BWA Yachting to deliver superyacht programme for SailGP
BWA Yachting says it’s set to deliver an extended superyacht programme for SailGP starting in Bermuda next month.
The marine services agency will manage and deliver SailGP’s Adrenaline Yachts – a superyacht experience to accompany the racing. The programme is designed for owners who want to witness the competitive racing on water from the comfort of their own yacht. SailGP says the limited availability membership guarantees a premium position in a designated area on the racecourse perimeter – for an unrivalled view of the racing. Membership also grants complimentary merchandise and access to additional event activities.
“Watching the eight national teams fly in front of your deck at speeds exceeding 50 knots while they fight for the $1m is going to be incredibly exciting. We are delighted to welcome back the superyachts that joined us in 2019 and look forward to growing our SailGP superyacht family,” says BWA Yachting VP Americas Laura Esteve.
The season opens on the beautiful island of Bermuda.
With new teams, new cities and new technology SailGP is promising an ‘intense’ season. The New Zealand SailGP team, under the leadership of Olympic gold medalists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, will make its debut, alongside a new-look United States team with Jimmy Spithill at the wheel.
Sir Ben Ainslie (GBR) will line up against the remaining teams – reigning champions Australia, Denmark, France, Japan and Spain.
Following the opening event, the Italy Sail Grand Prix will be held June 5-6 in Taranto. The championship will continue in Europe with the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix | Plymouth on July 17-18, followed by the Rockwool Denmark Sail Grand Prix | Aarhus on August 20-21. The closing events in Europe will be held in Saint-Tropez (France) on September 11-12, and Cádiz (Spain) on October 9-10, before the league heads to the southern hemisphere for the first ever New Zealand event in Christchurch (January 29-30, 2022). The season culminates with the Grand Final in San Francisco on March 26-27, 2022.