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SailGP Expands Impact League Judging Panel

SailGP Expands Impact League Judging Panel

SailGP revealed an extension of its judging panel for the Impact League,  with the addition of judges from the world of football and motorsport. A spokesperson said, “Joining the purpose-driven league are Kelly Simmons, former Director of the Women’s Professional Game at the Football Association [FA], Ellen Jones, Head of ESG at Formula 1,... Read more of this article

SailGP Introduces Women’s Accelerator Program

SailGP Introduces Women’s Accelerator Program

SailGP, in partnership Apex Group, has introduced the league’s first-ever Women’s Accelerator Program, which aims “to increase representation of women at senior management levels, working towards driving more inclusive decision making through the league and the wider sport.” A spokesperson said, “SailGP, a global leader in... Read more of this article

Sir Ben Ainslie Steps Down As SailGP Driver

Sir Ben Ainslie Steps Down As SailGP Driver

Sir Ben Ainslie has announced he is stepping down as driver of the Emirates Great Britain SailGP Team.  Ainslie will continue his role as CEO of Emirates GBR but will hand over the wheel to double Olympic Gold medallist and America’s Cup teammate Giles Scott MBE. Speaking after his final SailGP Event as driver in Dubai, Ainslie said it was “time... Read more of this article

US SailGP Team Undergoes Ownership Shift

US SailGP Team Undergoes Ownership Shift

Ryan McKillen, Margaret McKillen, and two-time world champion sailor Mike Buckley have completed the team acquisition of the United States SailGP Team. A spokesperson said, “SailGP’s United States team has been purchased by technology investor and founding Uber engineer Ryan McKillen, Margaret McKillen, and two-time world champion sailor... Read more of this article

SailGP To Enhance Women’s Pathway Program

SailGP To Enhance Women’s Pathway Program

The Women’s Sports Group [WSG] is partnering with SailGP to enhance its Women’s Pathway program, which aims to promote gender equity and create opportunities for women in sailing. A SailGP report said, “In a year that has seen explosive growth in the interest and investment of women’s sport, the Women’s Sports Group [WSG] is joining forces... Read more of this article

NBA Player Invests In Fan Owned SailGP Team

NBA Player Invests In Fan Owned SailGP Team

Two-time all-star NBA player Baron Davis is the “first professional athlete participant and investor” in the Fan Owned SailGP Team. A spokesperson said, “FANVEST.io, a place for fans to “invest in what they love,” today announced entrepreneur, investor and two-time All-Star NBA player Baron Davis is the first professional... Read more of this article

Betschart Finishes Runner-Up In SailGP Inspire

Betschart Finishes Runner-Up In SailGP Inspire

Bermuda’s Rachael Betschart finished runner-up at the Waszp Grand Final of the SailGP Inspire Championship of Champions on San Francisco Bay last weekend. Betschart reached the showpiece final after becoming the first female winner of the Inspire Racing Series at the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix in May last year. The Championship of Champions, which... Read more of this article

SailGP Event To Return To Bermuda in 2024

SailGP Event To Return To Bermuda in 2024

SailGP has unveiled its final Season 4 calendar, with the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix set to take place in May 2024. A spokesperson said, “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... Read more of this article

SailGP Fan-Owned Racing Team Being Launched

SailGP Fan-Owned Racing Team Being Launched

Bernoulli | Locke announced they are launching a SailGP fan-owned racing team across Bermuda and the Caribbean. A spokesperson said, “Bernoulli | Locke, a member-based community creating new immersive partnerships and experiences using innovative Web3 structures, today announced they are launching a SailGP fan-owned racing team across Bermuda... Read more of this article

SailGP & Relm Sponsor Tech Summit Receptions

SailGP & Relm Sponsor Tech Summit Receptions

The Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA] announced that SailGP, the purpose-led globally racing league, and Relm Insurance have come on board to sponsor the opening and closing receptions of the 2022 Bermuda Tech Summit. A spokesperson said, “After two years of being held virtually, we are excited to be holding the fourth annual Bermuda Tech... Read more of this article

SailGP Event To Return To Bermuda In 2024

SailGP Event To Return To Bermuda In 2024

SailGP will return to Bermuda in 2024, with the event to take place from May 4-5, 2024. A spokesperson said, “The fourth season of SailGP, the purpose-driven global racing championship, will deliver more events than ever as the league’s season-on-season expansion continues at impressive pace. SailGP’s national teams will compete around the world... Read more of this article

Emily Nagel Named As SailGP Commentator

Emily Nagel Named As SailGP Commentator

Bermudian professional sailor Emily Nagel has been named as SailGP’s newest international commentator. A spokesperson said, “At the start of Season 3, professional sailor and ‘data nerd’ Emily Nagel was unveiled as SailGP’s newest international commentator. But her journey to the mic was anything but straightforward. “It began in 2016, when... Read more of this article

SailGP: Top Speed In Bermuda Of 73km/h

SailGP: Top Speed In Bermuda Of 73km/h

Australia was the fastest during the recent SailGP event in Bermuda, racking up a recorded top speed of 73 km/h while Great Britain were close behind with 72 km/h, and Canada’s top speed was 69.75 km/h. A spokesperson said, “The performances of all three teams in the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix Final have been put under the microscope, with data showing... Read more of this article

WASZP: Rachael Betschart First Female Winner

WASZP: Rachael Betschart First Female Winner

16-year-old Bermudian sailor Rachael Betschart became the first female winner of the WASZP foiling class after soaring to victory on the same racecourse as SailGP’s F50s during the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix. Betschart, who was competing in the WASZP for the first time, triumphed after five fleet races against seven other competitors. “I actually... Read more of this article

Bermuda Is ‘World-Class Sporting Destination’

Bermuda Is ‘World-Class Sporting Destination’

“Bermuda SailGP is another example of Bermuda’s position as a world-class sporting destination, and a positive step towards reestablishing Bermuda’s global profile as we rebuild pre-pandemic tourism industry,” the BTA said today. A spokesperson said, “A picture-perfect weekend on Bermuda’s Great Sound provided the ideal stage for... Read more of this article

Sailing Teams Reflect On Bermuda SailGP

Sailing Teams Reflect On Bermuda SailGP

The drivers of SailGP’s nine-strong F50 fleet have reflected on their performances in the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess, which kicked off the league’s third season on May 14-15. The event, which comprised five fleet races and a Grand Final, saw defending champions Australia sweep to victory while Ben Ainslie’s Great Britain... Read more of this article