While the fleet of GC32s fly around a racecourse set metres from the shore to the delight of thousands of onlookers, behind the scenes there is an expert team making it all happen seamlessly. This team is led by Extreme Sailing Series™ Race Director, John Craig.
The sun shone and the wind blew in La Baule, France, last weekend as an international fleet of 14 Flying Phantoms took to the water as part of the Foiling Bay event from 19-21 May.
Take a look at some of the highlights in numbers from the second Act of the 2017 season which took place in Qingdao, China from 28 April - 1 May.
Extreme Sailing Series™ young guns NZ Extreme Sailing Team have further bolstered their squad with the addition of round the world sailor Tony Rae.
The Extreme Sailing Series™ today announced premium Turkish superyacht marina, Palmarina, as an Official Supplier.
Swiss sailing team Alinghi were crowned Kings of Qingdao for a second year running as they swept to glory in the second Act of the Extreme Sailing Series™.
After three days of light winds in Qingdao a new weather front has arrived, bringing with it breeze of up to 20 knots to guarantee a thrilling final-day showdown to Act 2.
Extreme Sailing Series™ young guns Land Rover BAR Academy stole the show on the penultimate day of Act 2 in Qingdao, China, jumping from last place to second with a masterclass of consistency.
They might be the rookies in the Extreme Sailing Series™ this season but NZ Extreme Sailing Team have made their intentions for 2017 clear – by signing up America's Cup and Olympic hero Rod Davis as their coach.
The Extreme Sailing Series™ fleet will go into the second half of Act 2 in Qingdao split by just 12 points after super-light winds prevented racing on day two.
Liu Xue is a man on a mission. The 24-year-old, better known by his nickname Black, is back in his home city of Qingdao as the Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to China's Olympic Sailing City for an incredible seventh time.
Qingdao went from calm to classic in a matter of minutes today as Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ got off to an exciting start. China's Olympic Sailing City is renowned for its tricky weather conditions that can catch sailors off guard with sudden changes – and the opening day of Act 2 Qingdao “Mazarin Cup” was a prime example.