Ok so not many of us get to experience yacht life all that often, so here’s your chance. SailGP is sailing (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves!) into Sydney this coming February 15th and 16th, and it’s a fab chance to get out on the water and life the yacht life for a day.
What is SailGP you might ask? It’s the ‘Formula One of the Seas’, at least it is for the Australian racing season. The inaugural SailGP Sydney Grand Prix takes over Sydney Harbour as teams from across the world battle it out for the season’s $1 million prize. Yes, that’s right. $1 million.
Now, let’s be clear, the teams are indulging in yacht life, they’re hard at work getting their catamarans to zip about, so it’s the spectators that get to have all the fun.
So like any other racing event, there are plenty of ways to spectate in style, but unlike some of your other elite sports, spectators get right up close to the action. Hop aboard a few different vessels like the 206ft Sydney 2000 for a private yacht experience which covers food and drinks, or grab a Fan Pass and set out on official spectator boats Nancy Wake and Maggie Cat, drinks available for purchase, BYO food. If you’d rather stay on dry land for the most part, take a quick ferry ride out to Shark Island and set up for the day. The Official Viewing Station, Shark Island will be quite the spot to watch the action, with an open bar and gourmet food hampers. There’s also a free public viewing area out on Cockatoo Island, which is the official Team Base venue – head out for a tour, live commentary and a fab atmosphere.
Got your own boat? Ok, we’re jealous. Register your vessel SailGP.com/Sydney for the chance to win a few prizes.
Tickets from $64, head to https://sailgp.com/races/sydney/