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2022 US Sailing Grand Prix Chicago: schedule, livestream, how to watch

Chicago SailGP 2022

There are 10 teams competing in Season 3, including new franchises Canada and Switzerland and returning teams Australia, Denmark, France, Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the United States. In the opening race of the season in Bermuda in May, Slingsby hit the starting line in the podium race in control and sailed ahead of Britain’s Ben Ainslie and Canada’s Phil Robertson for an easy win, reaching 42 mph (68 kph) as his 50-foot catamaran. The T-Mobile United States Sail Grand Prix will be SailGP’s Chicago debut as well as the first freshwater competition in the three seasons of the global league.

Here’s all information about 2022 US Sailing Grand prix Chicago schedule, Start time, participants, and how to watch 2022 US Sail GP Chicago live streaming races from anywhere around the world.

SailGP Racing Chicago 2022 viewing guide

Where: Chicago’s Skyline Stadium

When: June 18-19

TV Channel: CBS Sports Network

Live Stream: Racepass

SailGP is one of the fastest emerging sports properties in the world, featuring national teams comprising the best athletes in the sport representing the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, and Switzerland. Chicago marks the first time the global championship will race on fresh water

Race preview

SailGP said Friday that the Australian Sail Grand Prix would be held from Feb. 18-19. An estimated 20,000 people turned out to watch Tom Slingsby’s Australia SailGP team win its home event in December 2021. Slingsby, the team’s driver and chief executive, said it was good to get the race locked in for the next three years “on the most beautiful harbor in the world.”

Spithill, a two-time America’s Cup champion, is an Australian who lives full-time in San Diego with his American wife and their two sons. Slingsby is once again the skipper to beat in the nine-boat fleet after a dominating win in the Season 3 opener in Bermuda last month. The Aussies have won the championship and $1 million prize each of the first two seasons. Three fleet races Saturday and two more on Sunday will decide the top three boats for the podium race.

Spithill said racing the catamarans on freshwater is “definitely different in terms of how the foils react. You need a little more speed for the boat to take off and get on the foils. The cavitation comes on a little bit earlier. It’s quite interesting for the teams because there are definitely a few little differences. But for the fans it won’t look any different. It will be just as fast, just as close and it will be a lot like the other events.”

2022 US SailGP Schedule

Saturday 18 June: Day 1

TimeActivityPerformanceNotes
14:0015:30Sailing3 fleet races

Sunday 19 June: Day 2

14:0015:00Sailing2 fleet races
15:0015:30SailingGrand Final

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