Extreme Sailing Series 2011 started in February and has visited Muscat (Oman), Qingdao (China), Istanbul (Turkey), Boston (USA), Cowes (UK), Trapani (Italy), Nice (France), Almeria (Spain) and will finally visit Singapore in December 2011.
Groupe Edmond de Rothschild, Muscat 2011 - Extreme Sailing Series
UK viewers can now watch the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series six part TV series starting this Saturday, 12th November on Channel 4. The six programmes will run over consecutive weeks on Channel 4 and this Saturday’s programme starts with Act 1 in Muscat, Oman. Whilst for international viewers, the fifth programme of the six-part series is now available to air featuring the French Act in Nice. It was an emotional win for the home-team of Groupe Edmond de Rothschild who only secured victory in the final seconds of the final race. Pierre Pennec’s French team will now battle for overall 2011 victory at the final Act in Singapore (7th – 11th December). Bloomberg (pan- Europe), TV2 (Denmark), BETV (Belgium) have already released their broadcast schedules (see below) with more broadcasters around the world confirming their schedules soon. Visit the TV schedule page on the website for more details.
Dramatic capsize for Aberdeen Asset Management in Act 5, race 6 of day 3 at Cowes - Extreme Sailing Series
The fourth programme has already aired on CNBC, Bloomberg, TVNZ, Canal+ (France), Nelonen (Finalnd), TV2 (Denmark), Sun Sports Florida and is set to air in Brazil on Band Sports from the 12th November and in South Africa on Supersport from the 8th November (see schedule below). The half-hour programme covers all the action from the Boston, Cowes and Trapani Acts. ‘Home-town boy’ Terry Hutchinson on Artemis lost in the final race to the Dean Barker’s Kiwi crew on Emirates Team Newland Zealand in Boston and Cowes delivered plenty of breeze and drama including a spectacular capsize by the Aberdeen Asset Management team. Then in Trapani Ben Ainslie, Britain’s three-time Olympic gold medalist, made an impressive successful debut.
Full details on the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series will be announced after the final Act of 2011 in Singapore.
Where, when and who? All will be revealed before Christmas but it is no secret that the circuit will re-visit Muscat (Oman), Istanbul (Turkey), Trapani (Italy) and Almeria (Spain) – host venues all on multi-year contracts. Discussions are ongoing with existing 2011 host venues Qingdao (China) and Nice (France) whilst there will be two, if not three, new venues added to the 2012 circuit. The 2012 Notice of Race has already been issued to existing 2011 teams and prospective 2012 teams.
Extreme Sailing Series TV Schedules:
Programme 1 (Muscat, Oman)
12th November 07:20 Channel 4, UK
Programme 4 (Boston, Cowes, Trapani)
4th November 8th November 12th November
Programme 5 (Nice)
10th November 00:00 TV2 Sport, Denmark
11th November 13:30 TV3, Denmark
13th November 09:00 TV4, Denmark
16th November 23:00 BETV, Belgium
18th November 22:00 BETV, Belgium
20th November 12:10 BETV, Belgium
21st November 17:04 BETV, Belgium
24th November 23:30 BETV, Belgium
26th November 16:30 Bloomberg
27th November 16:30 Bloomberg
Full TV listings here.
The fleet racing in front of the Spanish crowds of spectators - Act 8, Almeria - Day 1 - Extreme Sailing Series
Extreme Sailing Series website