Ribco returns as official chase boat for Sydney SailGP

Ribco returns as official chase boat for Sydney SailGP

SailGP has appointed Ribco, a leader in premium Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs), as the official chase boat partner for the upcoming Sydney SailGP. Following a hugely successful inaugural event last year, the Ribco RIBs will return to the iconic Sydney Harbour for the Season 2 opening event, held February 28-29, 2020.

SailGP is an annual, global sports championship featuring bold, cutting-edge technology and awe-inspiring athleticism. Rival national teams from around the globe battle it out in identical supercharged F50 catamarans racing at speeds exceeding 50 knots.

From luxury tender to offshore performance machines, Ribco RIBs are positioned as a seaworthy, versatile and well-built luxury performance RIB. This makes Ribco RIBs perfectly suited to keep up with the turbo-charged foiling SailGP F50 catamarans, as they take part in the world’s fastest and most exhilarating on-water racing championships.

SailGP CEO Sir Russell Coutts said: “We’re thrilled to once again work with Ribco and welcome them as official chase boat partner for Sydney SailGP. The capability of the Ribco vessels offer our SailGP guest chaser program with a racecourse experience of the highest quality and performance. There are not many boats that can keep with the F50s which is why Ribco was the perfect choice.”

Oliver Workman of Ribco Australia said: “Ribco is excited to partner with Sydney SailGP for the second consecutive year to deliver the official chase boat partner experience. Every Ribco vessel on Sydney Harbour during SailGP is the culmination of over two decades of design engineering and testing in the toughest conditions to ensure faultless operation at sea. Together with the event team we look forward to delivering guests an on-course viewing experience of unmatched luxury, speed, efficiency, safety and high-performance capability.”

SailGP Season 2 begins on February 28-29 in Sydney when seven flying F50s – representing Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, Spain and the United States – will do battle for sailings largest monetary prize and the SailGP Championship trophy. Tickets are available at SailGP.com/Sydney.