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SailGP Celebrates Success in Immersive Style

A celebration event utilized massive custom projections to recognize this new sport's growth

On the evening of Monday, May 13, historical landmark and immersive event venue Hall des Lumières hosted a summer kick-off event to preview the Mubadala New York Sail Grand Prix, one of the final legs of the fourth season for the international sailing competition SailGP. This sport debuted in 2019 and features international teams navigating high-performance F50 foiling catamarans blistering across the water at speeds over 60 MPH. 

The event celebrated the meteoric growth of the league with custom projections spanning across the venue’s multi-story columns, marble walls, skylights, expansive floors, and soaring 40-foot-high ceilings. The visuals captured the SailGP experience with race footage and visual tributes to the teams and the ten countries representing the rising tides of the sport. 

Guests mingled over drinks and cocktails including the “SailGP Spritz,” then gathered on the ground floor for speeches from SailGP CEO and sailing legend Russell Coutts and New York City Tourism + Conventions COO Natalie Koepff. This was followed by a roundtable panel featuring four members of the SailGP USA team. 

Click through the photos to see inside this immersive event!


All photos courtesy The Pollack Group

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