, […]

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With the addition of a Canadian team in 2022, the country is hoping to host its first SailGP event next season.

SailGP Looks to Host First Race in Canada

As SailGP, an international sailing competition, is underway with its 2022-2023 season and is already looking forward to the next. Following a domestic bid process with interest from more than 10 potential host cities, SailGP has announced the following four Canadian cities are on the shortlist for the 2023–2024 season: Halifax, Nova Scotia; Kingston, Ontario; […]

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America’s Cup Heading to Barcelona in 2024

Barcelona will host the America’s Cup sailing competition for the first time when the 37th Cup competition will be held in September and October of 2024. The announcement was made this week by Emirates Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, current holders of the Cup. Barcelona was selected over another Spanish […]

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Chicago Added to SailGP’s Expanded Season 3 Schedule

SailGP’s 2022–2023 schedule will include a weekend in Chicago at the Navy Pier for the United States Sail Grand Prix for the first time as the initial 10 events have been announced. The first eight events of the 10-race schedule were unveiled this week with organizers saying more events will be added. Seven events will […]

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Ben Johnson to Oversee SailGP North America Expansion

SailGP has hired Ben Johnson as senior vice president of strategy and commercial development with a goal of increasing the sailing series’ presence in North America to support the league’s global expansion. In the role, Johnson will lead Sail GP’s North American expansion across broadcast and digital rights, commercial partners, agency relationships, and venues and […]

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Tokyo 2020 Unveils 5G Spectator Viewing Experiences

The Tokyo Organizing Committee for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games is partnering with Intel to showcase 5G technology with enhanced sports viewing experiences at three separate competition venues during the Games, which start on July 23 with the Opening Ceremony. The new viewing experiences will allow spectators to enjoy events with ultra-high resolution […]

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Sports Industry Veteran Alan Ostfield Named U.S. Sailing CEO

U.S. Sailing has named Alan Ostfield, a sports industry veteran who has held positions as several professional teams and most recently at Live Nation, as its new chief executive officer. Ostfield takes over longtime CEO Jack Gierhart after a national executive search. “We are extremely proud to welcome Alan Ostfield to U.S. Sailing and excited […]

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SailGP Seeking Cities with Environmental Focus

The SailGP racing series has launched a bid process for its third season that will require potential hosts to agree to environmental principles that coincide with the goals of the series. To be considered as a host, potential hosts will have to sign the league’s Climate Action Charter and commit to two environmental impact projects: […]

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SailGP Expands to Eight Events for 2021 Season

SailGP has announced a race schedule with eight events across three continents for its second season, featuring eight national teams. The season’s final event will be staged in San Francisco in March 2022, the only U.S. stop on the circuit. The league’s inaugural season in 2019 featured five events, including stages in San Francisco and […]

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