NZME & Sky in San Francisco for live SailGP broadcasts

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AUCKLAND Thursday: Global sailing league SailGP has joined forces with Sky TV and NZME to bring its adrenaline-filled racing to more Kiwis.

SailGP commercial director and events head Karl Budge said: “With the Championship League’s grand final kicking off this weekend in San Francisco, local fans will have every opportunity to immerse themselves in the scintillating Season 2 finisher.

“Headed up by Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, the New Zealand SailGP team join the eight-nation fleet as they battle it out for the $US1 million prize, all against the backdrop of the Golden Gate.

“It’s fantastic to be working with NZME and Sky to bring the action-packed, boat-to-boat racing to more Kiwis than ever before. New Zealand is a key market for SailGP.

“Kicking off Sunday at 10am NZT, viewers can tune Sky Sport or fta on the Herald website, where all the race action will be live.”

“It’s been a thrilling season with eight boats on a very tight course with capsizes, crashes and daring passing manoeuvres aplenty. The great news for Kiwis is the timezones make this weekend’s racing on at a very viewer-friendly time for fans here in New Zealand.”

NZME managing ed Shayne Currie said: “Kiwis love the thrill and intensity of high-stakes sailing, and with so many of New Zealand’s best sailing athletes in action for SailGP this is an exciting time for the New Zealand Herald to be bringing this event to our audience.

“That’s why we’ve got one of our sports journalists reporting live from San Francisco for NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB to capture the excitement of the racing and the atmosphere and magic of the event.”

Sky head of sport partnerships Adam Crothers, said: “We’re delighted to partner with NZME to share the final weekend of Season 2 free-to-air.”

“Just like riding on a high-flying F50 catamaran, all SailGP race coverage on Sky Sport and will be captured from every angle, delivering a full-immersive viewing experience.”

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