Following the announcement earlier this week that the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ will be contested in super-light, highly competitive foiling GC32 catamarans, organisers OC Sport and Series Main Partner Land Rover are officially inviting entries for 2016.
Extreme Sailing Series™ owners and organisers OC Sport, who recently announced a switch of racing platform to a foiling yacht, can now confirm that the Series will fast track to the GC32 catamaran to replace the existing Extreme 40 fleet in time for the 2016 season.
The Extreme Sailing Series will celebrate its tenth season in 2016 with the introduction of a fleet of foiling GC32 catamarans, which will see the world’s top sailors ‘flying’ in front of thousands of spectators at premium venues around the globe.
The Wave, Muscat triumphed at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6, Saint Petersburg presented by SAP, mastering the complex conditions of the River Neva to win the Act with a race to spare.
Swiss sailing star Arnaud Psarofaghis’s performance as helm of Lino Sonego Team Italia has not only helped steer the Italian team to their first podium position in the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™, but has also won them the coveted Land Rover Above and Beyond Award.
Meet Gazprom Team Russia, lead by Russian Olympic Laser sailor Igor Lisovenko and New Zealand’s World Match Racing Tour regular Phil Robertson. Underdogs of the Series their 'win together, lose together' mantra means the international crew remain friends no matter what.
The Wave, Muscat sailed a text book penultimate day at the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6, Saint Petersburg presented by SAP, adding an impressive 65 points to their score line over eight races. Helm Leigh McMillan now holds a 20-point buffer at the top of the leaderboard going into the final day of racing on the River Neva tomorrow.
Two very different paths, Mitch Booth the godfather of Extreme 40 sailors and Mads-Emil Stephenson the young talented Olympic hopeful tell us how they came to the Extreme Sailing Series™ and a few words of wisdom.
Day two of the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6, Saint Petersburg presented by SAP delivered a mixed bag of results for all eight international teams, as the hidden currents of the River Neva delivered a race track riddled with passing and losing lanes – with big wins, and even bigger loses to be had.
Russia delivered a glittering opening to the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6, Saint Petersburg presented by SAP, with Red Bull Sailing Team staking an early claim, winning the day against the golden backdrop of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
Aleksey Kulakov, bowman on Gazprom Team Russia, is a man of two lives. On one side, Kulakov is one of Russia’s top sailors who travels. On the other he is a surgeon with two little girls living in the very far east of Russia.
The sole Turkish entry in the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™ today announced an exciting new partnership with the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism to promote the ministry’s “Turkey Home” tourism campaign.