SailGP: USA falls hard with breakdown
Published on September 20th, 2019
SailGP will return to two iconic U.S. shorelines for its second and third events of 2020, with Season 2 grand prix events set for San Francisco on May 2-3 and New York on June 12-13.
Featuring the fastest on-water sail racing in the world, teams from the United States, Australia, China, France, Great Britain and Japan will compete for the season’s $1 million purse and the SailGP Championship trophy.
San Francisco Bay – one of the world’s top sailing venues – will welcome SailGP back to the Marina neighborhood on the northern edge of the city, with the shoreline acting as the racecourse boundary for the intensely thrilling action. Last year’s event saw sellout crowds as more than 22,000 spectators took in the U.S. debut of the league.
Just 40 days after San Francisco SailGP, the F50 catamarans will be unleashed on the lower Hudson River, as Brookfield Place in Battery Park City hosts its second edition of the supercharged racing event. More than 40,000 people attended last year’s event, which featured no shortage of drama, including the first F50 capsize.
Rome Kirby and his American squad will be looking to the support of home crowds at both events to propel them to victory and add to their first race win during the 2019 New York SailGP.
The remainder of the Season 2 schedule will be announced in the coming months.
Season 1 – 2019 Schedule
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)
SailGP Season 1 Overall Leaderboard
1. Australia, Tom Slingsby, 229
2. Japan, Nathan Outteridge, 223
3. China, Phil Robertson, 171
4. Great Britain, Dylan Fletcher, 169
5. France, Billy Besson, 164
6. United States, Rome Kirby, 163
Note: Total points based on SailGP scoring.
Sydney, Australia (February 28-29)
San Francisco, USA (May 2-3)
New York, USA (June 12-13)
* Additional dates TBA