SailGP launches Deep Dive podcast
Published on May 1st, 2022
The global racing circuit SailGP will include the new podcast Deep Dive to take fans behind the scenes of every aspect of its upcoming third season. International broadcast commentators and world-class sailors Stevie Morrison and David ‘Freddie’ Carr will host the series.
The first episode drops in the lead-up to the season opener in Bermuda (May 14-15) as Morrison and Carr bring fans comprehensive coverage of the SailGP pre-season as national teams get ready for the foiling F50 catamaran championship.
Part one is available now and analyzes the first half of the Season 3 field, along with the hosts’ predictions on what to expect this year and who might claim the SailGP Championship Trophy. Part two will cover last season’s finalists and two-time SailGP Champion Tom Slingsby’s Australia team and is set for release on May 6, 2022 – one week out from the season start.
From there, each episode will recap the preceding Grand Prix weekend in full, and deliver predictions and news for the next event. The hosts will interview SailGP drivers to unpack the pivotal moments on the water that shaped the outcome of each event – as well as the drama off-water – plus add their own insight on how events unfolded.
Deep Dive is available on all major podcast platforms – with new episodes arriving ahead of each event of SailGP Season 3.
“For SailGP Season 3, we want to make SailGP more accessible to our fans and bring them unique news and insights,” said Jose Garnes, Head of Content at SailGP. “To do that, we have increased the content offering and the platforms where our fans can go to truly get under the skin of SailGP and creating a dedicated podcast for our league was the next logical step.”
For the third season, two new teams have been added to the lineup with Canada and Switzerland joining the existing field of Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the United States.
To listen: https://pod.co/deep-dive
2022-23 SailGP Season 3 Schedule*
May 14-15, 2022 – Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess
June 18-19, 2022 – United States Sail Grand Prix | Chicago at Navy Pier
July 30-31, 2022 – Great Britain Sail Grand Prix | Plymouth
August 18-19, 2022 – ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix | Copenhagen
September 9-10, 2022 – France Sail Grand Prix | Saint-Tropez
September 23-24, 2022 – Spain Sail Grand Prix | Andalucía – Cádiz
November 11-12, 2022 – Dubai Sail Grand Prix presented by P&O Marinas
March 17-18, 2023 – New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch
May 6-7, 2023 – United States Sail Grand Prix | San Francisco (Season 3 Grand Final)
*Further 2023 dates and locations to complete Season 3 – expected to comprise up to 11 events.
2022-23 Teams, Helm
Australia, Tom Slingsby
Canada, Phil Robertson
Denmark, Nicolai Sehested
France, Quentin Delapierre
Great Britain, Ben Ainslie
Japan, Nathan Outteridge
New Zealand, Peter Burling
Spain, Jordi Xammar
Switzerland, Sébastien Schneiter
United States, Jimmy Spithill
Format for 2021-22 SailGP events:
• Teams compete in identical F50 catamarans.
• Each event runs across two days.
• There are three races on each day, totaling six races at each event.
• The opening five fleet races involve every team.
• The final match race pits the three highest ranking teams against each other to be crowned event champion.
• The season ends with the Grand Final, which includes the Championship Final Race – a winner-takes-all match race for the $1m prize.
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.