It was déjà vu for SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Alinghi as it went down to the final double-points race to decide the winner of the penultimate Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in San Diego, but the Danes held their nerve to walk away the champions.
SAP Extreme Sailing Team dominated and unseated Alinghi from the top spot on another crowd-pleasing day in San Diego at Act 7 of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™.
A stellar performance from SAP Extreme Sailing Team saw Alinghi’s lead dwindle to just one point at the half way stage of the seventh Act of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in San Diego.
Freestyle skier Jonny Moseley, ocean athlete Carter Graves and pro skateboarder Andy Macdonald tried out an alternative extreme sport yesterday when they got the chance to race on board a foiling GC32 at the Extreme Sailing Series™ in San Diego.
Alinghi and Land Rover BAR Academy were the teams to beat on the opening day of the penultimate Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in San Diego, USA. But it was the Swiss who demonstrated their prowess in the light winds and took the overnight lead as they left the Brits floundering in the final race.
The world-class line-up of skippers assembled today for the official press conference ahead of the start of the penultimate Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in San Diego. Here’s what they had to say.
The fleet of eight hydro-foiling GC32s headed into San Diego Bay earlier today for the final day of practice racing ahead of the start of the penultimate stage of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ season tomorrow. Amongst that fleet were two US-flagged wildcard crews, Team Extreme San Diego and Lupe Tortilla Demetrio, whose crews are raring to get the real racing underway.
Sir Ben Ainslie, the four-time Olympic gold-medallist and America’s Cup sailor, is to return to the Extreme Sailing Series™ as helm of Land Rover BAR Academy for the penultimate Act of the season in San Diego, from 19 – 22 October.
Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 7, San Diego will see the return of former Series champion Morgan Larson.
The penultimate Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ starts in San Diego in one week’s time. The eight-strong fleet – including two US-flagged wildcard squads – will race in San Diego Bay, a new venue for the Series, as thousands watch from the public Race Village on Harbor Island, from 19 – 22 October.
At each Extreme Sailing Series™ Act across the globe a band of volunteers becomes part of the dynamic event team. Each and every one of them is a vital cog in the machine that ensures the delivery of a smooth and successful world-class sailing regatta.
US-flagged wildcard squad Lupe Tortilla Demetrio is to join the world-class international fleet for the remaining two Acts of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in San Diego and Los Cabos.