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Act 5, St Petersburg, presented by SAP

PETER AND PAUL FORTRESS

1 September - 4 September 2016

Racecourse size: 800 x 300 metres

Race Village opens: 1 September

Where is it happening?

Set on the Neva River in the centre of St Petersburg, the narrow stadium racetrack is surrounded by beautiful iconic buildings. The river presents the sailors with two knots of current and very shifty wind conditions. When the wind funnels down the river from the west it can blow really hard.

Where is the best place to watch?

The free to enter public Race Village is located right in the heart of St Petersburg on Zayachii island, at Peter and Paul Fortress, and the fleet will race on the Neva River against a historical backdrop that includes the world famous Palace Embankment, the site of the Winter Palace, and the Peter and Paul Fortress, between the famous Troitskiy and Drovtsovyy bridges.

Between races public can visit the Land Rover Experience Zone where they have the opportunity to experience the unique off-road capabilities of a Land Rover, right in the heart of this beautiful city. With even a miniature version for the kids!

Event Schedule

Thursday 1 September

  • 11:00:
    Race Village Opens
  • 10:00 - 18:00:
    Land Rover Kids Experience Zone & Land Rover Experience Zone open
  • 11:00 - 19:00:
    Red Bull Wigwam open (seating available)
  • 11:00 - 19:00:
    SAP Beach Club open and SAP big screen showing 3D footage of racing
  • 14:00-17:00:
    Stadium Racing
  • 19:00:
    Race Village Closes

Friday 2 September

  • 11:00:
    Race Village Opens
  • 10:00 - 18:00:
    Land Rover Kids Experience Zone & Land Rover Experience Zone open
  • 11:00 - 19:00:
    Coco Beach Volleyball court available for use
  • 11:00 - 19:00:
    Red Bull Wigwam open (seating available)
  • 11:00 - 19:00:
    SAP Beach Club open and SAP big screen showing 3D footage of racing
  • 14:00-17:00:
    Stadium Racing
  • 19:00:
    Race Village Closes

Saturday 3 September

  • 11:00:
    Race Village Opens
  • 10:00 - 18:00:
    Land Rover Kids Experience Zone & Land Rover Experience Zone open
  • 11:00 - 19:00:
    Coco Beach Volleyball court available for use
  • 11:00 - 19:00:
    Red Bull Wigwam open (seating available)
  • 11:00 - 19:00:
    SAP Beach Club open and SAP big screen showing 3D footage of racing
  • 14:00-17:00:
    Stadium Racing
  • 19:00:
    Race Village Closes

Sunday 4 September

  • 11:00:
    Race Village Opens
  • 10:00 - 18:00:
    Land Rover Kids Experience Zone & Land Rover Experience Zone open
  • 11:00 - 19:00:
    Coco Beach Volleyball court available for use
  • 11:00 - 19:00:
    Red Bull Wigwam open (seating available)
  • 11:00 - 19:00:
    SAP Beach Club open and SAP big screen showing 3D footage of racing
  • 14:00-17:00:
    Stadium Racing
  • 17:45:
    Prize Giving
  • 19:00:
    Race Village Closes

Race village

​1 - Entrance
2 - Land Rover Kids Experience Zone
3 - Land Rover Experience Zone
4 - Race Area
5 - Coco Beach Tennis and Volleyball Club
6 - SAP Beach Club
7 - SAP Big Screen
8 - Extreme Club
9 - Media Centre
10 - Pontoon
11 - Red Bull Wigwam

About The Venue

Considered by many as one of the world’s most picturesque cities, St Petersburg has all the ingredients for an unforgettable experience: art, lavish architecture, an extraordinary history and rich cultural traditions; but also a modern bohemian side including edgy art galleries and delectable dining. The Historic Centre of St Petersburg and Related Group of Monuments is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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: