Extreme Sailing Series™ Guide to Foiling

Published on September 23rd, 2017

Fancy a lesson in foiling? Chris Steele talks you through three of the main components of the high-performance hydro-foiling GC32 and explains what allows the catamaran to fly up to two meters above the water.

Promising a spectator experience and festival atmosphere unlike anything local sailing enthusiasts and sports fans have ever seen, the Extreme Sailing Series is set to make its debut next month, Oct. 19-22, in San Diego, CA.

The penultimate Act of the season in San Diego will see two U.S.-flagged wildcard teams added to the lineup of international entries. Details of the American squads will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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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 Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The platform used is the one design foiling GC32 catamaran, with the format highlighting ‘stadium’ short-course racing in front of the public.

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