Video Highlights: Extreme Sailing Series, Muscat and Qingdao
Published on May 20th, 2016
The Extreme Sailing Series is in its tenth season, with this year’s eight event tour travelling through Asia, Europe, and Australia. The platform used is the one design foiling GC32 catamaran, with the format highlighting ‘stadium’ short-course racing in front of the public.
The curtain was officially raised for the 2016 season in March, kicking off the season in style in the Sultanate of Oman. The season started with a stunning coastal race down to the historic old town of Muscat, which saw the new hydro-foiling GC32s race against the backdrop of the Al Alam Royal Castle in the Muttrah Port on the opening day. The fleet then took to the Omani Stadium for three action-packed days of racing, which saw the eight teams really get to grips with flying.
March 16-19 – Muscat, Oman
April 29-May 2 – Qingdao, China
June 23-26 – Cardiff, UK
July 28-31 – Hamburg, Germany
September 1-4 – St Petersburg, Russia
September 22-25 – Istanbul, Turkey
October 6-9 – Lisbon, Portugal
December 8-11 – Australia (location TBD)