Sydney isn’t just the Harbour City by name; it is by nature, too. Iconic Sydney summers revolve around the water, with picnics scattered around its edges and swimmers taking a dip in its many coves. When the Australia Sail Grand Prix | Sydney presented by KPMG whips into the harbour, the stage will be set for some seriously heart-pumping action – whether you’re big on sailing, water sports or after-party vibes.
On 17 and 18 December, top-tier athletes will return to Sydney to battle it out in the most exciting racing on water. And the reigning SailGP Champions, the Australia SailGP Team – captained by Olympic gold medallist Tom Slingsby – are the crew to beat. Go along to watch and you won’t just be calmly waving these boats in and out of the harbour. The racecourse is plotted around the waterfront so you’ll be thrillingly close to the lightning-fast, high-tech F50 catamarans flying at almost 100 kilometres per hour. With a heap of onshore action, there are a few ways to join in.
Feel the festival vibes on Shark Island
Grab the best onshore seats for witnessing all the action at Sydney Harbour National Park’s Shark Island. The Waterfront Premium package secures you a sweet little set-up right in the middle of the racecourse. Included in the ticket price are private ferry transfers from Barangaroo, a gourmet picnic hamper for seaside snacking and access to an open bar. Live race commentary and big screens keep you up to speed. Pre- and post-event entertainment will give the island a festival spirit but don’t feel like you can’t bring the kids: families with little ones aged five and older are more than welcome to take part in the fun.
Book an incredible day on Sydney Harbour. Get tickets and more information at sailgp.com/sydney.
Catch the spray from an open-top boat
Get closer to the action by securing a spot on an official spectator boat – one of the few vessels allowed within the public exclusion zone. From this vantage point, you’ll feel part of the high-speed drama of the sailing but be doing it in style. Guests with Premium tickets will enjoy an all-inclusive experience with gourmet food and beverages, while other guests will be able to bring their own food and order drinks at a cash bar.
After the ultimate luxury buzz? With an Adrenaline Yachts package, you’ll take in the racing from the deck of a high-end yacht positioned within the public exclusion zone. If you have a corporate team or group to thrill, exclusive charter or own-boat options are also available.
Get pumped at Barangaroo
As the official hub of the event, the SailGP Village located on the glittering Barangaroo waterfront will be a go-to base during the SailGP race weekend. Tours and spectator experiences depart from here and, in this non-ticketed area, everyone’s free to get in on the live entertainment.
The Australia Sail Grand Prix | Sydney, presented by KPMG, is held in partnership with the NSW Government through Destination NSW, Crown Sydney and Port Authority of New South Wales.