SailGP hits Downtown with gusto this weekend, June 21-22, 2019.

Imagine placing Formula 1 racing, ESPN Extreme Sports and beautiful harbors in a blender and pressing purée. The result is supercharged foiling (that means they actually “lift” off the water’s surface and fly!) catamarans that are technological marvels. Six nations (USA, Japan, Great Britain, France, China, and the Aussies) go head-to-head seeking to claim the SailGP global championship.

The USA Team:

GP Team by Matt Kingbton
Features (in order from left to right): Hans Henken, Dan Morris, Riley Gibbs, Rome Kirby, and Mac Agnese
Not pictured: Taylor Canfield

The basic race rules: three fleet races where all six nations compete run from 5 pm to 6:30 pm on Friday the 21st in the Hudson, north of the Battery. The next round continues on Saturday at 5 pm with two fleet races and a final race declaring the winner.

To get us all in the sailing mood, the folks at SailGP have organized a Race Village at Brookfield Place in Battery Park City for both race days. 

Doors open at 3 pm. This is a must-see for Downtowners.

Tickets are available at  https://sailgp.com and the races will be televised by rebroadcasting at 8:30 pm both days by CBS.

“Fair Winds and Following Seas”