The seventh challenger for Act 1 of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ is announced today in the form of New Zealand-flagged Tawera Racing, which will compete as a full season entry.
Two wildcard entries are set to join the fray at Act 1 of this year’s Extreme Sailing Series™ in Muscat, alongside six full season squads, organisers and owner OC Sport announced today.
After securing its third season podium in the Extreme Sailing Series™ last year, 2017 will see Red Bull Sailing Team return to compete in the adrenaline-fuelled Stadium Racing circuit, spearheaded by Austrian superstars Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher.
Ernesto Bertarelli has had outstanding success in world sailing, not least winning the America’s Cup twice, but the Extreme Sailing Series™ still thrills him and the Alinghi owner would love nothing more this year than to successfully defend the title his team won in 2016.
From the drawing board to the water, since 2007 the Extreme Sailing Series™ has transformed the world of professional inshore sailing.
Whether you’re a hard-core sailing fan or a wide-eyed newbie, the Extreme Sailing Series™ has something for everyone. The free to enter public Race Village puts fans right at the heart of the action - racing their catamarans at full throttle just off the waterfront, the sailors can hear the roar of the fans, who experience the competition up close like never before. And fans around the world can follow online through live video streaming and dynamic SAP Sailing Analytics.
2016 sees the Extreme 40 replaced by the GC32 as the new weapon of choice, with even higher top speeds than its predecessor.
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Combine the excitement of GC32 racing with a first class Guest Experience.
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