A dramatic Act 4 curtain-raiser in Barcelona saw heartache for local wildcard crew FNOB Impulse when they were denied their first win right on the finish line – as Alinghi took control of the scoreboard.
The eight Extreme Sailing Series™ teams will have to wait until tomorrow for their first taste of Barcelona action after huge waves forced racing to be postponed on the opening day.
The stage is set for an epic four days as Barcelona makes its much-anticipated Extreme Sailing Series™ debut.
Barcelona's debut in the Extreme Sailing Series™ is set to get off to a wet and wild start – with winds of up to 27 knots forecast for tomorrow's opener.
Spanish-flagged wildcard Team Extreme has been confirmed as the eighth entry for the fourth stage of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™, as the regatta makes its debut in Barcelona from 20 – 23 July.
Take a look at some of the highlights in numbers from the third Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™, which took place in Madeira Island, Portugal, from 29 June - 2 July.
In one week’s time the Extreme Sailing Series™ will make its debut in the iconic capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, Barcelona, for the fourth stage of the 2017 season.
Spanish-flagged wildcard entry FNOB Impulse will join the six regular crews on the start line in Barcelona for the fourth Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™, from 20 – 23 July.
Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Madeira Islands has been awarded Clean Regatta Gold Level certification by Sailors for the Sea. The Cascais based charity partnered with the ultimate Stadium Racing championship for the Portuguese Act, in a joint effort to highlight the campaign to save our oceans.
It all came down to the final nail-biting double-points race of Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Madeira Islands, which went the way of Danish-flagged SAP Extreme Sailing Team. Alinghi fought back to take second from Oman Air, but was not able to do enough to catch SAP Extreme Sailing Team. The Swiss syndicate finishes second and Oman Air makes up the podium in third.
Alinghi won the only race on day three of the third Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Madeira Islands.
Kiwi multihull expert Mike Drummond has been influential in the boat design for four winning America’s Cup campaigns, and now he has been enlisted by NZ Extreme Sailing Team to help in Madeira in its drive to win the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™.