Act 2 - Singapore
11th - 14th April
The Extreme Sailing Series is set to become a brand new international fixture on the Singapore sports calendar until 2015, in a three year deal between Series organisers OC Sport, the Singapore Sports Council and Main Local Partner Aberdeen Asset Management. the Extreme 40 fleet will race in the circuit’s action packed ‘stadium’ format on Marina Bay Reservoir offering excellent spectator views of the racecourse from the Race Village and VIP areas. Flanked by a 3.5km waterfront promenade and situated in the heart of this high-rise cosmopolitan city, Marina Bay provides a picture-perfect natural water stadium for the Extreme Sailing Series.
Race Village & Activities
The free to enter public Race Village is located at The Promontory@Marina bay, a greenfield site nestled in the heart of Singapore's thriving financial hub approximately 20km from Changi International Airport. The location, surrounded by water and gardens, provides the perfect viewing platform for "Stadium Racing" for the Extreme Sailing Series, whilst remaining at the heart of the city centre.
The public Race Village will provide a host of entertainment throughout the day including live music, public bar and food stalls, a resident DJ, live commentary throughout the racing as well as a kids zone for children. The on-water entertainment will be complemented by the main warm up act, the NeilPryde windsurf Racing Series, a try sailing programme for children and the public, optimist team racing and the MBA regatta.
Race Village Map
Wednesday 10 April
21.00 - Extreme Sailing Series Welcome Party presented by Red Bull at Ying Yang
Thursday 11 April (Official media day)
11.00-15.00 - Try Sailing
15.00-19.00 - Extreme 40 racing
Friday 12 April
11.00-15.00 - Try Sailing
15.00-18.00 - Extreme 40 Stadium Racing window
18.00-19.00 - The Aberdeen Challenge Trophy followed by prize giving
18.30-21.30 - Live music band “The Common People”
Saturday 13 April
11.00-15.30 - On water activities including Optimist racing, MBA regatta, try sailing and NeilPryde Windsurf Racing Series
15.00-19.00 - Extreme 40 Stadium Racing window
19.30 - Presentation to boat of the day
19.00-20.00 - NeilPryde Windsurf Racing Series
19.30-22.30 - Live music band “Goodfellas”
Sunday 14 April
11.00-15.30 - On the water activities including; optimist team racing, MBA regatta, try sailing and NeilPryde Windsurf Racing Series
15.00-19.00 - Extreme 40 Stadium Racing
19.00 - Act 2 Prize Giving
21.30 - Extreme Sailing Series After Party presented by Red Bull at 1- Altitude bar
*Please note that times/activities might vary. Event open to the public from the 12-14 April. All timings local time
Singapore, once a humble fishing village, has now developed into the world’s fourth largest financial centre and has one of the five busiest ports in the world, with a diverse group of cultures and religions calling it home. An island surrounded by the Singapore and Johor Straits with many inland waterways, which provide the perfect setting for the Extreme 40 fleet to race.
Originally discovered by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles in 1819 who set up the island as a trading station with a policy of free trade that soon attracted merchants from all over Asia and from as far as the Middle East and America. One of the smallest countries in the world, it is home to nearly 5 million people. The Marina Bay, which receives north to northeasterly winds in April, is in the heart of Singapore, situated a stones throw away from the world famed Raffles Hotel. Named after Sir Raffles, the Hotel is home to the world-renowned Singapore Sling cocktail.
Aberdeen Asset Management - Main supporting local partner
Aberdeen Asset Management have confirmed their commitment to the Singapore Act of the Extreme Sailing Series until 2015, as Main local partner and as title sponsor of the local invitational team. For Aberdeen Asset Management, the sponsorship of Team Aberdeen Singapore and their status as the main Local Partner for the Singapore Act, adds to the global asset manager’s growing sailing sponsorship portfolio, which includes ‘Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week’; an event where they had their first foray into Extreme 40 sailing in 2011, entering a British team into the UK leg of the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series. “We are delighted to bring the Extreme Sailing Series to Singapore as it promises lots of entertainment and we have developed a successful association with sailing elsewhere in the world” said Hugh Young, Managing Director at Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Limited. “We are happy to be able to support Singapore’s sailing ambitions and the inclusion of two young Singapore sailing stars will generate great local interest."
Team Aberdeen Singapore
For the first time ever, a team representing Singapore, skippered by a Singaporean sailor and supported by Aberdeen Asset Management, will be on the start line at Act 2 hosted in Singapore from the 11-14 April. An aspiring Olympic laser sailor, 22-year-old Scott Glen Sydney is the man charged with the task of skipper, making him the first ever Singaporean to skipper an Extreme 40 and the youngest skipper competing in Singapore. Together with fellow Singaporean and Asian Games keelboat match racing gold medallist Justin Wong, 27, the duo will line up against some of the world’s best sailors as part of Team Aberdeen Singapore as the invitational team in Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series. The ‘invitational team’ concept was introduced to the Series this year to provide a platform for host nations to compete on their home waters, yet be part of the full season leader board.
SportCares is a Foundation and Movement that uses sport as a force for social good by empowering the underprivileged, the at-risk, the needy and the disabled to improve their lives through sport. SportCares is also an opportunity for Corporate and Sporting Singapore to recognise the diversity of our society—by extending a helping hand to all, to ensure that no one is left behind. SportCares was created in response to recommendations and feedback presented by the public during the Vision 2030 exploration into the value of sport to the nation. Two key calls to action emerged during these conversations with Singaporeans and the Sports Council: Be more inclusive and be more integrated. SportCares is one of the platforms through which the Singapore Sports Council is trying to accomplish both goals.
For more information on SportCares visit the Singapore sports Council website: www.ssc.gov.sg
Race Village vendors
Kerbside Gourmet Pte Ltd is Singapore’s first gourmet food truck with a social vision. “Kerby”, as the truck is affectionately nicknamed, caters to the discerning individuals who seek an alternative, sublime dining experience. It operates on a “Buy-One Give-One” model, i.e., for every main dish served, Kerby give away one for the needy.
Travelling C.O.W is Singapore's first gourmet chef-on-wheels, serving favourite comfort foods straight out of its on-board kitchen.
Old Chang Kee
Old Chang Kee is Singapore's leading brand of curry puffs and other hot savouries such as spring rolls, sotong balls, fish balls, crab claws, and yam pies etc.
Mr Bean is the leading chain soya bean food & beverage retailer in Singapore today, offering a variety of soya bean drinks and snacks through its more than 50 outlets nationwide.
SUBWAY® offers foot long and 6-inch sandwiches, made on freshly baked bread and prepared just as you want it, right before your eyes with a wide assortment of meats, cheeses, vegetables and toppings. Subway also offer wraps, delis and salads, potato chips, freshly baked cookies and choice of drinks to make every visit a fresh one.
O'Coffee Club is Singapore's first homegrown coffee chain since 1991. Its 21 cafés across Singapore serve award-winning chef-created dishes, a fine selection of gourmet coffee & ice-blended beverages, cakes and desserts.