New York SailGP media accreditation opens
Friday, May 17, 2019 10:52 AM
May 17, 2019 – SailGP will bring the world’s fastest on-water sail racing to the East Coast for the first time, introducing New Yorkers, area residents and visitors alike to the thrilling excitement of the new global sports league.
Next month, the iconic metropolis will serve as the backdrop for New York SailGP, taking place on Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, on the lower Hudson River, with the SailGP Race Village located at Brookfield Place.
The Hudson River, known for the changing wind shifts through the Manhattan skyscrapers, strong currents and tidal flow, will test the world-class athletes to their limits.
Accreditation is now open for New York SailGP. Media can apply via the media accreditation portal. All applications will be reviewed within 10 working days and the deadline to apply is June 14.
SailGP is offering an exclusive, discounted hotel rate of $209 (plus tax) for accredited media at the Frederick Hotel, located in the heart of Manhattan in TriBeCa, just a half mile from the Media Center. Rooms can be booked here and the deadline for reservations at this rate is June 14.
June 20 // New York SailGP press conference and official training day (further details to come)
June 20-22 // Media Center open at Brookfield Place
June 21 // 5-6:30 p.m. racing – three fleet races including all six teams
June 22 // 5-6:30 p.m. racing – two fleet races and a match race final between the top two teams; award ceremony following racing