San Francisco SailGP is cancelled
Published on March 13th, 2020
San Francisco, CA (March 13, 2020) – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Francisco SailGP event scheduled for May 2-3 has been canceled.
“This decision has been made to avoid increasing the already significant risk of COVID-19,” noted SailGP CEO Sir Russell Coutts. “Health and safety must be the top priority across the world during this unprecedented situation and it is our responsibility to ensure we do not further the spread of this pandemic.”
This was to be the second event of the 2020 season, and SailGP indicated they would seek solutions to maintain what is currently a five-event schedule.
Australia, Tom Slingsby
Denmark, Nicolai Sehested
France, Billy Besson
Great Britain, Ben Ainslie
Japan, Nathan Outteridge
Spain, Jordi Xammar/ Phil Robertson*
United States, Rome Kirby
* Xammar will helm with Season 1 skipper Phil Robertson (NZL) serving in an interim capacity. Details.
Sydney, AUS (February 28-29)
San Francisco, USA (May 2-3) (CANCELLED)
New York, USA (June 12-13)
Cowes, GBR (August 14-15)
Copenhagen, DEN (September 11-12)
** A sixth event may be added to the calendar at a later date.
Established in 2018, SailGP seeks to be an annual, global sports league featuring fan-centric inshore racing in some of the iconic harbors around the globe. Rival national teams compete in identical F50 catamarans with the season culminating with a $1 million winner-takes-all match race.