Free SailGP Event Village Launch Party

Rebecca Varidel
14th Feb 2023

This weekend enjoy a bespoke and limited SKYY SEA and SAIL pop-up bar in the heart of Barangaroo, the home of the official SailGP Village.

Ready, set, sail. As the Official White Spirits Partner of the KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix | Sydney and the Australia SailGP Team, SKYY Vodka, the only vodka enriched with the taste of Pacific Minerals, is launching a bespoke pop-up bar inspired by the ocean and sailing.

Set in the heart of Barangaroo at the SailGP Event Village, Watermans Cove – SKYY, SEA and SAIL visitors will be able to catch all the action of the event via a large screen while sipping on a SKYY Highball. As part of the pop-up, open from 18 – 19 February, guests can also experience a full cocktail menu and watch live SailGP athlete Q&As, a race boat ‘fly by’ parade and display of the Australia SailGP Team F50 race boat.

The SailGP Event Village is free to access all weekend by the public. Sydney siders and Sydney visitors who want to catch the action early at the launch party on the eve of the event, this Friday 17 February, can get their hands on a launch party ticket at Eventbrite.

Guests will be able to experience SKYY Vodka’s unique profile as the only vodka enriched with the taste of Pacific Minerals for a fresher vodka soda. Adding to the spectacle, renowned Australian host Scott Tweedie will be hosting a live Q&A with Australia SailGP Team driver Tom Slingsby.

Sydney Scoop is also really excited that one of our favourite chefs Alex Wong (Lana) has come on board for the official launch party and created a vodka and sea-inspired menu, aligning with SKYY Vodka’s history and flavour profile.

“Vodka and seafood are synonymous with elegant flavours and an enriching taste-palate experience. I’ve crafted a menu not only inspired by SKYY Vodka and the sea, but also to compliment the beverages on offer. The whole event will be an all-consuming experience which invites you to taste coastal freshness” said Alex Wong.

Marketing Director at Campari Australia and New Zealand, Paolo Marinoni, said “SailGP is the world’s most exciting racing on-water, so why not enjoy the spectacle right on the water-front as it happens? Gear up for a cracking day, all the while enjoying the premium ambience of the SKYY Vodka Bar and our bespoke drinks menu.

“We look forward to having you and watching all the fun that the weekend’s racing has to offer.”


SailGP is the world’s most exciting racing on water. The global championship features national teams battling in short, intense races at iconic stadium-style venues across the globe. The high-tech, high-speed action features sailing’s best athletes racing in identical hydrofoiling F50 catamarans, flying at speeds approaching 100 km/h. SailGP also races for a better future, championing a world powered by nature.

SailGP Season 3 Schedule // 2022-2023


May 14-15 Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess

June 18-19 T-Mobile United States Sail Grand Prix | Chicago at Navy Pier

July 30-31 Great Britain Sail Grand Prix | Plymouth

August 19-20 ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix | Copenhagen

September 10-11 Range Rover France Sail Grand Prix | Saint-Tropez

September 24-25 Spain Sail Grand Prix | Andalucía - Cádiz presented by NEAR

November 12-13 Dubai Sail Grand Prix presented by P&O Marinas


January 14-15 Singapore Sail Grand Prix

February 18-19 KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix | Sydney

March 18-19 ITM New Zealand Sail Grand Prix | Christchurch

May 6-7 United States Sail Grand Prix | San Francisco