OC Sport, owner and organiser of the Extreme Sailing Series™, is thrilled to announce an extension of their technology sponsorship with German software giant SAP, for a further four years. The renewal of the sponsorship will see the partnership reach a decade, as together the Series and SAP continue to push the boundaries to transform the sport of sailing for fans, media and sailors.
The 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ is ready to fly for the 12th consecutive year, with the announcement today by Series organisers OC Sport of a global tour that will visit eight major cities on three continents.
Behind the scenes of the fast-paced Extreme Sailing Series™ is a hard-working, tight-knit team of uniquely interesting individuals. One such character is Tom Buggy, a super-talented windsurfer and an expert in all things foiling.
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and those with sea legs, Were dreaming of waves as high as mastheads; The stockings were shackled to the transom with glee, In hopes that St Nick would find them at sea;
Danish-flagged SAP Extreme Sailing Team was crowned champion of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™, while Alinghi took home the Act 8, Los Cabos, presented by SAP trophy, in an electrifying season finale.
As the Extreme Sailing Series™ made its debut in Mexico this week in Los Cabos, Team Extreme México has made history as the first-ever Mexican team with the first-ever Mexican sailors on board in the 11-years of the Series.
Alinghi stole the show for the second day running to extend its lead in the standings at Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 8, Los Cabos, presented by SAP, but crucially SAP Extreme Sailing Team retained the podium position that is the key to it taking the overall 2017 victory when the season draws to a close tomorrow.
A near faultless performance from Alinghi saw it move top of the Extreme Sailing Series™ Los Cabos leaderboard as the double-points season finale reached the halfway mark. Meanwhile, SAP Extreme Sailing Team upheld its spot on the podium behind Oman Air and continued to defend its overall grip on the 2017 rankings.
As battle commenced for the final Act of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Los Cabos, presented by SAP, the protagonists in the fight for the 2017 title dominated the podium. Oman Air was the clear leader, finishing seven points clear in pole position.
With racing due to start in less than an hour’s time, find out what the sailors had to say at the official skippers’ press conference this morning, which set the scene for Act 8, Los Cabos, presented by SAP, the final Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™.
The boats are prepped for battle, the venue is ready for spectators and the teams are raring to go. It is now less than 24 hours until the final of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ gets underway. The venue for the decider is Cabo San Lucas in Los Cabos, known as the ‘End of the Earth’.
In a week’s time the stunning Mexican municipality of Los Cabos will host the season finale of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™, bringing to an end what has been a thrilling season of high-performance foiling catamaran racing.