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  Canadian SailGP Team

Canada SailGP Team is an independent team which joined the league at the start of Season 3. Canada SailGP Team and its partners are committed to increasing sailing’s popularity in Canada and establishing a pathway for extraordinary athletes in the sport. The Canadian team is an entrepreneurial start up that is all about passion, purpose and risk-taking.

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  New Zealand SailGP Team

Olympic gold medalists and reigning America’s Cup champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke head up the New Zealand SailGP Team, which began its SailGP career in April 2021. The Kiwis race with purpose, supporting its Race for the Future charity partner Live Ocean - the marine conservation organization founded by Burling and Tuke. At the heart of the team is the mission of racing for a healthy ocean, and the global platform of SailGP is a powerful way to take the message of ocean restoration and protection to the world.

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ZHIK TEAM CHALLENGE

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RACE CALENDAR

EVENT 1
Bermuda SailGP - Complete

EVENT 2
United States - Complete

EVENT 3
Great Britain - Complete

EVENT 4
Denmark - Complete

EVENT 5
France - Complete

EVENT 6
Spain - Complete

EVENT 7
Dubai - Complete

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Singapore - Singapore - January 14th 2023

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Sydney - Australia - February 18th 2023

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New Zealand - Christcurch - March 18th 2023

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United States - San Francisco - May 7th 2023

TEAM CANADA - NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

The behind-the-scenes docuseries kicks off with a look back at the Season 3 opener in Bermuda, where a new dynamic emerges and the Canada SailGP Team, led by Phil Robertson, comes out swinging.

Part 2 of the season premiere tells the story of the thrilling final day of racing in Bermuda from the perspective of the rookie Canadian team, led by SailGP veteran Phil Robertson and charismatic owner Fred Pye.

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IMPACT LEAGUE

A world-first initiative to make sustainability essential to the fabric of sport and to accelerate the transition to clean energy.

What is the Impact League?

Introduced for SailGP Season 2, the Impact League tracks the positive actions our teams make to reduce their overall carbon footprint and help accelerate inclusivity in sailing.

At the end of the season there will be two podiums, with the winner of the Impact League crowned alongside the Season Champion and earning funding for its purpose partner, who supports and advises them throughout the season and is visible on the team’s livery.

How it works

SailGP's Impact League has a set of sustainability critera - social and environmental - to operate against with each team awarded points based on its fulfilment of these criteria.

The criteria range from pioneering new technologies focusing on clean energy solutions and removing all single-use plastics, to diversity and inclusion and using the team's voice for good.

RACING FOR A BETTER FUTURE

Why they are doing it

By 2050, over 570 low-lying coastal cities, including SailGP host venues such as Plymouth, Saint-Tropez and Sydney, will face projected sea level rise by at least 0.5 meters, putting more than 800 million people at risk from the impacts of rising seas, extreme weather and storm surges.

This impact will be felt across all aspects of society, but the world of sport will be particularly affected. There will be no sport without a planet to play it on. Climate impacts could fundamentally change sports locations and how they are played making sport impossible in several locations.

To mitigate this threat, the world of sport needs to come together to create a new ‘sustainable-normal’, where action on impact is not an optional extra but an intrinsic part of the status quo.

SailGP's ambition is to be the world's most sustainable and purpose-driven global sports and entertainment platform. We believe sport has the power to change the world.

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