Rolex is the exclusive Global Presenting Partner and Official Watch of the SailGP championship, a regatta circuit that sees the fastest sailing yachts compete against each other; The races take place on the seas around the world, aboard foiling F50 catamarans that seem to fly over the water.

The races take place on the seas around the world, aboard foiling F50 catamarans that seem to fly over the water.

"The SailGP represents a milestone in the evolution of yachting. The boats use the latest technology, while the competitions continue to bring the general public closer to the sport."

Sir Ben Ainslie

Innovation in the service of performance

Crews made up of some of the best sailors in the world. Identical catamarans, with foils and rigid wingsails, capable of speeding at 50 knots (almost 100 km/h). Breathtaking races lasting a maximum of fifteen minutes. A season organised on the seas of five continents. Inaugurated in 2019, the SailGP circuit has redefined the world of boat racing with innovative catamarans undergoing continuous improvement. These flying yachts sporting the colours of the countries they represent embody the present and future of the sport.

The SailGP championship also gave rise to the Impact League, the Women’s Pathway programme and SailGP Inspire, initiatives that aim to promote sustainability and diversity in the sailing world.

Sir Ben Ainslie - Rolex Testimonee The multiple medallist sailor

With four gold medals and one silver medal, Sir Ben Ainslie achieved the exceptional feat of winning a medal in the five consecutive Olympic Games in which he competed.

The British sailor competes for the Royal Yacht Squadron, of which Rolex has been a partner since the 1980s. Besides being skipper of the Great Britain team, he is also one of the spearheads of the SailGP circuit.

Sir Ben Ainslie wears a Yacht-Master 42.

Hannah Mills - Rolex Testimonial A skipper who cares about inclusion

With two gold and one silver medal, Hannah Mills is the most successful female Olympic sailor in history. Winner of the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award in 2016 and 2021, she serves as tactician for the British team participating in the SailGP. Mills, SailGP’s ambassador for sustainable development, is also strongly committed to the inclusion of women in sailing.

Hannah Mills wears a Yacht-Master 37.

Rolex and sailing
A partnership with the wind in its sails

Yacht clubs, famous sailors, iconic offshore races and some of the most acclaimed competitions: for over 60 years, Rolex has had privileged links with the sailing world. A major partner in numerous boat races, the brand shares its quest for excellence and passion for high performance with the representatives of this discipline who cherish its spirit.