Great Britain Sail Grand Prix
With less than a month to go, anticipation is building for the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix as Plymouth – Britain’s Ocean City – prepares to welcome the sport’s top athletes representing eight national teams for the third event of Season 2 on July 17-18.
In partnership with Plymouth City Council and with support from the Associated British Ports, English Cities Fund and Sutton Harbour Group, the identical supercharged SailGP F50 foiling catamarans of Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the United States will meet for the third time this year to race in the iconic natural amphitheater of Plymouth Sound.
While the Spain SailGP Team lead the overall standings going into Plymouth – after finishing second at the Italy Sail Grand Prix in Taranto earlier in June – the British team will be looking to jump one up from second place to regain the championship lead. Temporarily driven by Olympic gold medallist Paul Goodison, the team is hoping the support of the home crowd will propel them up the leaderboard and back into first place, in time for Sir Ben Ainslie’s return to the driver’s seat at Aarhus in Denmark in August.