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Act 3, Cardiff, UK


23 June - 26 June 2016

Racecourse size: 1000 x 250 metres

Race Village opens: 24 June

Where is it happening?

The adrenaline fuelled Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to Cardiff for the fifth year running. Now a firm favourite on the Cardiff summer sports calendar, watch eight of the world’s top sailing teams battle it out in Cardiff Bay, Europe’s Largest Waterfront Development.

Where is the best place to watch?

The award-winning Stadium Racing format is ideal for spectators providing exciting views of the racecourse from the waterfront and Barrage, whilst on land there’s something for everyone.

Anything else we should know?

Whether you’re a hard-core sailing fan or a wide-eyed newbie, the Extreme Sailing Series™ has something for everyone. The public Race Village, next to the Norwegian Church on the waterfront, provides the perfect viewing platform for Stadium Racing. Entry to the Race Village is free and activities include a 360 virtual GC32 sailing experience, a kids zone including the Team Extreme BMX skate ramp, Go Kart Party and a climbing wall, as well as the opportunity to try out the Glamorgan Cricket Experience and the Cardiff Blues rugby target. Cardiff International White Water and Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre will also give visitors the chance to try out a Paddle Ergo and Laser Blast. Otherwise relax, listen to the live commentary, music, and grab a drink and bite to eat from the bar and food stalls.

Please note, the Cardiff Triathlon will be taking place on Sunday 26th June making it a full weekend of sport in the Bay.

Racing in the Bay will take place between 14:00 - 17:00 (17:45 on Saturday) across the 3 days. Back on land, on the Saturday and Sunday, the public Race Village will host family fun activities, a bar, mouth-watering food stalls and live music.

Event Schedule

Thursday 23 June

  • 14:00 - 17:00:
    Stadium Racing (*Race Village is not open today but come along to watch the racing)

Friday 24 June

  • 11:00:
    Race Village opens
  • 14:00 - 17:00:
    Stadium Racing
  • 18:00:
    Race Village closes

Saturday 25 June

  • 11:00:
    Race Village opens
  • 11:00 - 12:30:
    Stand Up Paddle Board demonstration
  • 11:15 - 12:30:
    Optimist racing
  • 13:45 - 16:45:
    Stadium Racing
  • 18:00:
    Race Village closes

Sunday 26 June

  • 11:00:
    Race Village opens
  • 11:00 - 12:30:
    Stand Up Paddle Board demonstration
  • 14:00 - 17:00:
    Stadium Racing
  • 17:45:
    Prize giving
  • 18:00:
    Race Village closes

Race village

​1 - GC32 Moorings
2 - Race Area
3 - Extreme Club
4 - Pontoon
5 - RYA Stand
6 - Bar & Food Stands
7 - Climbing Wall
8 - Viewing Area
9 - Technical Area
10 - Public Viewing Area
11 - Team Extreme - BMX
12 - Go Kart Party
13 - Race Village Entrance

About The Venue

Cardiff, or Caerdydd in Welsh (pronounced Cayer-deeth) is the capital and largest city in Wales - a city full of surprises for visitors. The art collection at the National Museum draws visitors from all over the world while the striking slate and steel structure of The Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay is not to be missed. The city is Wales’ chief commercial centre, the base for most national cultural and sporting institutions, the Welsh national media, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales.

What you need to know

If you can’t make it down to the water’s edge but want to keep up to date with all the action, the Extreme Sailing Series™ website ‘LIVE’ page will serve as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for live video, live streaming of the SAP Sailing Analytics and dynamic leaderboards. Fans can also follow the event twitter handle @extremesailing for all the updates from the water as it happens. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #extremesailing.

‘Stadium Racing’ will be streamed live to the website with expert commentary and analytics from technical partner SAP.

You can also join the chat on the official social media channels:

How to get there

Road Diversions Sunday 26 June

Are you heading the Extreme Sailing Series on Sunday? Please note a number of roads in the Cardiff Bay area will be closed from 6.30am until 12.30pm for the Cardiff Triathlon. Therefore the best routes to the Bay are…

·The A4232, and exit at the junction for Mermaid Quay

·The Central Link road and park in the Pierhead Street multi story car park

Click here for full list of road closures in the Bay

You can find more information here: