Act 8 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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. The city, which quickly earned itself a reputation as one of the most spectacular race courses the Extreme 40s have ever raced on amongst the sailors, will see the final races of 2013 placed out for the overall Series championship title.
The fleet will race on the 2016 Olympic waters off Flamengo Beach and under the silhouette of Brazil’s most widely recognised landmarks. The Corcovado Mountain adorned with a 38-metre statue of Jesus, known as Cristo Redentor or Christ the Redeemer, on its peak, is one of the New Seven Wonders of the world while the spectators taking the cable cart to the top of the Sugar Loaf Mountain will enjoy a unique vantage point over the Extreme 40 race course.
About Rio de Janeiro
Known as the cidade maravilhosa – or marvellous city – Rio de Janeiro has been enticing visitors for years. Flanked by iconic mountains, white-sand beaches, lush rainforests and with a bustling city centre at its heart, Rio seems to have it all.
Brazil has a rich sporting history with football being the main sport of choice, boasting a rich and passionate following of Brazilian sports fans. Brazil’s rich sporting heritage is continuing to go from strength to strength - not only will they be proud hosts to the 2016 Summer Olympics, the city’s Maracanã Stadium will also host the final match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and now, in a four-year deal, the Extreme Sailing Series will become part of that sporting legacy.
The fleet competing in 2012 © Lloyd Images