This weekend in Halifax Nova Scotia was a home to spectacular Sail Grand Prix hydrofoiling catamaran racing. City was an exceptional host and international foiling sailboats competition is expected to return to city next year and 2026.

With incredibly tough conditions in halifax harbour for the inaugural ROCKWOOL Canada Sail Grand Prix, Emirates Great Britain overcame all challenges to secure their first win since last September – and Giles Scott his maiden victory in Sail Grand Prix.

This was the first ever Sail Grand Prix to be held on Canadian waters, and it seems the reception from the event was more than expected.

Thousands of fans packed onto viewing area on the Halifax and Dartmouth waterfronts in order to get up close and personal to the foiling catamarans, which could often reach speeds surpassing 90 kilometres an hour.

While it may be hard to tell exactly how many people watched the races, organizers on Saturday were very happy with the reception from crowds, and competitors said the cheers made the high speed races even more exciting.

SailGP is high speed, high tech and high impact. This global foiling water sports championship combines cutting-edge tech, iconic global venues, elite athletes and record-breaking speeds to create the most exciting racing on water.

Rival teams from the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Canada, France, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Spain battle it out at iconic venues around the world in short, intense races for a total prize pot of $7 million. Teams compete in identical hydrofoiling F50 catamarans that fly above the water at electrifying speeds approaching 100 km/h. Fan-centric and close-to-shore, each SailGP Championship culminates in a $2 million, three-boat, winner-takes-all Grand Final.

Fore more details on this amazing foiling catamaran sailing race check Sail Grand Prix race report page at