SailGP Announces First Ever Fan-vote End-of-Season Awards

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New awards will allow fans to weigh in on the most significant moments and stars who shaped Season 4

New York, USA – June 27, 2024 – As the conclusion of SailGP’s 13-event Season 4 approaches, the global racing championship has announced the launch of a new, fan-vote end-of-season awards. 

For the first time, fans worldwide will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite athletes, teams and moments from Season 4 across 10 categories, with voting now open at SailGP.com/Awards and global digital channels.

  • Voting Opens: June 27, 2024
  • Voting Closes: July 5, 2024
  • Award Announcements: July 8-13, 2024

Winners will be revealed in the lead-up to the SailGP Season 4 Grand Final in San Francisco (July 13-14), adding to the excitement and anticipation of the season’s high-stakes finale, with USD $2M in prize money on the line – the largest in the sport.

Award Categories:

A complete list of nominees included in notes to editors.

Driver of the Season: Featuring top talent such as league heavyweights Peter Burling (New Zealand) and Tom Slingsby (Australia), as well as young standout Diego Botin (Spain) and others. 

Strategist of the Season: Highlighting strategic masterminds and some of the best female athletes at SailGP, including Tash Bryant (Australia), Liv Mackay (New Zealand) Hannah Mills (Great Britain) and others.

Grinder Team of the Season: Celebrating the powerhouse grinders from all ten teams.

Flight Controller of the Season: Acknowledging exceptional controllers like Jason Waterhouse (Australia) and Andy Maloney (New Zealand).

Wing Trimmer of the Season: Recognizing skilful trimmers including Blair Tuke (New Zealand) and Florian Trittel (Spain).

Coach of the Season: Honoring the league’s top coaches – the stars behind the scenes – including  Ben Durham (Australia) and Philippe Presti (Canada).

Moment of the Season: Reliving dramatic moments such as the United States’ stunning capsize in Bermuda and New Zealand’s photo finish victory at the Emirates Dubai Sail Grand Prix presented by P&O Marinas.

Racetrack of the Season: Celebrating all the spectacular venues of Season 4.

Breakthrough Impact League Moment of the Season: Recognizing the best sustainability and inclusivity initiatives from teams, on and off the water.

SailGP F50 Season 4 Dream Team: Comprising the best athletes from each position, as voted by you.

Votes can be cast on SailGP.com/Awards and @sailgp . 

Media accreditation for SailGP Season 4 Grand Final is now open – learn more and apply today via the SailGP Media Hub.

Credit: SailGP

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