SailGP has announced that the line-up for Season 3 – starting May 2022 – will be further enhanced with the addition of Canada joining the global league for Season 3. This is the league’s second expansion franchise to be announced, with Canada joining Switzerland on the start-line for next season, and confirms the expansion of the league from eight teams in Season 2 to ten in Season 3.
The franchise of the Canada SailGP Team is owned by innovative businessman and investment entrepreneur and lifelong sailor, Fred Pye. The ethos behind the team will be twofold; to expand the sport in Canada and promote a pathway into high performance sailing in Canada.
Pye said: “My vision is to create a catalyst for the growth of sailing in Canada that makes a generational impact on our community and provides an aspirational goal for our athletes to represent our country internationally.”
“I invested in SailGP because I believe it represents the future of the sport – with its commitment to environmental sustainability, clean-energy and social impact – and the racing is incredibly entertaining and accessible.”