Racecourse size: 800 x 300 metres
Race Village opens: 1 September
Where is it happening?
Set on the Neva River in the centre of St Petersburg, the narrow stadium racetrack is surrounded by beautiful iconic buildings. The river presents the sailors with two knots of current and very shifty wind conditions. When the wind funnels down the river from the west it can blow really hard.
Where is the best place to watch?
The free to enter public Race Village is located right in the heart of St Petersburg on Zayachii island, at Peter and Paul Fortress, and the fleet will race on the Neva River against a historical backdrop that includes the world famous Palace Embankment, the site of the Winter Palace, and the Peter and Paul Fortress, between the famous Troitskiy and Drovtsovyy bridges.
Between races public can visit the Land Rover Experience Zone where they have the opportunity to experience the unique off-road capabilities of a Land Rover, right in the heart of this beautiful city. With even a miniature version for the kids!
1 - Entrance
2 - Land Rover Kids Experience Zone
3 - Land Rover Experience Zone
4 - Race Area
5 - Coco Beach Tennis and Volleyball Club
6 - SAP Beach Club
7 - SAP Big Screen
8 - Extreme Club
9 - Media Centre
10 - Pontoon
11 - Red Bull Wigwam
Thursday 1 September
Friday 2 September
Saturday 3 September
Sunday 4 September
If you can’t make it down to the water’s edge but want to keep up to date with all the action, the Extreme Sailing Series™ website ‘LIVE’ page will serve as a ‘one-stop-shop’ for live video, live streaming of the SAP Sailing Analytics and dynamic leaderboards. Fans can also follow the event twitter handle @extremesailing for all the updates from the water as it happens. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #extremesailing.
‘Stadium Racing’ will be streamed live to the website with expert commentary and analytics from technical partner SAP.
Considered by many as one of the world’s most picturesque cities, St Petersburg has all the ingredients for an unforgettable experience: art, lavish architecture, an extraordinary history and rich cultural traditions; but also a modern bohemian side including edgy art galleries and delectable dining. The Historic Centre of St Petersburg and Related Group of Monuments is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.