Hamburg lived up to its reputation for delivering edge of the seat Stadium Racing today as it played host to some of the most exciting action of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ so far. Series stalwarts Alinghi were untouchable taking victory in six of the day’s seven races and edging ever closer to the top of the Act leaderboard with one day of racing left. Replay today’s action here.
A sunny day on the River Elbe coupled with a lively breeze saw SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Alinghi challenge Oman Air for honours on the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Hamburg, but it’s Morgan Larson’s dominant Omani team who go into the clubhouse in first place at the half way stage of the Act.
Hamburg’s River Elbe in the HafenCity area was transformed into the ultimate test in Stadium Racing today, with the narrow river, passing traffic, high walls, shifty light winds and strong currents challenging the fleet on the opening day of the Extreme Sailing Series™.
The seven international skippers are gearing up for one of their biggest challenges of the season – the River Elbe in Hamburg. Before they head out onto the racetrack later today, they met the media at the official press conference – this is what they had to say.
We have plenty of ways to keep up to date on the latest from Hamburg; here’s your guide for how to keep in the know, both on-site and on your screen so you don’t miss a second of the action!
After three action-packed Acts in Oman, China and Wales, the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ season is now approaching the halfway mark. There's just one day to go until the fleet of GC32s takes to the waters of Germany’s “Gateway to the World”, the Port of Hamburg, which will play host to Act 4 from 28-31 July.
It's not just the sailors that have a testing time on the water at Extreme Sailing Series™ events – spare a thought for the small team of umpires charged with ensuring racing is both fair and safe.
Ever wondered what it’s like to fly? Will Carson, the man behind the words of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ jumped at the chance to race with CHINA One in Cardiff. Here’s his insight.
Following four days of intense foiling action in Cardiff Bay, here's your day-by-day guide to the UK leg of the 2016 global Stadium Racing tour. Watch here.
The eight Act global Stadium Racing tour stopped off in Wales from 23-26 June for the third stage of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ where the new breed of GC32s made their UK debut. With 29 races played out over the Act, seven international teams went head-to-head in front of the crowds that lined Cardiff Bay in their thousands. Watch the event highlights here.
In a first for the world’s premier Stadium Racing sailing championship, the Extreme Sailing Series™ will stage its sixth event of 2016 on the beautiful Portuguese Atlantic islands of Madeira.
Oman Air were today crowned kings of Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ following a tense finale that saw them only just manage to hold off a late charge from rivals Red Bull Sailing Team.