SailGP: Where to watch
Published on February 11th, 2019
SailGP, which seeks to deliver a commercially viable international circuit of high speed competition, has secured broadcast agreements that ensure coverage in 90 countries, across five continents. The first of five events in 2019 begins February 15-16 in Sydney, Australia.
In the United States, racing will air live on Facebook alongside full access on the SailGP APP, set to be released this week. The app will offer a multi-feed, data-rich service that will allow viewers to watch the host broadcast with 11 feeds featuring onboard coverage from each boat. Additionally, the U.S. broadcast partner is expected to be announced later this week.
“Using the latest technology and through these valuable partnerships, we will deliver a broadcast and digital product that caters to modern consumption habits and brings our sport to life in a way that hasn’t been done before,” said SailGP CEO Russell Coutts.
Whisper Films will work alongside SailGP to create the world feed. Using drones and patented LiveLineFx technology and on-screen graphics, the broadcast seeks to deliver the most immersive, multi-platform global broadcast experience the sport has ever seen.
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Established in 2018 and headquartered in London and San Francisco, SailGP seeks to be an annual, global sports league featuring fan-centric, inshore racing in some of the iconic harbors around the globe and culminates with a $1 million winner-takes-all match race. Rival national teams from Australia, China, France, Great Britain, Japan, and the United States battle it out in identical wing-powered, foiling F50 catamarans, engineered to exceed 50 knots.
Sydney, Australia (February 15-16)
San Francisco, USA (May 4-5)
New York, USA (June 21-22)
Cowes, UK (August 10-11)
Marseille, France (September 20-22)