Watch the exciting SailGP race up close from a Prestige yacht! On June 21-22, six nations will compete on the Hudson River as part of a $1 million title tour. Australia, China, France, Great Britain, Japan and the United States are fielding teams to race identical F50 catamaran sailing boats.
Five races on Saturday, June 21 will winnow the field down to two finalists on Sunday to determine the New York City event winner.
A global sports championship founded just last year, SailGP held its first races in the United States in San Francisco on May 4-5. Australia bested Japan to win that event. A race near Cowes, Isle of Wight, in Great Britain will follow New York City on August 10-11, and the final contest will take place off of Marseille, France on September 20-22. The race on September 22 will determine the winner of the tour.
At an average age of 26 years old, the young Americans are considered the rookies of the tour, but they have already participated in 13 world championships, an America’s Cup and the Volvo Races. Currently, they are in fourth place in the SailGP tour.
The team members are:
Rome Kirby – Helmsman
Riley Gibbs – Wing Trimmer
Hans Henken – Grinder
Mac Agnese – Grinder
Dan Morris – Grinder
Taylor Canfield – FlightController
Prestige offers the perfect way to view SailGP, up close and personal. Sip cocktails concocted by our new bartenders who specialize in molecular mixology. Or just enjoy the spectacular New York City skyline and the cool breeze out on the water as you wait for the races to begin.
For those who do not wish or are unavailable to watch SailGP, Prestige also offers memorable July 4th yachting opportunities as well. Honor America’s birthday on the East River as fireworks light up the Brooklyn Bridge with a patriotic panoply of colors!
Of course, Prestige offers the private yachting experience throughout the year as well with trips around Manhattan, up and down the Hudson River and on Long Island Sound. Recently, we have added new ships to our fleet serving Southeast Florida, and we are renovating Juliette in New York.