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Extreme Sailing Series

All 2013 teams return plus Olympic legend Sir Ben Ainslie and Volvo Ocean Race winner Franck Cammas

An eight Act globetrotting circuit spanning Asia, the Middle East and Europe confirmed

Wednesday 8 January 2014Redaction SSS [Source RP]

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Extreme Sailing Series Extreme Sailing Series #extremesailing ™ organisers OC Sport, alongside Land Rover, one of two Series Main Partners, have today confirmed details of their most ambitious Series to date at the London Boat Show Boat Show #BoatShow . The award-winning and ‘ISAF Special Event’ world tour will celebrate its eighth year on the international sailing calendar with eight iconic Host Venues spanning three continents, over eleven months and nine elite level teams representing seven nations, who will compete to win the coveted Extreme Sailing Series Extreme Sailing Series #extremesailing trophy.

Executive Chairman of OC Sport, Mark Turner, commented: “2014 is the eighth year of this the original Stadium Racing circuit, and significantly our fourth as a world tour. We’ve added two commercially important markets for our stakeholders, and retained six existing venues as well as all the teams from 2013 – we continue on an upward curve with this event which is delivering elite level top class sporting action, as well as strong commercial return on investment for all its stakeholders. That combination remains number one priority for us with this event.”

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Extreme Sailing Series ™ 2014 Host Venues:

  • Act 1: Singapore, 20-23 February
  • Act 2: Muscat, Oman 19-22 March
  • Act 3: Qingdao, China 1-4 May
  • Act 4: Saint Petersburg, Russia 26-29 June
  • Act 5: Cardiff, UK 22-25 August
  • Act 6: Istanbul, Turkey 11-14 September
  • Act 7: Mediterranean 2-5 October
  • Act 8: Sydney, Australia 11-14 December

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 Teams and skippers:

Team / Skipper

  • Alinghi (SUI) – Ernesto Bertarelli (SUI)
  • GAC Pindar (AUS) – Seve Jarvin (AUS)
  • Groupama Team France (FRA) – Franck Cammas (FRA)
  • J.P. Morgan BAR (GBR) – Ben Ainslie (GBR)
  • Oman Air (OMA) – Rob Greenhalgh (GBR)
  • Realteam (SUI) – Jérome Clerc (SUI)
  • Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) – Roman Hagara (AUT)
  • SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) – Jes Gram-Hansen (DEN) /Rasmus Kostner (DEN)
  • The Wave, Muscat (OMA) – Leigh McMillan (GBR)

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