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Highlights of SailGP in Sydney 2024

Get ready for heart-stopping action on the water as SailGP, the world’s most exciting race on-water, returns to Sydney for a record fifth time on the weekend of February 24th and 25th, 2024. Sydney Harbour, with its stunning backdrop, will set the stage for this exhilarating eighth event of the global championship.

SailGP takes spectators on a thrilling journey as ten nations battle it out, showcasing their skills and speed on the water. The championship visits iconic cities worldwide, including San Francisco, New York, Auckland, and Los Angeles, making it a must-see event for sailing enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike.

But SailGP is not just about the racing; it offers an unforgettable experience for fans. With various ticketing options, you can choose from a range of on-water and on-land fan experiences. Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Genesis Island: Immerse yourself in the heart of the race course with a front-row position on Shark Island. Enjoy a land-based view of the racing action, complete with big screens for replays and live commentary. Indulge in delicious gourmet picnic hampers, access premium open bars, and be entertained by pre-and-post race activities. Genesis Island offers the ultimate day out for sailing enthusiasts.
  • Official Spectator Boats: Get up close to the racing action on the water with an official spectator boat. Feel the adrenaline rush as the technologically-advanced 50-foot hydrofoiling catamarans soar over the water at breathtaking speeds of up to 100km/h. It’s a vantage point that guarantees an unforgettable experience.
  • Bring Your Own Boat (BYOB): If you have your own boat, why not join the action on the water? The BYOB program allows you to watch the high-speed racing from the comfort of your own vessel, providing a unique perspective and an opportunity to be part of the excitement.
  • Team Base Tours: Get exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the SailGP technical areas and teams as they prepare for battle. Gain insights into the strategies and preparations that go into creating a winning team. It’s a rare opportunity to witness the inner workings of SailGP.
  • SailGP Village at Barangaroo: Soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the SailGP Village at Barangaroo. Join in with the exciting programming for fans, enjoy delicious food and beverages, and experience a range of activities that celebrate the spirit of SailGP.

Last season, thousands of fans flocked to Sydney Harbour to witness the intensity and thrill of SailGP racing. This year, even more spectators from across Australia and around the world are expected to support Tom Slingsby’s green and gold team as they defend their title against nine rival nations. The Aussies are aiming for a fourth consecutive victory, and the home crowd’s support will undoubtedly provide an incredible boost for the team.

Tom Slingsby, driver and CEO of the Australian team, expressed his excitement for the home event, highlighting the incredible experience of racing in front of a home crowd. He invites all Australians to rally behind the team and be part of this iconic event. It’s an exciting time for sport in Sydney, and SailGP is set to deliver another unforgettable racing spectacle on home waters.

Tickets for Team Base Tours and Genesis Island experiences are available for purchase now, with on-water fan experiences available from November 1st. Visit to secure your spot at this thrilling event.

The KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix in Sydney is supported by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The event is also proudly sponsored by Genesis and SKYY Vodka, ensuring a premium experience for spectators.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the high-speed, high-adrenaline excitement of SailGP in Sydney. Book your tickets now and get ready for an unforgettable experience on the water!

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