Inside The Series
About The Racing
In 2013, each Act will consist of four days of racing. Each Act will be true to the core aspirations of the Extreme Sailing Series™ ethos - mixing ‘open-water’ racing with ‘stadium’ short-course racing in front of the public, including all the various disciplines and courses used already from fleet racing to match racing, straight line duels and speed trials. A large investment will be made again in the on-water umpiring – essential for ensuring the fans know the results as they watch, rather than wait for post-event protests.
Taking control of the Extreme 40 Class in 2010 from the creators, TornadoSport, has allowed the organisers to develop the rules of both the event and boats in unison, to ensure a more equal chance to win, and also drive down many of the costs for the teams. Limiting the number of sails each team can have and reducing the price, decreased support costs with a central Tech Zone and team, and managing all shipping logistics centrally are some examples of both return on investment for team sponsors, and ensure sporting equality regardless of budget size.
A typical budget for a competitive year long campaign will range between 650k and 850k Euros. Charters range between 100K - 150K per year, second hand Purchase prices range 250K - 300K and a new build Extreme 40, ready to sail is €379500.
Developing further the public events side, the organiser has committed to providing an eight-hour mix of entertainment on ‘public’ days. On the water a number of support acts, like the Olympic 49er class, windsurfing and kite boarding, will build up to the main Extreme 40 headline act. A strong local community and charity campaign in each venue will see children given the chance to get on the water each morning. Wrapped around the on-water competition will be a comprehensive on-shore entertainment programme within the race village from interactive entertainment to music, alongside bars and food outlets.
Live TV online:
Sunset+Vine|APP will be producing the live race coverage in 2013 providing multi-camera coverage from the racecourse and graphics from Official Technical Partner to the Series, SAP. The live coverage will be streamed online via the official website and will be syndicated to other sailing sites too on the stadium racing days (days two-four). BBC’s Olympic commentator, Richard Simmonds, will lead the commentary team.
Live Race Console:
Follow all the action in one place via the Extreme Sailing Series LIVE RACE CONSOLE… Live TV, leaderboard, Twitter updates, Facebook, YouTube, interactive commenting – all the relevant content aggregated in a single viewing console. The Live Race Console will be available from the first day of each Act.
Get the Official Extreme Sailing Series™ app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad now! All the latest news and information, spectacular video and images as well as a live race console and full race results from each Act at your fingertips, as well as the chance to upload fan's photos via flickr. Putting sailing at the heart of spectators.