2013: 8 Act, 3 continent global tour confirmed for seventh season
IN 2013 THE EXTREME SAILING SERIES’ AWARD-WINNING GLOBAL TOUR WILL VISIT 8 VENUES ACROSS 3 CONTINENTS
Eight Host Venues spanning the Middle East, Asia, South America and Europe have been announced for the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series, marking the third year of truly global competition for the circuit first launched as a European only event in 2007. The Series’ award-winning Stadium Racing format will return to all seven of the intense stadium arenas from 2012 with Singapore returning as a venue after hosting successful test and exhibition events in 2010 and 2011. Eight iconic locations, on three continents.
Retaining the same successful format as previous years, racing will take place over four days: one day of open water racing followed by three days of stadium racing open to public and VIP guests. The free public Race Village in each venue will continue to expand the on land entertainment experience, while sailing fans around the world will be able to watch the stadium racing as it happens on the online live video stream enhanced by SAP analytics and including expert commentary from each venue.
5th - 8th March
For the third consecutive year, Muscat, capital of the Sultanate of Oman, will host the opening round of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series
11th - 14th April
After successfully hosting Extreme Sailing Series Act’s in 2010 and 2011, Singapore is back as a Host Venue for 2013 where the fleet will race within the confines of the world-famous Marina Bay.
2nd - 5th May
In May the fleet returns to China’s ‘Olympic Sailing City’ Qingdao for the third consecutive year.
Postponed. Dates TBC
The waters separating Asia and Europe will host Act 4 in the magnificent and cultural city of Istanbul, Turkey where the Extreme 40 fleet will race from the banks of Istanbul’s old town
25th - 28th July
The customary European element of the 2013 Series kicks off in Porto, Portugal, where the Extreme 40s will race on the most compact racecourse they have ever sailed on.
23rd - 26th August
The Extreme 40 fleet will return to the Welsh capital, Cardiff as the centerpiece to the Cardiff Harbour Festival
3rd - 6th October
Nice, on the French Riviera will be the final European stop of 2013 and Host Venue for the penultimate Act of the year.
14th - 17th November
After a hugely successful debut in 2012, the Extreme 40s will return to Rio de Janeiro for the final Act of the 2013 circuit.