Coming to a channel near you and on iTunes! 2012 Venues? Find out more…
- 07th November 2011
UK viewers can now watch the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series™ 6-part TV series starting this Saturday, 12th November on Channel 4. The 6 programmes will run over consecutive weeks on Channel 4 and this Saturday's programme starts with Act 1 in Muscat, Oman. Whilst for international viewers, the fifth programme of the 6-part series is now available to air featuring the French Act in Nice. It was an emotional win for the home-team of Groupe Edmond de Rothschild who only secured victory in the final seconds of the final race. Pierre Pennec’s French team will now battle for overall 2011 victory at the final Act in Singapore (7th - 11th December). Bloomberg (pan-Europe), TV2 (Denmark), BETV (Belgium) have already released their broadcast schedules (see below) with more broadcasters around the world confirming their schedules soon. Visit the TV schedule page on the website for more details.
Groupe Edmond de Rothschild in action © Lloyd Images
The fourth programme has already aired on CNBC, Bloomberg, TVNZ, Canal+ (France), Nelonen (Finalnd), TV2 (Denmark), Sun Sports Florida and is set to air in Brazil on Band Sports from the 12th November and in South Africa on Supersport from the 8th November (see schedule below). The half-hour programme covers all the action from the Boston, Cowes and Trapani Acts. ‘Home-town boy’ Terry Hutchinson on Artemis lost in the final race to the Dean Barker’s Kiwi crew on Emirates Team Newland Zealand in Boston and Cowes delivered plenty of breeze and drama including a spectacular capsize by the Aberdeen Asset Management team. Then in Trapani Ben Ainslie, Britain’s three-time Olympic gold medalist, made an impressive successful debut.
Aberdeen Asset Management capsizing in Cowes © Lloyd Images
Extremes on iTunes Store…
Having seen the exciting content and popularity of the Extreme Sailing Series podcasts, the iTunes Store will be featuring the Extreme podcasts on its homepage soon. iTunes Store users may find themselves attracted to the Extreme 40 action which will probably change the way they see sailing completely!
The 2011 Extreme 40 fleet in Almeria © Lloyd Images
What about 2012…
Full details on the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series will be announced after the final Act of 2011 in Singapore. Where, when and who? All will be revealed before Christmas but it is no secret that the circuit will re-visit Muscat (Oman), Istanbul (Turkey), Trapani (Italy) and Almeria (Spain) – host venues all on multi-year contracts. Discussions are ongoing with existing 2011 host venues Qingdao (China) and Nice (France) whilst there will be two, if not three, new venues added to the 2012 circuit. The 2012 Notice of Race has already been issued to existing 2011 teams and prospective 2012 teams. Watch this space!
Extreme Sailing Series TV Schedules
Programme 1 (Muscat, Oman)
12th November 07:20 Channel 4, UK
Programme 4 (Boston, Cowes, Trapani)
4th November 13:30 TV2 Sport, Denmark
8th November 18:30 Supersport, South Africa
12th November 22:30 Band Sports, Brazil
Programme 5 (Nice)
10th November 00:00 TV2 Sport, Denmark
11th November 13:30 TV3, Denmark
13th November 09:00 TV4, Denmark
16th November 23:00 BETV, Belgium
18th November 22:00 BETV, Belgium
20th November 12:10 BETV, Belgium
21st November 17:04 BETV, Belgium
24th November 23:30 BETV, Belgium
26th November 16:30 Bloomberg
27th November 16:30 Bloomberg
Full TV listings here.
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