Mubadala Investment sponsors the SailGP season finale
The Mubadala Investment Company has signed on as the title sponsor for the final regatta of SailGP’s second season, which will include the $1 million podium race.
The Mubadala United States Sail Grand Prix is scheduled for March 26-27 in San Francisco Bay. Defending champion Team Australia, skippered by Tom Slingsby, and Team USA, skippered by Jimmy Spithill, have already qualified for the podium race. The third team will be determined during the fleet race portion of the San Francisco Regatta.
Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala will also be the presenting partner of SailGP Inspire Learning, which will help introduce more than 1,000 youngsters to various aspects of sailing in the month leading up to the regatta, which will be contested on 50-meter hydrofoil catamarans. feet.
Spithill, who led Oracle Team USA to a thrilling America’s Cup win in San Francisco Bay in 2013, is thrilled to have the chance to compete for the grand prize.
“I would sum up our season as a wild ride. He’s had it all: accidents, capsizes, fractures, collisions, etc., we’ve been there,” he said. “What is important is that we are in the final. We started the season in last place, but fighting to get back as a new team in the United States roster, we’ve crawled up and have a shot at the million dollar mark.
“Once you think about it, it’s amazing the impact you can have. It’s been an amazing educational experience for all of us.