The UK leg of the Extreme Sailing Series, the global and annual sailing circuit in the world that this year will visit 8 iconic venues in 3 continents and is coming to Cardiff from 18 to 21 June just after visiting the Olympic sailing city of Qingdao, in China, at the beginning of May.
The adrenaline-fueled Elite Level Extreme Sailing Series is a unique concept, pitting some of the very best professional sailing teams in the world against each other on identical Extreme 40 catamarans, on challenging, tactical courses, but close to shore to provide spectacular, stadium-style entertainment for the public, a format that has been recently copied by other competitions such as the America’s Cup and the Olympic Games.
The original Stadium Racing format pioneered by the Series has been revolutionary for the sport. It has brought the boats and the action to the public like never before, putting guests at the heart of the battle with the unique ‘Guest Sailor’ spot and dramatically increasing the pace on the water that result in great footage.
The sailors from 8 teams and up to 12 nationalities are some of the best in the world: Olympic, America’s Cup, World Champions, offshore legends and record breakers. It is elite level, high performance sport.
In Cardiff, China’s double Olympic medallist, Xu Lijia, will be part of the Umpire Team.