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NORAUTO powered by Groupama Team France to make Extreme Sailing Series™ debut

The French-flagged sailing team NORAUTO powered by Groupama Team France, will join the Extreme Sailing Series™ fleet at the penultimate event of the year in Lisbon – the first of two wildcard entries to be announced this week. Nine world-class teams and the fleet of hydro-foiling GC32s will make their debut in Portugal’s capital city from 6-9 October.

Madeiran President gives thumbs up to island chain’s first Extreme Sailing Series event

The President of the Madeira Islands branded the Extreme Sailing Series™ “fantastic” as the global Stadium Racing tour made its debut on the turquoise waters of the Portuguese archipelago.

Extreme Sailing Series™ Lisbon joins the race to restore ocean health

OC Sport partner with Sailors for the Sea to go green and achieve Clean Regattas certification Extreme Sailing Series™ organiser OC Sport is proud to announce that they have joined the race to restore ocean health with Sailors for the Sea’s Clean Regattas programme.

Alinghi remporte l’Act 6 des Extreme Sailing Series™ dans un incroyable come-back

L’équipage Suisse d’Alinghi a fait un retour spectaculaire après un démâtage et remporte l’Act 6 des Extreme Sailing Series™ dans des conditions extraordinaires sur les eaux de Madère au Portugal.

VIDEO: Act 6, Madeira Islands - the highlights

Four days of action in the Extreme Sailing Series™' newest venue of Madeira saw plenty of thrills, spills, one big collision and countless lead changes. By the time Act 6 came to an end 14 races had been sailed, with Swiss team Alinghi claiming victory despite being dismasted in a crash with Red Bull Sailing Team the previous day. Watch the best moments of Act 6 here.

Alinghi gana el Acto 6 de las Extreme Sailing Series™ en Madeira

La tripulación suiza pasó de haber perdido su mástil este sábado durante la tercera jornada del Acto 6 de Extreme Sailing Series en Madeira a ganar la regata el domingo por la tarde. Una colisión contra Red Bull Sailing Team provocó que Alinghi desarbolara lo que forzó a los helvéticos a retirarse de las cuatro mangas finales del penúltimo día y amenazara con impedirles navegar en el último día del evento.

Alinghi siegt mit starkem Comeback vor Madeira – Red Bull Sailing Team auf Rang zwei

Das Schweizer Team Alinghi hat am Sonntag auf dem Segelrevier vor der portugiesischen Insel Madeira in eindrucksvoller Manier Act 6 der Extreme Sailing Series gewonnen. Am Vortag hatte die Mannschaft noch den 16,5 Meter langen Mast seines GC32-Katamarans verloren. Ursache war ein Zusammenstoß mit dem österreichischen Red Bull Sailing Team bei hoher Geschwindigkeit. Der Unfall zwang die erfahrene Mannschaft zum Rückzug von den letzten vier Rennen des Samstags und drohte auch den Start am Sonntag zu gefährden.

Alinghi pull off incredible comeback to take Act 6 in Madeira

Swiss team Alinghi came back from a dismasting to win Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in extraordinary circumstances on the waters of Portugal's Madeira Islands.

VIDEO: Act 6 Madeira Islands, day four LIVE race replay

Catch up on the live programme from day four in the Madeira Islands with commentary from Series commentator Niall Myant and double Olympic gold medallist Sarah Ayton OBE

Smooth operators: The expert team keeping the Extreme Sailing Series™ safe

When you pit the world's best sailors against each other in ultra-fast 'flying' catamarans, there are unsurprisingly ever-present risks. With both men and machines pushed to the absolute limit, the action provides a thrilling spectacle for audiences around the globe.

VIDEO: Footage of Alinghi losing their mast on the penultimate day in Madeira

Check out the footage of the moment Alinghi lost their mast during a collision with Red Bull Sailing Team on the third day of racing in Funchal, the Portuguese capital of Madeira, thanks to local broadcasters RTP Madeira. Watch the video.

VIDEO: Act 6 Madeira Islands, day three LIVE race replay

Catch up on the penultimate day's live race replay from the Madeira Islands, Portugal.