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No SailGP for Halifax in 2025, but hope remains for 2026

No SailGP for Halifax in 2025, but hope remains for 2026
No SailGP for Halifax in 2025, but hope remains for 2026


The Canadian SailGP is disappointed after the news that the international sailing tournament will not come to Halifax next year.

On Tuesday, SailGP announced its 2025 schedule, but it did not include any races in Canada.

Expectations were high after a successful race in Halifax in June.

“The announcement of SailGP Season 5 is a disappointment to all of us, especially as our first Canadian event was a remarkable, record-breaking success with over 50,000 spectators in attendance,” a statement from the Canadian SailGP team said.

“Sail Nova Scotia is already in discussions with SailGP to confirm an event in 2026, and we are optimistic that we will be back in Canada for Season 6.”

According to Sail Nova Scotia, a study is currently underway to assess the economic impact of the recent event in Halifax. The study found that the Season 4 races contributed an average of $19 million to the regional economy.

“The ROCKWOOL Canada Sail Grand Prix was the culmination of more than two years of work by a great team and resulted in a tremendous success for our city, province and country. We look forward to 2026 with confidence that we can make the event even bigger and better,” said Frank Denis, Executive Director of Sail Nova Scotia.