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SailGP: Dún Laoghaire and Cork chase SailGP event hosting

by Sail-World.com 26 Sep 2021 14:26 PDT 27 September 2021
SailGP fleet in action on Race Day 2 at Denmark SailGP, Event 4, Season 2 in Aarhus, Denmark © Ricardo Pinto/SailGP

According to a report in the Irish Examiner, Fáilte Ireland chiefs and officials from Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council are in discussions with SailGP to host an event and possibly enter a team.

The report says that while Dún Laoghaire is the likely venue, Cork, on the shortlist to host the next America's Cup is alos – which is vying to host the next America's Cup.

A Fáilte Ireland spokesperson confirmed talks with SailGP are under way, says The Irish Examiner.

They said: “One key element under discussion is the space needed on shore."

Andrew Thompson, SailGP's chief commercial and financial officer, told the Irish Examiner: "SailGP opened its bid process for season 3 – starting 2022 – in March.

"SailGP received an overwhelming response from across the globe.

"Among the cities that approached SailGP is an expression of interest from a bid team from Dublin, Ireland.

"There is no doubt that Ireland would be a fantastic destination to host our annual, global racing league featuring the sport’s best athletes."

For the full report click here

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