Act 1 of 2017 Extreme Sailing Series just around the corner
Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:40 PM
-2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ season opener will get underway in Muscat, Oman, in six days' time, from 8-11 March
-Eight international teams, including two wildcard entries, set to take to the water in the hunt for the first Act win
-Racing will be streamed live on 10 & 11 March on the event’s official Facebook and YouTube channels
With the inaugural GC32 Championship now underway, there are just six days until the Extreme Sailing Series returns for 2017 with Act 1, Muscat – the first stop on an eight-Act global tour that will visit three continents over 10 months.
Eight teams, representing seven nations, with 40 of the world’s finest sailors on board, will compete on the waters in front of the Al Mouj Golf course, as they start their season-long campaigns to claim the coveted Series title, currently held by Swiss team Alinghi.
The crews will come fresh from competing in the inaugural GC32 Championship, which has seen the one-design fleets from the Extreme Sailing Series and GC32 Racing Tour unite to form a record 11-strong fleet of GC32s.