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SailGP attracts global audience of 1.8 billion in inaugural season


SailGP adds total economic impact of US$115 million to five host cities in first year, more than 133,000 spectators witnessed world’s fastest sail racing.  NEW YORK – October 10, 2019 – As SailGP celebrates its first anniversary, the overall impact of the new global championship has been revealed, highlighted by a

Twenty years on (and still king of the hill)

52 Super Series communications director Andi Robertson updates after Quantum Racing's wild and windy mid-season regatta win in Portugal. A breezy, adrenalin-pumping Cascais marked the mid-point of the 2019 52 Super Series. Day in day out the action was so close that it was often genuinely breathtaking, both in terms of

Iain Murray: The “Big Fella” of the America’s Cup on SailGP


Rob Kothe speaks to multiple-America's Cup race director Iain Murray about his role at SailGP at the end of the international circuit's inaugural season. One of Australia's most respected sailor Iain Murray, 61, is the Regatta Director for SailGP. He was Regatta Director for the 34th America's Cup in 2013 and 35th

World Match Racing Tour acquires Match Race Super League circuit

World Match Racing Tou

The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), sailing’s longest running global professional series, has reached an agreement to take over the management and operations of the Match Race Super League at the end of the 2019 season. Events currently forming the Match Race Super League will be invited to join a

SailGP: Slingsby prevails in the Million Dollar Match Race


MARSEILLE, France – September 22, 2019 – Tom Slingsby today made history, helming the Australia SailGP Team to victory over Nathan Outteridge’s Japan SailGP Team in the SailGP Season 1 Championship Final Race. The global league’s inaugural season culminated with a 10-minute match race between Australia and Japan, in which

SailGP: A weather examination – Rob Kothe reports from Marseille


There is nothing like a significant sailing regatta to bring focus on the sailing conditions on a patch of water called home by thousands of sailors.The Olympic venues Sydney, Qingdao, Weymouth Rio, once again Enoshima for 2020 and next up Marseille 2024 all had a serious examination before the Olympic

World Match Racing Tour: Argo Group Gold Cup returns to the WMRT in 2020

World Match Racing Tour

The Argo Group Gold Cup – one of the most storied match racing regattas in the world and one that has been won by many luminaries of the America’s Cup arena – is to re-join the World Match Racing Tour for its 70th edition next year. Event organisers at the Royal

SailGP: Rob Kothe skippers’ interviews ahead of $1M season finale


Rob Kothe previews the SailGP Season 1 Grand Final taking place in Marseille next weekend featuring eight fleet races over three days for the six teams, followed by the much-anticipated sudden-death match race where the overall series top two teams will go head-to-head for a winner-takes-all one million dollar prize. As