Some of the world’s best sailors are preparing to meet up for the first, opening act of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series Singapore. Act one is due to start on 5th February and will run through until 8th February, at the world famous Marina Bay, Singapore. Race Director Phil Lawrence thinks it is a fantastic venue to open the series with: “……..right in the middle of the city that really does epitomize our stadium concept. Light and tricky winds are the norm, but it can get very gusty as we saw last year, especially if the frequent thunderstorms are nearby. It’s a tricky venue, which will test the teams both old and new. With such a talented and diverse fleet, I think the established form guide could be thrown out of the window.”
The Extreme Sailing Series Singapore will see 9 teams from 10 nations and 45 world-class sailors competing, here is a list of all the teams:
GAC Pindar (GBR)
Gazprom Team Russia (RUS)
Lino Sonego Team Italia (ITA)
Oman Air (OMA)
Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT)
SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN)
Team Aberdeen (SIN)
Team Turx (TUR)
The Wave, Muscat (OMA)
And the other venues and dates for the Extreme Sailing Series 2015 are as follows:
Act 1 – Singapore 5 – 8 February
Act 2 – Muscat, Oman 11 – 14 March
Act 3 – Qingdao, China 1 – 4 May
Act 4 – Cardiff, UK 18 – 21 June
Act 5 – Hamburg, Germany 2 – 5 July
Act 6 – St Petersburg, Russia 20 – 23 August
Act 7 – Istanbal, Turkey 1 – 4 October
Act 8 – Australia 10 – 13 December
The Extreme Sailing Series 2015 is now in its ninth year. The series has given sailing a kick up the butt and introduced the public to Stadium Sailing, putting spectators at the heart of the racing, increased the speed and performance on the water and set new standards in competition and sailing entertainment.
For more information on the Extreme Sailing Series Singapore, visit the Extreme Sailing Series portal.
Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff – Act 5
The Extreme Sailing Series will be winding it’s way over the hills and valleys to Cardiff for Act 5 starting from Friday 22nd August until Monday 25th August 2014. Sailing will take place in beautiful Cardiff Bay over the Bank Holiday weekend and forms part of the Cardiff Harbour Festival. Members of the public can enter the Race Village on Harbour Drive and you can see the Extreme 40 catamarans moored close enough to nearly touch! Racing for the Extreme Sailing Series will take part in the bay and viewing will be possible from Harbour Drive.
For more information visit the Extreme Sailing Series website.
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