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What is the Extreme Sailing Series™?
青岛帆船网 2017-04-06 10:11:42 

    The original Stadium Racing circuit that brings high-performance racing close to the shore in iconic venues around the globe, offering spectators and fans an experience like no other.

    2017 is the eleventh year of elite level Stadium Racing for the Extreme Sailing Series™, in which the fleet of hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans returns to the field of battle, having made its debut in 2016 replacing the Extreme 40 catamarans.

    For the second Act of the 2017 season the adrenaline-fuelled circuit goes to Qingdao, China, for the seventh year, from 28 April – 1 May in an event hosted by the Qingdao Yachting Association. In 2017 the award winning global Stadium Racing circuit will visit eight iconic Host Venues spanning three continents over ten months, stopping in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas on its way.

    The Extreme Sailing Series is a unique concept, pitting some of the very best professional sailing teams in the world against each other on identical hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans. The teams compete on short but extremely tactical courses, metres from the shore, providing spectacular stadium-style entertainment for the public.

    Organised by global sports marketing and events company OC Sport, this truly global circuit retains its high sporting integrity whilst delivering an event that is tailor-made for spectators – a concept not normally associated with the sport of sailing. The Stadium Racing format, created and pioneered by the Series, has been revolutionary for the sport. It has brought the boats and action to the public like never before, putting guests at the heart of the battle with the unique Guest Sailor spot and dramatically increasing the pace on the water.

    In 2017 the Extreme Sailing Series welcomes the return of three longstanding Official Series Partners: Land Rover, SAP and GAC Pindar. 2017 also sees the Series establish an exciting new partnership with the high-performance clothing brand, Zhik. To celebrate the high-speed exhilarating racing at each Act, the team that reaches the fastest speed during racing will be awarded the “Zhik speed machine trophy for the fastest team on the water, with insights from SAP”.

    The on-the-water action is complemented by bespoke VIP corporate hospitality and attracts international media uptake, including through the custom-made eight-part TV series, produced by Host Broadcaster Red Handed and distributed by IMG to broadcasters around the world.

    The Extreme Sailing Series is one of only six events to be granted ‘Special Event Status’ by World Sailing, formerly known as ISAF, the sport’s governing body, and proactively aims to take the sport of sailing to new markets and new audiences.


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