With the advances in hydrofoiling technology in the past decade, catamaran racing is now faster, more intense and far more physically strenuous than ever, and the sailors competing in the Extreme Sailing Series™ have to be more physically and mentally fit than at any time in the past.
When Sir Ben Ainslie needed a mentor to lead a squad of talented young sailors in the Extreme Sailing Series™, the four-time Olympic gold medallist turned to his most trusted sailing team members.
The Land Rover Extreme 40 took to the River Elbe last weekend to entertain crowds lining the shore for the Hamburg Port Anniversary.
Four days of nail-biting action concluded with Swiss crew Alinghi narrowly beating Act 1 winners Oman Air to record their first victory of the 2016 season. Watch the highlights here.
Swiss team Alinghi today notched up their first win of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ in a breathtaking final day of racing in Qingdao.
You have to be at the absolute peak of physical fitness if you want to compete on the Extreme Sailing Series™. SAP Extreme Sailing Team’s co-skipper Rasmus Kostner explains the gruelling fitness regimes the sailors undertake to be able to race their GC32 foiling catamarans at the highest level. Watch the video.
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a professional sailor? We followed Team Turx skipper and British Olympian Stevie Morrison for a day to find out. Watch the video.
A two-time Yachtsman of the Year in his native New Zealand and three-time America's Cup competitor, Peter Lester is known as one of the world's authorities on top level racing.
Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ is gearing up for a thrilling showdown with just 12 points separating the top three teams heading into the last day.
Sailing is fast becoming a popular sport in China – and each of these youngsters could be a future star in the making. Dozens of local schoolchildren could barely contain their excitement as they met the Extreme Sailing Series™ competitors and saw their GC32 catamarans up close on the dock in Qingdao.
Extreme Sailing Series™ stalwarts Alinghi returned to winning ways today as they shot to the top of the Act 2 leaderboard.
He might only be 23 years old but Chinese sailor Liu Xue has already accomplished more than most. His impressive CV boasts a lap of the planet with Volvo Ocean Race fan favourites Dongfeng Race Team, America's Cup experience with China Team and numerous victories at yachting regattas in his home country.