Sailing is fast becoming a popular sport in China – and each of these youngsters could be a future star in the making. Dozens of local schoolchildren could barely contain their excitement as they met the Extreme Sailing Series™ competitors and saw their GC32 catamarans up close on the dock in Qingdao.
Alinghi torna a vincere e conquista la leadership dell'Act 2 delle Extreme Sailing Series. Il co-skipper Arnaud Psarofaghis e il suo equipaggio svizzero, hanno impressionato nelle difficili condizioni di vento leggero del secondo giorno di regate a Qingdao.
Das in diesem Jahr in die die Extreme Sailing Series™ zurückgekehrte Team Alinghi segelt bereits wieder auf Erfolgskurs und hat sich bei Act 2 nach zwei Tagen an die Spitze des Leaderboards gesetzt.
Alinghi se coloca en lo más alto de la clasificación de Extreme Sailing Series en la segunda jornada del Acto que tiene lugar hasta el lunes en Qingdao, China.
Extreme Sailing Series™ stalwarts Alinghi returned to winning ways today as they shot to the top of the Act 2 leaderboard.
He might only be 23 years old but Chinese sailor Liu Xue has already accomplished more than most. His impressive CV boasts a lap of the planet with Volvo Ocean Race fan favourites Dongfeng Race Team, America's Cup experience with China Team and numerous victories at yachting regattas in his home country.
Qingdao today lived up to its reputation as one of the trickiest venues on the Extreme Sailing Series™ as light winds limited action to just one race on the opening day of Act 2. The Chinese city, hosting the Extreme Sailing Series for the sixth time, is well known for its ability to catch sailors off guard with a fickle breeze that can go from next to nothing to gale force in a matter of minutes.
Before heading out on the water for the start of Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series™, the eight skippers were presented at a packed press conference in Qingdao. Here's what they had to say...
“It's going to be exciting, that's for sure”. That's One skipper Taylor Canfield's prediction for Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ as he prepares to face the notorious weather conditions that Qingdao famously has to offer.
On the eve of Act 2 of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series ™, our expert commentator Mark 'Corky' Rhodes looks back on a thrilling season opener in Muscat and forward to what Qingdao has in store.
With the eight teams, made up of elite-level sailors from 16 different nations, ready to begin racing on Friday 29 April, here is your guide to following the non-stop action in Qingdao, both on site and online.