Rosé all day on Shark Island – as SailGP comes back to Sydney in December

In one of the first major global sporting tournaments to return to Sydney since the outbreak of the pandemic, the world’s most exciting racing on-water – SailGP – returns to Sydney Harbour this December. Tickets are on sale now for the event of the summer, taking place on 17-18 of December.

Following action-packed events in Bermuda, Italy, Great Britain, Demark and Saint-Tropez, and then the first-ever Spain Sail Grand Prix in October, SailGP will return to Australian shores for the seventh event in Season 2, promising high speed, high tech and high drama.

Tom Slingsby and his Australian team are determined to out-race and out-manoeuvre the seven rival competing nations – featuring the sport’s best athletes – to taste victory in their own (world famous) backyard. Last year, more than 25,000 people turned out to watch the action, with the Sydney Grand Prix being the only event to take place before the entire 2020 season was postponed due to the global pandemic.

Australia SailGP Team driver Tom Slingsby said: “It’s been another difficult year for Australians and for the people of Sydney, which is why we are so excited to give them an awesome event to look forward to as SailGP returns this December.”

“It’s been great racing in Bermuda and Europe in recent months, but the Aussie team have had these dates circled in the calendar for a long time and we can’t wait to hear the home crowd support us on Shark Island and along the harbour. It’s a great way to celebrate elite live sport in Sydney right on the eve of Christmas, and whether you’re a Sydney local or travelling from elsewhere to take it in, you won’t be disappointed.”

Fans can immerse themselves in the adrenaline-filled action as the foiling F50 catamarans, capable of speeds of nearly 60mph, race right in front of their eyes within the natural amphitheatre of Sydney Harbour.

There are a variety of multi-experience packages available; watch the action on Shark Island or cheer from the top deck of a spectator boat out on the harbour as Australia battles for victory against teams from Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the USA.

Exclusive tours will also be available to go behind the scenes at the SailGP’s team technical bases at White Bay. The early bird ticket offer is available until 17 October, at Early Bird tickets for Shark Island Waterfront Premium and On-Water experiences will be 15% off the full price tickets.