Published Oct 10, 2016 by ExtremeSailingSeries.com: "We are thrilled to announce a return to the Americas for the first time in six years in 2017 in what promises to be another action-packed year with two new venues."
2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ calendar, Acts 1-8:
- 08 - 11 March - Muscat, Oman
- 28 April - 1 May - Qingdao, China
- 29 June – 2 July - Madeira Islands, Portugal
- 20 - 23 July - Europe
- 10 – 13 August - Hamburg, Germany
- 25 – 28 August - Cardiff, UK
- 19 - 22 October - San Diego, USA
- 30 Nov– 3 Dec - Los Cabos, Mexico
"Alongside existing host venues of Muscat, Qingdao, Madeira, Hamburg and Cardiff, the Series is now set to visit San Diego in California and Los Cabos in Mexico. Andy Tourell, Event Director of the Extreme Sailing Series, confirmed the new venues at a press conference hosted by the Pestana Hotel Group in Lisbon October 10, 2016.
"“We are thrilled to be heading back to the United States and to Mexico for the first time after a long absence from the Americas,” said Tourell. “I have no doubt that both San Diego, which has a long sailing tradition, and Los Cabos – which is a great sailing destination in its own right - will quickly establish themselves as among the classic venues on our circuit. I am sure the locals in both venues will love the action-packed racing that makes the Extreme Sailing Series unique,” he added. In San Diego the Race Village and all the other elements of the Extreme Sailing Series set-up – including the VIP area and the pontoons - will be based at Harbor Island, and the racing action will take place just five metres from the shore. Joseph Terzi, President & CEO San Diego Tourism Authority commented: “On behalf of San Diego, and our thriving, distinguished sailing community, we welcome with open arms the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series to America’s Finest City ..."--ExtremeSailingSeries.com
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