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Act 5 - Cardiff, UK

22nd-25th August

Act 5 - Cardiff, UK

The Extreme 40 fleet will return to the Welsh capital, Cardiff, as the centerpiece to the Cardiff Harbour Festival where they will race on Europe’s largest waterfront development over the UK August bank holiday weekend.

Racing in the heart of Cardiff Bay in the circuit’s action packed Stadium Railing format, in 2013 in excess of 120,000 people crammed around the bay to enjoy the excellent spectators views of the racecourse from the waterfront public Race Village.



The Extreme 40 fleet will race within the confines of Cardiff Bay for the third time in 2014 © Lloyd Images

Cardiff, or Caerdydd in Welsh (pronounced Cayer-deeth) is the capital and largest city in Wales and the tenth largest city in the United Kingdom. The city is Wales' chief commercial centre, the base for most national cultural and sporting institutions, the Welsh national media, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales.

The Welsh capital already plays host to a variety of world class sporting events from top class football and rugby to newer events like the Extreme Sailing Series, and was a host venue city for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Race Village & Activities
The free to enter public Race Village is located at Harbour Drive on Cardiff Bay where the Extreme 40 fleet will race close to shore on the public days, providing the perfect viewing platform for “Stadium Racing” for the Extreme Sailing Series. Act 5 will be one of the highlights of the Cardiff Harbour Festival, a family friendly event hosting live music, street and open-air theatre, children’s entertainment and sporting and food events. The public Race Village will provide a host of entertainment throughout the day including music, a public bar, food stalls, a resident DJ, live commentary in English throughout the racing, as well as a zone dedicated to children. Public will also have the chance to test Land Rover’s capabilities first hand with the Land Rover Twin Terrapod Challenge Zone.


Race Village Map

Weekly Schedule
Thursday 21 August
13.00-16.00 Official practice racing

Friday 22 August
11.00 Public Race Village opens
12.15 Official skippers press conference
13.15 Skippers Parade
14.30-17.30 Extreme 40 racing window

Saturday 23 August

11.00 Public Race Village opens
09.00-12.00 Welsh Optimist National Championships
10.30-13.00 SUP racing
12.45 Skippers Parade
14.00-17.00 Extreme 40 racing window
17.00-18.00 Reserved racing
18.15-18.45 SUP racing

Sunday 24 August

11.00 Public Race Village opens
09.00-11.00 Welsh Optimist National Championships
10.30-13.00 SUP racing
12.45 Skippers Parade
14.00-17.00 Extreme 40 racing window
17.15-17.45 SUP racing

Monday 25 August

11.00 Public Race Village opens
09.00-12.00 Welsh Optimist National Championships
10.30-13.00 SUP racing
12.45 Skippers Parade
14.00-17.00 Extreme 40 racing window
17.00-19.00 Welsh Optimist National Championships
17.15-17.45 SUP racing
17.30 Cardiff Harbour Festival hosts Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 5 Cardiff, presented by Land Rover official prize giving ceremony

*Times/activities subject to change

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