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Tickets now available for Ainslie’s Cowes SailGP

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Fans can now secure tickets to Sir Ben Ainslie’s SailGP home debut when the global championship returns to Cowes on August 14 and 15.

Following a dominant performance in Sydney at the first event of the season, the Great Britain SailGP Team presented by INEOS established itself as a title front-runner and will face off against six other national teams on the Solent, which saw some of the most thrilling action in Season One.

Cowes SailGP Season Two will take place during Cowes Week and fans can purchase tickets via Ticketmaster, currently available at a 10 per cent discount until April 2.

Land-based ticket holders will have access to a premium view of the racecourse from Egypt Point, while Blue Funnel Cruises will transport fans with on-water tickets to the centre of the action beside the flying F50 catamarans. Additionally, the global championship has curated a new behind-the-scenes experience that includes an exclusive tour of the SailGP Technical Area at ABP Port for an up-close look at the world-class athletes and record-breaking race boats.

Ainslie said: “Sydney was one of the best sailing events I’ve ever taken part in and it was also a great start to the SailGP season for the team. However, Cowes is the event we are most looking forward to. Nothing beats competing in front of your own fans, it’s always a special moment to see the packed shoreline of supporters”

Land-based access tickets provide fans with a front-row view of the world’s fastest sail race boats along the shoreline at Egypt Point on the Cowes seafront. Tickets start at £25.

In partnership with Blue Funnel Cruises, on-water tickets offer a spectacular view in the heart of the action. At £60, the On-Water Go viewing experience is like no other, as guests are transported via boat to the race area, and are stationed within the perimeter of the track for the racing.