29 April 2016

Extreme Sailing Series, Qingdao, China, Sailing Videos, Twitter Feed

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016, Act 2, Qingdao, China:
UPDATE: Extreme Sailing Series: "Swiss team Alinghi notched up their first win of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ in a breathtaking final day of racing in Qingdao. Alinghi went into the finale of Act 2 with the narrowest of leads over rivals and Act 1 winners Oman Air, and all to play for as the fleet took to the stadium race course in 8-10 knots of wind, enough for the GC32 catamarans to ‘fly’ on their hydrofoils." Final Results: extremesailingseries.com/results

LIVE Qingdao: Day Four - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016 Starts: May 2, 2016 MON 3:15 AM EDT (US)

3D Qingdao: Day Four - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016 Starts: May 2, 2016 MON 2 AM EDT (US)

Above: LIVE Qingdao Day Three Video - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016
May 1, 2016 SUN 3:30 AM ET (US)

Above: 3D Qingdao: Day Two - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016
Starts: April 30, 2016 SAT 2:00 AM ET (US)

A lesson in foiling:

As the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ goes foiling, watch the experts talk about this new dimension as the sailors explain how the brand new hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans fly. Published March 24, 2016

Above: 3D Qingdao: Day One - Graphics Only - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016
Starts: April 29, 2016, FRIDAY 2:00 AM ET (US)

China here we come: The Extreme Sailing Series™ gets ready for Act 2, Qingdao | News: "The fleet of eight, super-fast hydrofoiling GC32 catamarans will take their place on the water in Fushan Bay to commence battle from 29 April – 2 May. With only one Act under their belts on the new GC32s, many of the crews are still learning the ropes on the foiling flying machines. The crews, from 16 nations, are likely to face tricky wind conditions in Qingdao, making the already steep learning curve even steeper."

The action begins on Friday 29 April with a day of open water racing before the teams take to the Stadium on Saturday 30 April. Fans around the globe can watch the racing live online on the official event website at the following times: Sunday 1 May: 1530-1700 GMT+8 Monday 2 May: 1515-1645 GMT+8

The Line-Up – Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 2, Qingdao:

Alinghi (SUI)
Skipper/Helm: Arnaud Psarofaghis (SUI)
Tactician: Nicolas Charbonnier (FRA)
Headsail Trimmer: Nils Frei (SUI)
Bowman: Yves Detrey (SUI)
Floater: Timothé Lapauw (FRA)

Chinese flagged team – name to be announced (CHN)
Skipper/Helm: Taylor Canfield (ISV)
Tactician/Bowman: Chris Steele (NZL)
Mainsail Trimmer: Hayden Goodrick (NZL)
Headsail Trimmer: Shane Diviney (IRL)
Floater: Luke Payne (AUS)/Liu Xue (Black) (CHN)

Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR)
Skipper/Tactician: Bleddyn Môn (GBR)
Helm: Leigh McMillan (GBR)
Headsail Trimmer: Ed Powys (GBR)
Bowman: Neil Hunter (GBR)
Floater: Adam Kay (GBR)

Oman Air (OMA)
Skipper/Helm: Morgan Larson (USA)
Mainsail Trimmer: Pete Greenhalgh (GBR)
Headsail Trimmer: Ed Smyth (NZL/AUS)
Bowmen: Nasser Al Mashari (OMA) & James Wierzbowski (AUS)

Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT)
Skipper/Helm: Roman Hagara (AUT)
Tactician: Hans Peter Steinacher (AUT)
Mainsail Trimmer: Stewart Dodson (NZL)
Headsail Trimmer: Adam Piggott (GBR)
Bowman: Brad Farrand (NZL)

Sail Portugal (POR)
Skipper/Helm: Diogo Cayolla (POR)
Mainsail Trimmer: Bernardo Freitas (POR)
Headsail Trimmer: Javier de la Plaza (ESP)
Bowman: João Matos Rosa (POR)
Floater: Luís Brito (POR)

SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN)
Co-Skipper/Helm: Jes Gram-Hansen (DEN)
Co-Skipper/Tactician: Rasmus Køstner (DEN)
Mainsail Trimmer: Mads Emil Stephensen (DEN)
Headsail Trimmer: Pierluigi De Felice (ITA)
Bowman: Renato Conde (POR)

Team Turx (TUR)
Co-skipper/Helm: Stevie Morrison (GBR)
Co-skipper/Floater: Edhem Dirvana (TUR)
Mainsail Trimmer: Cem Gözen (TUR)
Headsail Trimmer: Tom Dawson (GBR)
Bowman: Tom Buggy (GBR)

More information: http://www.extremesailingseries.com

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