2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ due to begin with four days of epic on-the-water racing in Muscat, Oman, from 14-17 March
Swiss sailing legends Alinghi have today officially announced their entry into the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™, marking their eighth season in the ultimate Stadium Racing Championship.
Extreme Sailing Series™ owners and organisers OC Sport have once again teamed up with global TV sports producer and distributor, Sunset+Vine, to distribute all news, live digital and broadcast coverage of the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™.
Following a highly successful first year, the Flying Phantom Series is set to lift-off alongside the Extreme Sailing Series™ once again in 2018, providing even more high-speed racing for fans around the world.
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.