An event full of adrenaline. For its 2nd season, Sail GP is adding Saint-Tropez to its track. A race with 8 teams competing on board of F50 catamaran, foiling catamaran and one of the fastest racing class with speeds that can exceed 50 knots. The principle is simple: 8 teams, 8 races, 8 identical boats.
Each event takes place over 2 days (3 races per day) and the final race will pit the three highest ranked teams against each other for the title of event champion.
France, Australia, Denmark, United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, USA
The French team :
Billy Besson / helm
François Morvan / flight controller
Leigh McMillan / Wing trimmer
Matthieu Vandame / Grinder
Olivier Herledant / Grinder
Timothe Lapauw / Grinder
Amelie Riou / Athlete
Hélène Noesmoen / Athlete
April 24/25, 2021 : Bermuda
June 05/06, 2021 : Taranto, Italy
July 17/18, 2021 : Plymouth, UK
August 20/21, 2021 : ROCKWOOL Aarhus, Denmark
September 11/12, 2021 : Saint-Tropez, France
October 09/10, 2021 : Andalucia – Cadiz, Spain
January 29/30, 2022 : Christchurch, New Zealand
March 26/27, 2022 : San Francisco, California, USA
Saint-Tropez, stopover town :
The city of Saint-Tropez, with the technical support of the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez is delighted to host such an exciting event. The regatta will take place on September 11th and 12th 2021 from 2pm to 4pm. Locals and visitors will be able to admire the show from the Môle Jean Reveille, the promenade des Marines Alliées or the esplanade de la Ponche.
A large-scale event which confirms the status of the Port as a platform for international nautical events on the French Riviera.
Sail GP is much more than a competition, it is a vision and values. As the first “Climate Positive” sports competition, the organisation aims to bring a sustainable event. It thrives to get better year by year. The goal is to reduce its carbon footprint and to promote boats powered by renewable energy.
This approach is in line with the commitments of the port and the town of Saint-Tropez, which are doing everything possible to ensure a better future.
SailGP Inspire :
Sail GP launches the INSPIRE program; a community engagement that brings opportunities for young sailors throughout the circuit. The program aims to make foiling accessible and inspire the younger generation. During the event, young sailors throughout the hosts towns will be able to venture out and sail on training boats. An unprecedented opportunity to discover and experience new horizons.