For the seventh year running, the fleet will race in China’s Olympic sailing city, Qingdao. Notorious for its changeable weather conditions, there is no telling what the fleet will face as the crews head out to battle each day, with conditions ranging from gales to flat calms, unexpected gusts and fog.
Where is the best place to watch?
Fushan Bay, the 2008 Beijing Olympic sailing venue, provides the stadium, while outside the breakwater the fleet can also take advantage of open water racing.
Spectators can watch for free from anywhere around Fushan Bay and pay a visit to the free-to-enter Race Village for the Land Rover Experience Zone and to browse the Zhik shop for official Extreme Sailing Series merchandise.
1 EXTREME CLUB
2 VIP PONTOON
4 OPEN WATER RACING
5 STADIUM RACING
6 TECHNICAL AREA
7 LAND ROVER EXPERIENCE ZONE
8 ZHIK SHOP
9 FIRST AID
10 MEDICAL CENTRE (OLYMPIC SAILING CENTRE)
Friday 28 April
Saturday 29 April
Sunday 30 April
Monday 1 May
Follow the racing remotely
If you can’t make it down to the water’s edge then there are plenty of ways to keep up to date with the action…
You can follow the racing on the official Extreme Sailing Series™ social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube
Racing will be streamed live on the official Facebook and YouTube channels and will be broadcast live on multiple TV channels worldwide. - Follow the official social media channels:
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- Racing will be streamed live on days three and four on the official Facebook and YouTube channels
- The final 90 minutes of racing on day four will be broadcast live on multiple TV channels around the globe
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The Extreme Sailing Series™ offers a range of VIP packages to suit all requirements so, whether you just want to soak up the atmosphere while mingling with the world-class sailors in the Extreme Club or go for the ride of your life on board a flying GC32 during Stadium Racing, there is a package available for you.
The largest city in China’s eastern Shandong Province, Qingdao boasts a mixture of the old and new. The modern city has preserved its 20th century history alongside the development of its impressive new downtown skyline, so it offers plenty of culture for tourists to soak up. Visitors can enjoy the diverse food scene, sample the locally brewed and globally-renowned Tsingtao beer, and experience the 2008 Olympic legacy with a visit to the dedicated museum.