Video Highlights: Extreme Sailing Series Madeira Islands
Published on July 2nd, 2017
The third event of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ held June 29 to July 2 in Madeira Islands, Portugal. Seven international teams competed on the GC32 for four days with SAP Extreme Sailing Team leading from day one, but not without having to fight off advances from Alinghi and Oman Air.
2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ calendar
March 8-11 – Muscat, Oman
April 28-May 1 – Qingdao, China
June 29-July 2 – Madeira Islands, Portugal
July 20-23 – Barcelona, Spain
August 10-13 – Hamburg, Germany
August 25-28 – Cardiff, UK
October 19-22 – San Diego, USA
Nov 30-Dec 3 – Los Cabos, Mexico
Background: The Extreme Sailing Series is in its eleventh 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.