The Extreme Sailing Series™ has gone through a period of dramatic change this season as the world’s premier Stadium Racing circuit celebrates its 10th anniversary. An influx of fresh talent, new venues and a revised race format have all added to the hype, but the greatest evolution is the replacement of the Extreme 40 by a smaller, faster catamaran: the flying GC32.
Fresh from a victory in the World Match Racing Tour, the ‘million dollar man’ himself, Phil Robertson, will head up the Extreme Sailing Series™ comeback for Gazprom Team Russia. The team will return to the waters of the Neva River as the wildcard entry for Act 5, St Petersburg, presented by SAP, from 1 – 4 September 2016.
Helmsman Roman Hagara and tactician Hans Peter Steinacher are Austria’s sailing superstars, winning back-to-back Olympic gold medals in 2000 and 2004 and numerous world and European championships. More than a decade later, they’re still competing and innovating together, as well as mentoring the next generation of sailors. An interview with Austria’s most successful summer sport athletes.
Extreme Sailing Series™ organisers OC Sport have appointed Canadian John Craig as the new Race Director for the global Stadium Racing circuit.
Only one crucial, leaderboard changing double points race was sailed on the final day of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Hamburg that saw Morgan Larson and his team on Oman Air snatch victory from the hands of Alinghi by just one point.
Replay the LIVE footage from day three of racing in Hamburg, Germany, on a day which saw thousands of spectators line the banks of the River Elbe to catch the foiling action and see Alinghi take a spectacular victory.
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.