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.
Friday 25 August (UTC+1)
Saturday 26 August
Sunday 27 August
Monday 28 August
The free entry public Fan Zone is located by the Norwegian Church on Harbour Drive, Cardiff Bay.
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 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.
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.