Act 6 - Cardiff, UK
23rd - 26th August
The Extreme 40 fleet will return to the Welsh capital, Cardiff as the centerpiece to the Cardiff Harbour Festival where the 8 Extreme 40s will race on Europe’s largest waterfront development over the UK August bank holiday weekend.
Racing takes place in the heart of Cardiff Bay in the circuit’s action packed ‘stadium sailing’ format over four days of intense competition offering excellent spectators views of the race course from the waterfront public race village.
Fleet competing in Cardiff 2012 © Lloyd Images
About Cardiff, Wales:
Cardiff, or Caerdydd in Welsh language (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.
Since the 1990s Cardiff has seen significant development with a new waterfront area at Cardiff Bay, which contains the Senedd building, home to the Welsh Assembly and the Wales Millennium Centre arts complex.
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 most recently, was a host venue city for the 2012 Olympic Games hosting the opening competitions of the Games. In 2010 the Cardiff International Water Centre opened and more and more water sports events are coming to Cardiff helping to build a new audience for Cardiff and Wales.
In a three-year deal, Cardiff won the bid to host the UK event of this global sailing circuit which sees the city positioned alongside the other seven premium international sporting venues hosting an Extreme Sailing Series Act in 2013. The host venue agreement with Cardiff City is backed by a Welsh Government grant for 2012-2014.