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‘Team Extreme Qingdao’ announced as home nation entry for Chinese Act of 2014 Extreme Sailing Series

In just over one week, China’s 2008 ‘Olympic Sailing City’ of Qingdao will welcome the formidable fleet of Extreme 40s to Fushan Bay, with the home nation entry ‘Team Extreme Qingdao’ bolstering the elite level racing fleet to 12 boats, including two of China’s top sailing stars.

VIDEO: Extreme 40s head to China’s Olympic Sailing City

In one week the fleet of 12 Extreme 40s, including home nation entry 'Team Extreme Qingdao' will line up on one of the most notorious stadium racecourses on the global tour, at the Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3 Qingdao, for the 'Double Star Mingren' Cup, 1-4 May.

How important is the final double points race?

The final race of each Extreme Sailing Series™ Act is worth double points, and more often than not the outcome of the event is riding on it. Using the SAP sailing analytics, we took a look at all of the final races from the last 16 months, and found that keeping a cool head and performing under pressure can make all the difference.

VIDEO: The Fittest Bowman

There is no doubt you have to be incredibly fit to race in the Extreme Sailing Series™, and one of the most physically demanding roles is that of the Bowman. We strapped a heart rate monitor to SAP Extreme Sailing Team's Peter Wilbroe, and Alinghi's Yves Detrey, to see just how hard work it is.

Kiteboarder takes on high-speed Land Rover Extreme 40 catamaran in the gulf of Oman

From 19-22 March, the blue waters of Muscat, Oman hosted the international Extreme Sailing Series™ - the second Act of the 2014 global tour that attracts the world’s best sailors to race on the short, sharp Stadium-style racecourses.

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