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Where To Watch SailGP 2023: New Zealand Sail Grand Prix Live Online

SailGP New Zealand 2023

SailGP, ‘world’s most exciting race on water’, is all set to hit Kiwi shores for the first time from today, Saturday, March 18, 2023, to Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Whakaraupō, Lyttelton Harbour.

What channel will broadcast the 2023 SailGP New Zealand

  • Venue: Whakaraupō, Lyttelton Harbour, Ōtautahi, Christchurch
  • Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023 – Sunday, March 19, 2023
  • Race Time: 3:00 pm NZDT – 4:30 pm NZDT
  • TV: Sky Sport NZ
  • Streams: OolaTV (anywhere)

New Zealand SailGP is the 10th event of Season 3, with only Grand Finale left to play in San Francisco (6-7 May). This racing event is also the first of a four-year deal with New Zealand, with racing scheduled to head to Auckland in 2024.

Nine teams will be representing their nations in two days of intense races with high-tech, high-speed racing action in hydro-foiling F50 catamarans, flying at speed of up to 100 km/h (founded in 2019 by Sir Russell Coutts and Larry Ellison).

How To Watch New Zealand Sail Grand Prix 2023 Live Online:

Following streaming services and TV channels in following countries are broadcasting the 2023 SailGP New Zealand race:

  • Anywhere In The World: OolaTV
  • Australia: Fox Sports
  • Germany: Servus TV
  • Brazil: Band Sports
  • China: SailGP app
  • France: Canal+ Sport 360
  • Japan: J Sports
  • Singapore: Asia Pacific

SailGP New Zealand Preview:

Fans will be able to see exhilarating racing, intense rivalries, and action-packed entertainment for two days, as a crowd of 15,000 is expected to witness the action.

In a two-day racing event, three fleet races will take place on day one and then three more and the final race on day two. 10 points are rewarded to the winner and nine to the second-placed side. The top three teams after the six fleet races will take part in the final race and the winner will be decided by adding 10 more points to its overall standings.

Talking about teams, team United States which competed in the $1 million final race, haven’t done well this season and has approached the New Zealand event with former flight controller Rome Kirby returning in the role of tactician/grinder and  Cameron Farrah in the strategist role.

Seasoned sailor Glenn Ashby has replaced the former wing trimmer Stu Bithell in the Switzerland SailGP team and the young Swiss team would like to take benefit from his wealth of benefit.

Tom Slingsby, former America’s Cup winner is leading another dominant campaign for the Australian team as they’re chasing a hat-trick of titles, with 12 points above second-placed New Zealand.

2023 SailGP New Zealand Teams:

Below mentioned are the nine participating teams in Season 3 of SailGP (with crew):

United States SailGP Team:

  • Driver: Jimmy Spithill Wing Trimmer: Paul Campbell-James Flight
  • Controller: Hans Henken Tactician
  • Grinder: Rome Kirby, Alex Sinclair and Cooper Dressler
  • Strategist: Cameron Farrah
  • Coach: Philippe Presti

Australia SailGP Team:

  • Driver: Tom Slingsby
  • Wing Trimmer: Kyle Langford
  • Flight Controller: Jason Waterhouse
  • Grinder: Kinley Fowler, Sam Newton
  • Reserve: Ed Powys
  • Strategist: Tash Bryant
  • Coach: Ben Durham

Canada SailGP Team:

  • Driver: Phil Robertson
  • Wing Trimmer: Chris Draper
  • Flight Controller: Billy Gooderham
  • Grinder: Tom Ramshaw, Tim Hornsby, Graeme Sutherland
  • Strategist: Isabella Bertold
  • Coach: Joe Glanfield

Denmark SailGP Team:

  • Driver: Nicolai Sehested
  • Wing Trimmer: Tom Johnson
  • Flight Controller: Rasmus Køstner
  • Grinder: Julius Hallström, Hans-Christian Rosendahl, Luke Payne
  • Strategist: Katja Salskov-Iversen
  • Coach: Chris Nicholson

France SailGP Team:

  • Driver: Quentin Delapierre
  • Wing Trimmer: Kevin Peponnet
  • Flight Controller: Francois Morvan
  • Grinder: Matthieu Vandame, Timothe Lapauw, Olivier Herledant
  • Strategist: Maelle Frascari
  • Coach: Thierry Douillard

Great Britain SailGP Team:

  • Driver: Ben Ainslie
  • Wing Trimmer: Iain Jensen
  • Flight Controller: Luke Parkinson
  • Grinder: Nick Hutton, Neil Hunter
  • Reserve Sailor: Ben Cornish
  • Strategist: Hannah Mills
  • Reserve Strategist: Hannah Diamond
  • Coach: Rob Wilson

New Zealand SailGP Team:

  • Driver: Peter Burling
  • Wing Trimmer: Blair Tuke
  • Flight Controller: Andy Maloney
  • Grinder: Josh Junior, Marcus Hansen, Louis Sinclair
  • Strategist: Liv Mackay
  • Coach: Ray Davies

Spain SailGP Team:

  • Driver: Diego Botin
  • Wing Trimmer: Florian Trittel
  • Flight Controller: Joel Rodriguez
  • Grinder: Jake LilleyG, Joan Cardona, James Wierzbowski
  • Strategist: Nicole van der Verlden
  • Coach: Hamish Willcox

Switzerland SailGP Team:

  • Driver: Sébastien Schneiter
  • Wing Trimmer: Glen Ashby
  • Flight Controller: Jason Saunders
  • Grinder: Jérémy Bachelin, Guy Endean, Nils Theuninck
  • Strategist & Grinder: Laurane Mettraux
  • Sailing Advisor & Strategist: Nathan Outteridge
  • Coach: Jacopo Plazzi

SailGP New Zealand 2023 Schedule (Local Time):

Saturday, March 18, 2023:

  • Christchurch Race Day 1 2023 – 07:12
  • Christchurch Race Day 2 2023 – 07:38
  • Christchurch Race Day 3 2023 – 08:04

Sunday, March 19, 2023:

  • Christchurch Race Day 4 2023 – 07:12
  • Christchurch Race Day 5 2023 – 07:31
  • Christchurch Race Day 6 2023 – 08:04

SailGP Season 3 Championship Standings (after nine events):

1: Australia – 76 points

2: New Zealand – 64 points

3: France – 63 points

4: Great Britain – 61 points

5: Denmark – 57 points

6: United States – 52 points

7: Canada – 49 points

8: Spain – 27 points

9: Switzerland – 25 points

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