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The end of an era

by sailingscuttlebutt.com

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In 2007, the Extreme Sailing Series™ stormed onto the professional racing scene and changed the world of sailing forever, with it’s pioneering Stadium Racing format.

From Asia, the Middle East, South America, the USA, Russia, Europe and Australia, over the last nine years the Series has visited 25 international destinations including Rio de Janeiro, Venice, Amsterdam, Singapore, Hamburg, Sydney, Marseille and Boston.

Attracting the world’s best sailors to race in high-performance Extreme 40 catamarans, in 2016, the Extreme Sailing Series™ will celebrate its tenth anniversary, reinvigorating itself with the introduction of the ‘flying’ catamaran: the GC32.

This video looks back at the last nine-years. The end of an era

Time to fly for Extreme Sailing Series™

From ExtremeSailingSeries

Extreme Sailing Series™ organisers OC Sport have today ushered in a new era for the original Stadium Racing global circuit, with the announcement of a new generation of foiling catamarans to be used as part of the event in the future.

A panel of the world’s top international sailors and sailing experts gathered at Act 4 of the 2015 global tour in Cardiff, Wales, to discuss the initial concept with OC Sport, and ultimately to have their say on what they want from a new design of boat.

Watch the video for a unique insight from OC Sport Executive Chairman Mark Turner, OC Sport Technical Manager Neil Graham, co-creator of the Extreme 40 Mitch Booth and former Extreme Sailing Series champion Chris Draper.

‘Insane’ foiling boats force changes in sailing circuit

From telegraph.co.uk

The arrival of ‘insane’ racing boats as seen in last year’s America’s Cup is forcing organisers of sailing events like Extreme Sailing Series to rethink their future

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The spaceship has landed and this one, in the shape of spectacularly fast foiling boats first seen in the America’s Cup last year, is forcing the brains behind sailing events such as the Extreme Sailing Series to rethink the future…
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Extreme 40 catamaran has towed a foil kiteboarder

From surfertoday.com

extreme40 tow a kitefoil

The Land Rover Extreme 40 catamaran has towed a foil kiteboarder, during the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series Qingdao, in China.

British surf manufacturer Carbon 6ix has hitched a ride from the 62-foot high Land Rover Extreme 40, during Act 3 of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series, held in Chinese waters.

Read the entire post on surfertoday.com