Extreme Sailing Series 2014, Official Launch video
2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ Official Launch video - In 2014, the award-winning Extreme Sailing Series™ will embark on its most ambitious tour to date, with eight iconic Host Venues spanning three continents, over eleven months - including two brand new venues Saint Petersburg, Russia and Sydney, Australia. Nine elite level teams representing seven nations, will compete to win the coveted Extreme Sailing Series trophy, including Olympic legend Sir Ben Ainslie, Volvo Ocean Race winner Franck Cammas, reigning champion and British Olympian Leigh McMillan and double Olympic gold medallist Roman Hagara - to name a few!
Ambitious Series confirmed for 2014: Full starting grid, 3 continent world tour & 2 new venues » Extreme Sailing Series: "- An eight Act globetrotting circuit spanning Asia, the Middle East and Europe confirmed for an eighth year of Stadium Racing including two brand new Host Venues – Russia and Australia. - Nine elite level teams representing seven nations – all 2013 teams return plus Olympic legend Sir Ben Ainslie and Volvo Ocean Race winner Franck Cammas. - Maintaining the highest level of sporting integrity, in the same award-winning format, across a mix of iconic cities, established sailing venues, and new markets of strong commercial value to stakeholders...."
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) - Jérôme Clerc (SUI) Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) - Roman Hagara (AUT) SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) - Jes Gram-Hansen (DEN) / Rasmus Køstner (DEN) The Wave, Muscat (OMA) - Leigh McMillan (GBR)
Seve Jarvin to helm Australian entry in Extreme Series 2014
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