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Act 6, Cardiff, UK

25 August - 28 August 2017

Over the August Bank Holiday weekend the Extreme Sailing Series™ visits Cardiff for the sixth year running for the sixth Act of the 2017 season, as the headline act of the Cardiff Harbour Festival. The enclosed bay provides the ideal Stadium Racing venue for spectators to get up-close and personal with the racing from all sides.

As well as the adrenaline-fuelled on-water action there is plenty of on-shore entertainment around the bay and in the free entry Fan Zone, open from 26 – 28 August, including food and drink stalls, the official Zhik merchandise shop, a children’s entertainment zone, Challenge Wales Tall Ship tours, BMX demonstrations from Team Inspire and stalls from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Cardiff White Water Centre and Cardiff Council.

For a truly unique experience, including the chance to get on board the flying GC32 catamarans during racing, take a look at the range of VIP packages that are available on the VIP tickets page, or buy your VIP tickets through ticketea here.

What’s happening in the children’s entertainment zone in Britannia Park?
  • The Whale-a lovely show takes place in the belly of a 15 metre Whale each day, where a pirate and a mermaid tell fishy tales of the high seas! Located in the centre of the Britannia Park kids area.
  • Organised Kaos - Circus workshops throughout the day including diabolo, juggling clubs and acrobatics etc.
  • Ellie’s hoop workshops- Hula Hoop workshops.
  • Mini make and do Workshops - making workshops for younger children.
  • Uncle Tacko’s Imaginarium - Flea circus, funny Songs and a test your strength machine are among the attractions at this fun traditional seaside tent.
  • Pirate Competition - The best dressed pirate and sea creature competition will take place in Britannia Park at 14:00 on Monday 28 August.

Where to watch

The free entry public Fan Zone is located by the Norwegian Church on Harbour Drive, Cardiff Bay.

Event Schedule

Friday 25 August (UTC+1)

  • *
    Fan Zone is not open to the public on this day
  • 10:00 - 14:00
    Flying Phantom Series*
  • 14:00 - 17:00
    GC32 Stadium Racing

Saturday 26 August

  • 10:00
    Fan Zone & Zhik Shop opens
  • 10:00 - 14:00
    Flying Phantom Series*
  • 11:00 – 17:00
    Children’s entertainment zone, Britannia Park opening times
  • 14:00 - 17:00
    GC32 Stadium Racing
  • 17:00 – 21:00
    Live music headlined by Rusty Shackle
  • 21:00
    Fan Zone & Zhik Shop closes

Sunday 27 August

  • 10:00
    Fan Zone & Zhik Shop opens
  • 10:00 - 13:00
    Flying Phantom Series*
  • 11:00 – 17:00
    Children’s entertainment zone, Britannia Park opening times
  • 15:00 - 18:00
    GC32 Stadium Racing - Streamed LIVE on Facebook and YouTube
  • 19:00
    Fan Zone & Zhik Shop closes

Monday 28 August

  • 10:00
    Fan Zone & Zhik Shop opens
  • 10:00 - 14:00
    Flying Phantom Series*
  • 11:00 – 17:00
    Children’s entertainment zone, Britannia Park opening times
  • 14:00
    Best dressed pirate and sea creature competition in Britannia Park
  • 14:00-17:00
    GC32 Stadium Racing - Streamed LIVE on Facebook and YouTube
  • 15:30 - 17:00
    GC32 Stadium Racing - Broadcast LIVE on TV
  • 17:30
    Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6, Cardiff prize giving
  • 19:00
    Fan Zone & Zhik Shop closes

  • *
    Timings subject to change - please keep an eye on the official social media accounts for updates

VIP Tickets

The Extreme Sailing Series offers a range of VIP packages to suit all requirements so, whether you just want to soak up the atmosphere while mingling with the world-class sailors in the Extreme Club or go for the ride of your life on board a flying GC32 during Stadium Racing, there is a package available for you.

Find out More Buy VIP Tickets

How to follow the racing

Racing will take place from 14:00 - 17:00 UTC+1 on Friday 25, Saturday 26 & Monday 28 August & from 15:00 - 18:00 UTC+1 on Sunday 27.

On Friday 25 and Saturday 26 August, fans can follow the racing online via the LIVE blog.

On Sunday 27 and Monday 28 August, fans can watch the LIVE stream of the racing on the official Facebook page and YouTube channel.

On Monday 28 August racing will be broadcast LIVE from 15:30 - 17:00 UTC+1 on TV channels across the globe, so keep an eye on your local TV listings.

For information on all the other ways to stay up to date take a look at our ‘how to follow’ page.

How to get there

PLEASE NOTE:

For spectators travelling to the event via train, the railway network between Newport and Cardiff is being upgraded over the August Bank Holiday weekend and a replacement bus service will be in operation.

Please see more information on this Great Western Railway page.

There will also be multiple road closures on Saturday 26 August due to Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend. More information about how your route will be affected can be found on this Wales Online article.

Please take a look at the ‘where to watch’ section on this page for the location of public parking. It is marked on the map as number 11.