Sky Sports will be the sailing series’ broadcaster in the UK.


SailGP has announced that it will reach 175 territories in its second season, after a series of broadcasting deals.

The second season of the sailing series starts in Bermuda this weekend, 24-25 April, and will be shown on Sky Sports in the UK after the media rights distribution was handled by IMG. 

A new presenting team will be leading the broadcast, with Aly Vance, a former pentathlete and versatile sports broadcaster, joining as on-water reporter. In addition, US sports announcer Todd Harris and World Champion sailor Steve Morrison will commentate, with data insights and analysis provided by America’s Cup sailor David ‘Freddie’ Carr. 

Broadcasters by continent:

Sky Sports (UK), TV2 (Denmark), Canal+ Sport (France and other French-speaking territories), Sky Italia (Italy), RTVE + TV3 (Spain), ServusTV  (Germany, Switzerland and Austria), Sport TV (Portugal), VOO Sport World (Belgium), Cmore Sport (Sweden and Finland), Go (Malta), MatchTV (Russia)

SuperSport (Sub-Saharan Africa)

North America
CBS and CBS Sports (US and Canada), Flow Sports (Caribbean), Bermuda Broadcasting Channel (Bermuda),

South America
ESPN (Latin America), Band Sports (Brazil)

Jiangsu Broadcast Corporation Sports Channel, Fuijan Media Group Sports Channel, Zhibo TV, Tencent, iQIYI (China), Fox Sports Asia (Southeast Asia), TRT (Turkey), Charlton (Israel)

Fox Sports and Kayo App (Australia), Sky Sport (New Zealand)

SailGP YouTube and Facebook (where rights allow), Sport 24 (in-flight)

There are also a slew of technological innovations for the second season, including improved LiveLine-Fx 3D boundaries and augmented graphics, explainers for those new to the sport and enhanced on-board audio and camera feeds. Oracle has also deepened its relationship with the competition to provide further data analysis.

A remote production hub in London – Timeline’s Ealing Broadcast Centre – will be in use as part of an effort to lower the carbon footprint as SailGP aims to become a carbon positive event.

CEO Sir Russell Coutts said: “We are delighted that SailGP will be broadcast in 175 territories globally this season - 30 more than last season - and with such a wide array of broadcast partnerships it truly highlights the appeal of SailGP and the eagerness to showcase these intense rivalries and cutting-edge boats to sailing fans and newcomers to the sport worldwide.”