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Trading the turf for the tide: Sam Warburton on Extreme Sailing Series™

There isn’t much that fazes the 25-year-old Welsh rugby icon. Born to one day lead his nation, he likes nothing better than a new challenge. So, when Land Rover invited him down to Cardiff Bay to take a ‘test drive’ in one of the high-speed entries in the 2013…

Nice announced as Host City for the penultimate Act of 2014

Extreme Sailing Series™ organiser OC Sport has today confirmed the bustling Mediterranean City of Nice as the Host Venue for the penultimate Act of the 2014 season, to be held 2-5 October.

Nice accueillera l’Acte 7 des Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 (FRA)

Le groupe OC Sport – organisateur des Extreme Sailing Series™ – vient de confirmer que l’avant-dernière étape de la saison 2014 des Extreme Sailing Series™ se déroulera à Nice du jeudi 2 au dimanche 5 octobre prochains.

To Foil or not to Foil - David ‘Freddie’ Carr gives his views

If anyone knows the Extreme Sailing Series™, it’s David ‘Freddie’ Carr. The British sailor raced in the inaugural circuit in 2007 – back then for the iShares Cup – before going on to win it in 2009 with Oman Sail Masirah. He is now part of the…

Five-team final race shoot-out sees Alinghi clinch victory in a game of Russian roulette

After four days and 22 races, Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Saint Petersburg presented by Land Rover came down to an edge-of-the-seat final race shoot out, with five teams gunning for the podium and no room for error.

Land Rover awards double Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ayton ‘Above and Beyond’ Award

DOUBLE Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ayton was the recipient of the second Above and Beyond Award presented by Land Rover in Saint Petersburg this morning by Land Rover Global Brand Ambassador, Hannah White, in recognition of her engagement with the grassroots sailing community.

Alinghi consigue la victoria tras una última manga digna de ruleta rusa (ESP)

Tras cuatro días y 22 mangas, el Acto 4 de San Petersburgo, presentado por Land Rover, se decidió en la última manga de la regata en la que cinco equipos tenían sus ojos puestos en el podio y nadie tenía margen de error.

Alinghi arrache la victoire en Russie (FRA)

Après quatre jours de régate et 22 manches disputées à Saint Petersbourg, l’Act 4 des Extreme Sailing Series™ presented by Land Rover s’est cloturé aujourd’hui par une ultime joute très disputée où…

Alinghi gewinnt russisches Segel-Roulette (DEU)

Nach vier Tagen mit 22 Wettfahrten ist Act 4 der Extreme Sailing Series™ presented by Land Rover in Sankt Petersburg mit einem extrem spannenden Finale zu Ende gegangen. Fünf Teams peilten am Schlusstag noch einen Platz auf dem Podest an – dementsprechend gab…

Alinghi conquista la vittoria a San Pietroburgo in un finale mozzafiato (ITA)

Si è concluso oggi dopo quattro giorni di regate e 22 prove disputate il quarto Act delle Extreme Sailing Series supportate da Land Rover, a San Pietroburgo in Russia. Grande spettacolo fino alla prova finale, a doppio punteggio, con ancora cinque team in lizza per il podio;…

VIDEO: Act 4, final day live race replay

Catch up on the action from a thrilling final day of racing on the River Neva in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

David ‘Freddie’ Carr gives us his thoughts going into the final day in Act 4

The scene is set for a massive final showdown in the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 4, Saint Petersburg presented by Land Rover, with one day of racing and a double-points final race shoot out still to come, which if yesterday’s racing is anything to go by, could see…

Six different race winners sees the tables turn on the Saint Petersburg leaderboard

A massive 10 races were sailed on penultimate day of Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Saint Petersburg presented by Land Rover, with superb sailing conditions that saw six different race winners result in a shake-up on the Act leaderboard.

VIDEO: Act 4, penultimate day live race replay

Take a look back at the action from the Saint Petersburg racecourse on the penultimate day of racing with the live race replay.

Mastering conditions and beating the clock key at Act 4, Saint Petersburg presented by Land Rover

The race conditions on the Neva River remained capricious in Saint Petersburg today for the 12-strong Extreme 40 fleet, against the backdrop of the Winter Palace and the gilded dome of St. Isaac’s Cathedral, where mastering the light breeze, overcoming the strong current…

VIDEO: Act 4, Saint Petersburg presented by Land Rover day two highlights

Catch up on the highlights from day two in the Saint Petersburg Stadium here.

VIDEO: Day two live race replay

VIDEO: Day two live race replay

  • 27th Jun 2014
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Look back on the live race replay from the second day of racing in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Testing conditions for Extreme 40 crews on opening day in Saint Petersburg

Set against a city backdrop instantly recognisable the world over, the Neva River provided the playground for the first day of Stadium Racing at Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Saint Petersburg, presented by Land Rover, where some teams thrived and others suffered…

Condizioni impegnative per gli Extreme 40 nel primo giorno di regate a San Pietroburgo (ITA)

Primo giorno di regate del quarto Act delle Extreme Sailing Series supportate da Land Rover oggi a San Pietroburgo, in Russia. Il fiume Neva, che attraversa la città, è un un campo di regata molto difficile con appena 300 metri di larghezza nel suo punto più…

Anspruchsvolle Bedingungen an Tag1 in Sankt Petersburg (DEU)

Auf dem Fluss Newa, vor der weltberühmten Kulisse der Stadt Sankt Petersburg, hat am Donnerstag Act 4 der Extreme Sailing Series™, presented by Land Rover, begonnen. Die Teams kamen mit dem engen Stadionkurs, der teilweise nur 300 Meter breit ist, unterschiedlich gut…

Las peliagudas condiciones ponen a prueba a la flota de Extreme 40 en San Petersburgo (ESP)

El río Neva ha acogido por primera vez en la historia de Extreme Sailing Series el campo de regatas de la flota de los 12 Extreme 40 que se dan cita esta semana en San Petersburgo en el Acto 4 de la temporada, presentado por Land Rover.

Des conditions éprouvantes pour le premier jour de course à Saint Pétersbourg (FRA)

Avec en toile de fond un paysage urbain reconnaissable à travers le monde, la rivière Neva a été le théâtre de la première journée de régate de l’Acte 4 des Extreme Sailing Series, présenté par Land…

David ‘Freddie’ Carr looks ahead to Act 4

David ‘Freddie’ Carr, a former winner of the Extreme Sailing Series™ provides an expert insight into the global tour, as part of the live commentary team. Freddie looks ahead to Act 4, Saint Petersburg, where he predicts the potential for a shake-up in the Series…

Fresh faces join the line-up for Act 4 Saint Petersburg presented by Land Rover

The 34 Extreme Sailing Series™ containers, housing the Extreme 40 racing multihulls, support vehicles and the huge amount of event paraphernalia needed to stage one of the world’s largest spectator-friendly sailing grand prix, will arrive this weekend in Saint Petersburg…

VIDEO: Series prepares for Russian debut

The Extreme Sailing Series™ is nearing the halfway stage of the globe-trotting 2014 season, and Act 4 Saint Petersburg presented by Land Rover, is expected to throw up a mix of challenging conditions for the sailors, with strong tidal currents and a compact racecourse demanding…

VIDEO: SAP Speed King Challenge

VIDEO: SAP Speed King Challenge

  • 19th Jun 2014
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Technical Partners SAP introduces the SAP Speed King Challenge at Act 4 of the 2014 Extreme Sailing series in Saint Petersburg presented by Land Rover.

Nuevas caras se unen a la flota del Acto 4 de Extreme Sailing Series™ San Petersburgo (ESP)

Los 34 contenedores de Extreme Sailing Series™ que albergan los multicascos Extreme 40, barcos de apoyo y la gran cantidad de material que se necesita para organizar el mayor circuito del mundo diseñado para los espectadores, llegarán este fin de semana a San…

De nouveaux visages pour l’Act 4 de Saint-Pétersbourg des Extreme Sailing Series™ Land Rover (FRA)

Les 34 containers renfermant les multicoques Extreme 40, les zodiacs et tout l’attirail nécessaire à l’organisation des Extreme Sailing Series™ débarqueront ce week-end à Saint-Pétersbourg.

Nuovi campioni a San Pietroburgo per il 4° Act delle ESS supportate da Land Rover (ITA)

I 34 container contenenti la flotta degli Extreme 40, insieme alla grande quantità di attrezzature necessarie a preparare la tappa russa del circuito mondiale delle Extreme Sailing Series arriveranno questo fine settimana a San Pietroburgo grazie al Partner logistico GAC…

SAP become Host Venue Partner and RussianFirst make it 12 Extreme 40s at Russian debut

With just over two weeks to go before the Extreme Sailing Series™ makes its Russian debut (26-29 June), organiser’s OC Sport, have announced a 12-strong fleet, with the addition of the first ever all-Russian Extreme 40 team, RussianFirst.

Insights from SAP – The year so far…

The first three Acts of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ have seen some incredible action from all of the teams. As we start gearing up for Act 4 in Saint Petersburg, SAP Sports asked their Sailing Analytics expert Milan Cerny to look back on this year’s racing so…

VIDEO: Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014, Programme Three, Qingdao, China

China's Olympic sailing city Qingdao played host to Act 3 of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series™, presented by Land Rover from the 1-4 May.

Act 4, Saint Petersburg: All eyes on the tacticians

With less then four weeks until the Extreme Sailing Series™ global tour heads to Russian waters for the first time, the teams are preparing for what is expected to be a tactically challenging event.

VIDEO: Land Rover Global Brand Ambassador Hannah White meets Paul Campbell-James

Check out the interview with Gazprom Team Russia helm Paul Campbell-James here.

VIDEO: The Technology Behind the Extreme Sailing Series™

A behind the scenes look at the Extreme Sailing Series™ to see how the data from the Extreme 40 race boats is brought ashore and transformed by SAP Analytics. Giving data to teams, event organisers and fans around the world to gain insights and real time statistics about…

Alinghi win in Qingdao despite huge crash with Red Bull Sailing Team that knocked them out of racing

On the final days racing at the Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series™, Act 3 Qingdao, the Olympic sailing city lived up to its reputation as a notorious and unpredictable racecourse. Even one of the biggest crashes in the Series’ eight-year history, that saw Red Bull…

Oman Air Shore Crew, win first ever Land Rover ‘Above and Beyond’ Award

The first Above and Beyond Award was presented by Land Rover today to three of the ‘Unsung Heroes’ of the Extreme Sailing Series™. The Award winners were unanimously voted for by a Committee made up of Land Rover Global Brand Ambassador, Hannah White, former…

VIDEO: Act 3, Qingdao highlights

VIDEO: Act 3, Qingdao highlights

  • 04th May 2014
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For four days, China's Olympic sailing city welcomed the 12-boat elite level fleet, for the Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series, Act 3 Qingdao. Watch the highlights here.

VIDEO: Alinghi & Red Bull Sailing Team crash

On the final day of racing at the Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series Act 3, Qingdao, the public witnessed one of the biggest crashes in the history of the series, as Red Bull Sailing Team t-boned Alinghi with nearly 15 knots of boat speed - knocking both boats out of the competition…

Alinghi gewinnt in Qingdao trotz Crash mit Red Bull (DEU)

Am letzten Renntag von Act 3 der Extreme Sailing Series im chinesischen Qingdao hat die olympische Segelstadt ihren Ruf eines harten und anspruchsvollen Segelreviers eindrucksvoll bestätigt. Dabei konnte selbst einer der spektakulärsten Crashs in der achtjährigen…

Alinghi s’impose à Qingdao malgré une grave collision avec Red Bull Sailing Team (FRA)

Fidèle à sa réputation, le plan d’eau olympique de Qingdao a réservé bien des surprises en cette dernière journée de l’Act 3 des Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series™.

Alinghi vittoria col botto a Qingdao per il terzo Act delle Extreme Sailing Series (ITA)

Nell’ultima giornata di regate del terzo Act delle Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series™, la città della vela olimpica cinese Qingdao ha dimostrato il motivo della sua notorietà come campo di regata imprevedibile e insidioso.

Alinghi gana en China a pesar del choque con Red Bull Sailing Team que les impide terminar el Acto

La capital de la vela china, Qingdao, estuvo a la altura de su reputación de campo de regatas impredecible a lo largo de todo el Acto 3. Ni siquiera una de las mayores colisiones en los ocho años en la historia de las Series, en la que Red Bull Sailing Team chocó…

VIDEO: Day three highlights - Qingdao

Watch the highlights of the action in the Qingdao stadium on day three of racing in China.

VIDEO: Qingdao day three race replay

VIDEO: Qingdao day three race replay

  • 04th May 2014
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Watch the race replay video from day three in the 'Olympic Sailing City' of Qingdao, China here.

Swiss dominate as Alinghi and Realteam lead the charge ahead of the final Qingdao showdown

On a packed-eight race day at Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Qingdao, the battle lines were drawn between the 12 competing international Extreme 40 teams ahead of tomorrow’s final showdown on the compact stadium racecourse, which at times resulted in a few…

Act 3 Qingdao, day 2 3D insights by SAP

Take a look back at the SAP 3D analytics from day two in Qingdao, China.

VIDEO: Qingdao day two race replay

VIDEO: Qingdao day two race replay

  • 03rd May 2014
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Watch all the action from day two in the Qingdao stadium with the race replay.

VIDEO: Day two highlights - Qingdao

VIDEO: Day two highlights - Qingdao

  • 03rd May 2014
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Check out the highlights from day two in the Qingdao stadium in China. 

Full pressure day as the Extreme 40 fleet battle huge gusts on the Qingdao stadium racecourse

It was a full pressure day as the fleet moved into the stadium racing mode at the Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series™ in Qingdao, described by the skippers as ‘radical’, ‘full-on’, ‘unpredictable’ and gnarly’, with gusts up to 32…

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