ROLEX JOINS SAILGPRedefining sailing

Rolex is Presenting Partner and Official Timepiece of SailGP, the annual championship that is redefining sailing.

SailGP — Yacht racing at its most exciting

A new global racing league

Established in 2018 and headquartered in London and San Francisco, SailGP is an annual championship featuring bold, cutting-edge technology and extraordinary skill and athleticism. The fan-centric inshore competition takes place in some of the world’s most famous harbours and culminates with a winner-takes-all match race. National teams from Australia, China, France, Great Britain, Japan and the United States compete in identical, supercharged F50 catamarans, engineered for intense racing at speeds exceeding 50 knots (nearly 60 mph/100 kph).

Six teams, five cities around the world

SailGP’s inaugural event of Season 1 took place on 15 February, when national teams from Australia, China, France, Great Britain, Japan and the United States raced each other on Sydney Harbour in the fastest, most technologically advanced boats in the world. The championship moved to San Francisco in May, with further legs in New York in June and Cowes (UK) in August. It culminates in a
winner-takes-all race in Marseille, France, in September.

The evolution of sailing

SailGP represents a key milestone in the evolution of yachting and enables Rolex to further enhance its 60-year relationship with the sport. As a brand, Rolex has always appreciated endeavours that combine the highest levels of technology with towering individual talent. SailGP meets such a vision.

Rolex timepieces and clocks will be visible throughout all SailGP events, and featured on each of the six supercharged F50 catamarans – the world’s fastest race boat.

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Above: Roger Federer taking a shot; below: an ongoing match at the Australian Open court
Roger Federer kissing his trophy

Yacht-Master II

Created to be the ultimate skipper’s watch, the Yacht-Master II features a mechanical memory countdown function. It continues to set new standards in the world of yacht racing, just like the ground-breaking SailGP championship.