Extreme Sailing St. Petersburg Cancelled
Published on May 11th, 2018
(May 11, 2018) – OC Sport, the creator and organizer of the Extreme Sailing Series™, has announced that it is cancelling the 2018 event to be held in St Petersburg, Russia from August 9-12.
The company said a combination of reasons lay behind the decision and that it had been reached after having taken into account the views of all the stakeholders involved in the world’s only Stadium Racing Series.
However, OC Sport hopes to return to Russia in the future and to build on its impressive history of successful events in St Petersburg.
The 2018 Extreme Sailing Series championship has already got off to a spectacular start this year in Oman and the next event is just two weeks away at the GC32 World Championship at Riva del Garda on May 24-27.
Other events on this year’s calendar include Barcelona, Portugal at a venue to be announced next week, Cardiff, San Diego and the final at Los Cabos in Mexico in late November.
2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ calendar
March 14-17 – Muscat, Oman
May 24-27 – GC32 World Championship, Lake Garda, Italy
June 14-17 – Barcelona, Spain
July 5-8 – Portugal
August 9-12 – St Petersburg, Russia (Cancelled)
August 24-27 – Cardiff, UK
October 18-21 – San Diego, USA
November 29-December 2 – Los Cabos, Mexico
Background: The Extreme Sailing Series is in its twelfth season, with this year’s eight event tour travelling through Middle East, 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.