In urban areas, traffic congestion is only increasing and proximity to transportation infrastructure such as large or busy highways, airports, railways, and other public transportation hubs leave you susceptible to higher levels of noise pollution.


Sydney 28-29 Feb

Extreme weather, sustainability and water scarcity

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San Francisco 2-3 May

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New York 12-14 Jun

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Cowes 14-15 Aug

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Copenhagen 11-12 Sep

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Cities are the future

With the F50 catamaran reaching eye-watering speeds of up to 100 km/h on the waters of Sydney, San Francisco, New York, Cowes and Copenhagen, these cities will no doubt be the center of epic challenges amongst the best nations of sailing teams.

People, technology and the power of nature are just some of the driving forces that the world’s best on-water athletes will need to harness to achieve victory.

And these challenges are also true for the cities that they race in. Today, some 3.9 billion people live in cities – and the urban population is expected to grow by another 2.5 billion by 2050, according to the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects.

Meanwhile, these densely populated and built-up areas are not realising their full potential to drive sustainable development and prosperity.

2020 Season Events

  • Sydney, AU 28-29 February
  • San Francisco, USA 2-3 May
  • New York, USA 12-14 June
  • Cowes, UK 14-15 August
  • Copenhagen, DK 12-13 September
  • More will be announced

Are you as hyped as we are?

  • Increased urbanisation - More people move to our cities every day. How can the urban environment remain a great place to live while it is continuously growing?
  • Climate change - Seventy percent of cities are already dealing with the effects of climate change. How can we improve the resilience of our cities in the face of increasingly extreme climatic conditions?
  • Achieving a low-carbon society - Cities account for more than 70 percent of CO2 emissions worldwide. How can we create urban spaces that help tackle climate change, not accelerate it?
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