Global sailing league SailGP has joined forces with Sky TV and New Zealand Media and
Entertainment (NZME) to bring its adrenaline-filled racing to even more Kiwis.
With the Championship League’s Grand Final kicking off this weekend in San Francisco,
local fans will have every opportunity to immerse themselves in the scintillating Season 2
finisher. Kicking off at 10am on March 27/28 (NZDT), Kiwis can tune into Sky Sport or free to
air on nzherald.co.nz, where all the gripping race action will be broadcast live.
Headed up by the decorated duo, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, the New Zealand SailGP
Team join the eight nation fleet as they battle it out for the highly coveted USD $1 million top
prize, all against the beautiful backdrop of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
With proven track records of world-class broadcast and digital sports coverage, Sky and
NZME’s joint partnership signals a collaborative commitment to elevate, enhance and deliver
the best sports entertainment for all New Zealanders.
Locals can catch all the live SailGP Grand Final action from their TV, computer or mobile
device, making it even more accessible and exciting to get behind our Kiwi athletes
performing on the world stage.
SailGP Commercial Director and Head of Event Karl Budge said: “It’s fantastic to be working
with NZME and Sky to bring the action-packed, boat-to-boat racing to more Kiwis than ever
before. New Zealand is such a key market for SailGP and with a four year event
commitment, a long-term home too. We wanted to ensure as many Kiwis as possible could
get in behind the team in the Grand Final.
“It’s been a thrilling season with eight boats on a very tight course with capsizes, crashes
and daring passing manoeuvres aplenty. The Grand Final is certainly one to watch, and the
great news for Kiwis is the timezones make this weekend’s racing on at a very
viewer-friendly time for fans here in New Zealand.”
Shayne Currie, Managing Editor NZME said: “NZME is thrilled to be partnering with Sky to
showcase the SailGP finals weekend through our live, free to air broadcast via
nzherald.co.nz. Kiwis love the thrill and intensity of high-stakes sailing, and with so many of
New Zealand’s best sailing athletes in action for SailGP this is an exciting time for the New
Zealand Herald to be bringing this event to our audience. That’s why we’ve got one of our
sports journalists reporting live from San Francisco for NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB to
capture the excitement of the racing and the atmosphere and magic of the event.”
Adam Crothers, Sky’s Head of Sport Partnerships said: “Every moment of SailGP action has
your heart in your throat. It’s fresh, exciting, showcases the best men and women
competitors on the water, and it’s just what our customers are after. We want New
Zealanders to get right in behind Season 3 when the comp will go live out of Christchurch in
March 2023, so we’re delighted to partner with NZME to share the final weekend of Season
Just like riding on a high-flying F50 catamaran, all SailGP race coverage on Sky Sport and
nzherald.co.nz will be captured from every angle, delivering a full-immersive viewing
Don’t miss the live action, with the New Zealand SailGP Team touted as the unassailable
front-runners to take out the SailGP Impact League, a world-first podium for the planet
designed to make sustainability action essential to the fabric of sport.
Check out the Mubadala United States Sail Grand Prix on Sky Sport and
nzherald.co.nz/sailgp at 10am, Sunday 27 March and 10am, Monday 28 March.