21 September 2022
The fourth season of SailGP will deliver more events than ever as the league’s season-on-season expansion continues at impressive pace.
SailGP’s national teams will compete around the world with the aim to reach fourteen events – nearly triple the number of events in Season 1 – in a bumper season that will span 14 months.
SailGP Season 4 will launch in spectacular fashion in Chicago on 17 and 18 June 2023, in a city where summer crowds packed onto Navy Pier for an extremely successful Season 3 edition of the T-Mobile United States Sail Grand Prix.
That event will be followed by a northern hemisphere summer sweep across Europe, featuring a return to fan-favourite Season 2 location Taranto in Southern Italy on 23 to 24 September.
There will also be a third visit for the league to Cádiz in Andalucía, for the Spain Sail Grand Prix on 14 and 15 October 2023.
After the planned five events in Europe, the league will head to the Middle East before going on to Asia, where the second edition of the Singapore Sail Grand Prix will take place on 13 and 14 January, 2024.
Sydney will then host SailGP for a record fifth time as the KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix takes place on 17 and 18 February, 2024 before the league heads to New Zealand.
In Season 4, the action switches from Christchurch to Auckland (16 and 17 March) as part of a four-season, alternating multi-city hosting arrangement.
SailGP Season 4 will then finish back in the northern hemisphere, stopping for the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix on 4 and 5 May before a further two North America events.
There will be a potential first home event for the Canada SailGP Team following the launch of a competitive bid process earlier this year.
The season will finish 13 and 14 July, 2024 and culminate with the Grand Final in the United States.
“Halfway through our Season 3 calendar, we are delighted to be sufficiently advanced with our venue procurement process to announce our Season 4 schedule,” said SailGP Co-Founder and CEO Russell Coutts.
“With the aim to have fourteen events and an impressive list of some of the world’s most iconic cities and destinations, SailGP continues its rapid expansion.
“We believe we now have a really compelling sporting calendar and I’m extremely proud to see us returning to many of our existing venues for this season – highlighting the strong commercial demand for our events around the world with our existing host cities and title partners recognizing the benefits SailGP brings – as well as welcoming some new cities and partners as part of our extended Season 4 calendar.”
Many of the cities returning for Season 4 do so as part of multi-year deals, highlighting the growing level of commercial confidence in the global league after only two and a half seasons into its existence on the sporting calendar.
Further cities in the Season 4 calendar will be announced in the coming months.
Purpose and impact continue to be a strong focus for the global league and Season 4 will mark the third edition of SailGP’s pioneering Impact League, the championship’s second podium for the planet.
Won by the New Zealand SailGP Team in Season 2, the Impact League is currently being fiercely contested by all teams in a tight Season 3 championship.
Season 4 will also see the continuation of SailGP’s Women’s Pathway, which aims to fast-track the training and development of female athletes with the goal of creating an inclusive sporting championship that has gender equity.
In addition, SailGP’s community outreach program Inspire and its three pillars – Learning, Careers and Racing – will continue to expand and ensure SailGP has a positive impact in each of the venues where it races in Season 4.
Now at the halfway mark, SailGP Season 3 continues next week in Andalucía – Cádiz for the NEAR Spain Sail Grand Prix.
SailGP will then head to the Middle East for the Dubai Sail Grand Prix presented by P&O Marinas on 12 and 13 November at Mina Rashid, to complete 2022.
Next year, 2023, will see the league head to Singapore, Sydney and Christchurch before the Grand Final in San Francisco in May.
17 and 18 June // United States Sail Grand Prix | Chicago at Navy Pier
29 and 30 July // European Sail Grand Prix | Event 1
18 and 19 August // European Sail Grand Prix | Event 2
9 and 10 September // European Sail Grand Prix | Event 3
23 and 24 September // Italy Sail Grand Prix | Taranto
14 and 15 October // Spain Sail Grand Prix | Andalucía – Cádiz
18 and 19 November // Middle East Sail Grand Prix | Event 1
9 and 10 December // Middle East Sail Grand Prix | Event
13 and 14 January // Singapore Sail Grand Prix
17 and 18 February // KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix | Sydney
16 and 17 March // New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Auckland
4 and 5 May // Bermuda Sail Grand Prix
22 and 23 June // North America Sail Grand Prix | Event 2
13 and 14 July // SailGP Season 4 Grand Final