SailGP, the world’s most exciting racing on water, has unveiled its final Season 4 calendar, featuring a mix of already established fan-favorite locations, new territories and some welcome returns to the SailGP host city fold. As a continued sign of the league’s rapid growth, the season will comprise 12 events, across four continents, over 13 months. Season 4 will start in June in Chicago and culminate once again in a spectacular Grand Final event on San Francisco Bay July 13-14, 2024.
Season 4 will have an increased focus on the U.S. with three of the country’s biggest cities playing host to a Grand Prix and four events in total. This includes a new stop in Los Angeles – hosted from the Port of Los Angeles – and the reprise of New York, which will be one of the largest events of the season with a re-located racecourse off Governors Island, providing better racing conditions and spectator facilities with a backdrop of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.
The new season starts in less than three months with the Rolex United States Sail Grand Prix in Chicago on June 16-17, 2023 at the stunning Navy Pier precinct – an event that delighted large crowds when it made its debut in Season 3 last June. From there, the league will remain in the U.S. and head to the West Coast for a first-ever Los Angeles Sail Grand Prix on July 22-23. While it will be a debut for SailGP, Los Angeles is no stranger to world-class events and is due to host its third Summer Olympics in 2028.
Following the two opening U.S. events, the league crosses the Atlantic for the European leg of the Season 4 calendar – starting with the iconic riviera destination of Saint-Tropez, France, on September 9-10, where last year, Quentin Delapierre’s home team set the all-time speed record of 99.94 km/h which currently still stands. Afterwards, the historical surrounds of Taranto, Southern Italy await on September 23-24, with the city returning to SailGP calendar after first appearing in Season 2.