ORACLE LOS ANGELES SAIL GRAND PRIX TO DEBUT ON LA WATERFRONT
Outer Harbor/Berth 46 to Host SailGP Global Race July 22-23
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – July 11, 2023 – Later this month, the Port of Los Angeles will host the first-ever Oracle Los Angeles Sail Grand Prix, a high-speed, hydrofoiling sailboat racing event that takes place close to shore, as part of the SailGP 12-race global circuit spanning four continents. Thousands of spectators are expected to gather around the LA Waterfront’s Outer Harbor racecourse the weekend of July 22-23 for SailGP’s Los Angeles debut.
SailGP’s fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled racing uses the high-tech F50 – 50-foot catamarans with 80-foot wingsails that fly over the water at 60+ mph speeds and thrill fans with daring maneuvers and close competition -- guaranteeing an up-close spectator experience.
“We are excited to welcome SailGP to the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles,’’ said Los Angeles City Councilmember Tim McOsker. “Our Outer Harbor is known for its consistent wind conditions – particularly for smaller sailing crafts and windsurfers. This location will make for a challenging, exciting competition, and the wide variety of local restaurants and waterfront activities will make the experience memorable for visiting SailGP race fans.”
SailGP features 10 national teams comprising the best athletes in the sport representing the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, New Zealand, Spain, and Switzerland. Los Angeles is the second event in SailGP’s Season 4.
Ticket packages are available here for grandstand seating at Berth 46, along with on-water viewing zones for privately-owned vessels.
“The Port of L.A.’s Outer Harbor is well known by kitefoilers for its windy conditions and flat water,” said sailing legend Jimmy Spithill, driver and CEO of the U.S. SailGP Team. “It’s going to be incredible for L.A. fans to experience the next level of racing with our F50s flying and maneuvering on such a tight race track.”
SailGP is the world’s most exciting racing on water. The global championship features national teams battling in short, intense races at iconic stadium-style venues across the globe. The high-tech, high-speed action features sailing’s best athletes racing in identical hydrofoiling F50 catamarans, flying at speeds approaching 100 km/h. SailGP also races for a better future, championing a world powered by nature. Visit SailGP.com for more information.