Teams announced for the toughest 2018 Extreme Sailing Series
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 4:30 PM
In the first of eight exceptionally tough events, 35 elite competitive sailors will battle it out on the stunning Omani waters before the Al Mouj Golf course, striving for an Act 1 victory under the Middle Eastern sun.
Determined to secure the coveted Series title, the teams will fight tooth and nail on board their super-fast foiling GC32 catamarans to prove themselves in the first stage of the world’s ultimate Stadium Racing championship, now in its 12th year.
With the Series boasting some of the world’s finest sailors, competition will be fierce on boats that can hit top speeds in excess of 35 knots. Returning to the circuit are some Extreme Sailing Series veterans and victors – including three-time Extreme Sailing Series champion Leigh McMillan.
The British star, who will take the helm for Land Rover BAR Academy, believes this year’s Series will be one of the toughest to date: “The competition is going to be really high this year; I think maybe one of the highest standards we’ve seen on the circuit in a long time; everyone has to be consistent over the season when it’s such a strong fleet.”