03 October 2013

Extreme Sailing Series on the French Riviera, Nice, France (video)

The Extreme 40s are getting ready to flex their seafaring muscles at the penultimate Act of the 2013 global Extreme Sailing Series™  -- set against the backdrop of the world famous Promenade des Anglais, Nice on the French Riviera. It will provide the playground for the eight Extreme 40s including the home nation entry, the first club by ALL4ONE Racing Team. This Act is all about putting valuable points on the leader board to set the teams up for the final clash in Florianópolis, Brazil. Watch all the Extreme 40 action live online, 10am -11am EDT (US), 1500-1600 BST/1600-1700 CEST (4-6 October) at johnthecrowd.com.

Testing conditions ahead for Act 7, Nice presented by Land Rover » Extreme Sailing Series: " . . . Today’s practice races played out in light winds that built as the day progressed, giving the crews a taster of what the French Riviera has in store over the next four days. The penultimate Act of the 2013 Series presented by Land Rover is set to provide a testing forecast to the convoy of elite sailors, ranging from rolling seas and gusts up to 30 knots, to light and fickle breeze perhaps more associated with Nice. SAP Extreme Sailing Team co-skipper Jes Gram-Hansen evaluated; “The weather forecast is showing that we can expect everything this weekend, so we should see some varied conditions! It’s not only the wind conditions we need to watch, but also the movement of the waves, which is due to set a challenge“. . . ."

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