SailGP announces two new venues that will be added to the European leg of the global championship’s second season in 2021. In two firsts for the league, SailGP will visit Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera on September 11-12, ahead of the first-ever Spain Grand Prix | Andalusia in Cádiz on October 9-10.
With a long tradition of hosting prestigious sailing events, Saint-Tropez will provide a spectacular venue in France and a warm welcome for both the global league and the home team, hosted in coordination with the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez.
With the announcement of the Andalusian port city of Cádiz as the host of the Spain Grand Prix for the next two seasons, the league added its second new country for Season 2 following a competitive bid process that included five Spanish cities.
SailGP CEO Sir Russell Coutts said: “The announcement of two new cities and the competitive bid process we hosted in Spain really shows that cities are recognizing the economic benefits and global audience that SailGP brings. With the Andalusian port of Cádiz and the backdrop of the French Riviera, I have no doubt that both venues will provide spectacular locations to host SailGP’s thrilling, close-to-shore racing. With seven venues now announced, an expanded season of nine events and eight highly competitive teams, we are confident that SailGP Season 2 will be a fiercely contested, world-class championship.”
One of the most famous resorts in Europe, the stunning Gulf of Saint-Tropez will be the site of the high-speed racing, in front of the walls of the city and its famous, world renowned yellow and pink bell tower. Saint-Tropez Mayor Sylvie Siri said: “It is a great pride for the City of Saint-Tropez to host the SailGP global championship in 2021, one of the most media-friendly and spectacular sports competitions in the world.”
Cadiz in southwest Spain will host the first-ever Spain Grand Prix and will be the sixth stop of SailGP Season 2.The event will take place over the weekend of October 9-10 and coincide with National Spanish Day on October 12, ensuring a weekend of celebrations for the city. The Spain Grand Prix will also form part of the commemorative events calendar marking the first circumnavigation of the globe – an expedition that departed Andalusia in 1519 and arrived back in Seville in 1522. Juan Marín, vice president and head of tourism of the government of Andalusia said: “SailGP is currently one of the leading sports events in the world, therefore hosting the Spain Grand Prix in Andalusia is something we feel very proud of.”
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