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A look back at the extraordinary 2012 Extreme Sailing Series By Extreme Sailing Series, , 1:37 AM Thu 20 Dec 2012
The sixth year on the international sailing calendar for the Extreme Sailing Series global circuit has seen eight world-class teams – plus three ‘wildcard’ home teams in Cardiff, Qingdao and Rio - compete in seven Acts, spanning three continents in what has been another extraordinary year of competition. ...[more]


Edmond de Rothschild Group third in 2012 Extreme Sailing Series By Kate Jennings, , 3:04 AM Sun 16 Dec 2012
The final Grand Prix of the Extreme Sailing Series 2012 definitely lived up to expectations! Over four days, the nine competing crews sailed on an exceptional site, at the foot of the famous Sugarloaf Mountain, beneath the gaze of the no less famous Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado. ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series - Exhilarating double win for The Wave, Muscat By Extreme Sailing Series, , 9:58 AM Mon 10 Dec 2012
At the Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 in Rio de Janeiro, it has been the most closely contested finish ever in the six-year history of the Series, today saw The Wave, Muscat clinch the final Act victory by the smallest of margins – just 0.2 points ahead of the French Groupe Edmond de Rothschild. ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series - Podium places up for grabs + Video By Extreme Sailing Series, , 9:34 AM Sun 9 Dec 2012
In the Extreme Sailing Series, on a day that saw the strongest winds so far here in Rio de Janeiro – a city that will have the world’s eyes on it for the next four years in the build up to the 2016 Olympic Games – the pressure turned up a tempo on the water. ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series - Battle royale underway in Rio By Extreme Sailing Series, , 2:11 AM Sat 8 Dec 2012
The last showdown for the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series is now underway in Rio de Janeiro amid the gaze of the world famous statue of Christ the Redeemer on a race course that is rapidly earning itself a reputation as one of the most beautiful that the Extreme 40s have ever raced on. ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series - Rio prepares to welcome the Extreme 40s By Extreme Sailing Series, , 6:59 AM Fri 30 Nov 2012
In only one week, the Extreme 40s will be heading into the final battle of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series in the spectacular city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – the same city that will not only be hosting the FIFA World Cup Final in 2014 but the 2016 Olympic Games, making it the destination of choice for sporting fans around the world. ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series - Rio showdown on the horizon By Extreme Sailing Series, , 7:50 AM Sun 25 Nov 2012
In just over a week’s time, the Extreme 40s will be heading into the final battle of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series in the spectacular city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – the same city that will not only be hosting the FIFA World Cup Final in 2014 but the 2016 Olympic Games, making it the destination of choice for sporting fans around the world. ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series - Four teams prepare to charge for podium By Extreme Sailing Series, , 3:19 PM Fri 2 Nov 2012
Extreme Sailing Series 2012 final Act is being held in Rio de Janeiro and by the end of play on the 9th December one team will be crowned 2012 Extreme Sailing Series champions. Four teams are preparing to make a charge for the podium, but only one will lift the much-coveted 2012 trophy. ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series - Victory for Groupe Edmond de Rothschild By Extreme Sailing Series, , 6:00 AM Mon 22 Oct 2012
In Act 7 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Nice, France, the French team Groupe Edmond de Rothschild ended the day where they started it – at the top of the leaderboard with a win in the penultimate Act of the year on home soil. ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series - Stakes ramp up on the French Riviera By Extreme Sailing Series, 6:37 AM Sun 21 Oct 2012
On the penultimate day of the Extreme Sailing Series in Nice, France, the stakes ramped up a notch on the French Riviera as the battle lines for the final day of Act 7 were drawn. The ever growing public crowds on the Promenade des Anglais witnessed home team Groupe Edmond de Rothschild move into the overall lead and Pierre Pennec’s team has a slim 4.3 point advantage over Oman’s The Wave, Muscat. ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series Day 2 - Damages, man overboard, action aplenty By Extreme Sailing Series, , 6:07 AM Sat 20 Oct 2012
Day 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series was a full pressure day as the gusty conditions, short courses and reaching starts tested some of the world’s best sailors to their limits – including current Series leader Leigh McMillan whose team, The Wave, Muscat found themselves limping back to port following a collision on the start line in the final race of the day with Alinghi and Red Bull Sailing Team. ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series Act 7 - First day of action in Nice cancelled By Extreme Sailing Series, , 4:42 AM Fri 19 Oct 2012
The first day of competition for Act 7 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Nice, France, has been cancelled due to ‘extreme’ conditions. ‘On the edge, then over it’ – this was Extreme Sailing Series Race Director Phil Lawrence’s description of conditions in Nice today that resulted in the cancellation at the penultimate Act. ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series - High stakes battle on the horizon By Extreme Sailing Series, , 1:45 AM Fri 12 Oct 2012
Act 7 of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series global tour is right around the corner, as some of the world’s greatest sailors prepare to descend once again on to the shores of Nice, France, from the 18th-21st October. Four days of racing are planned in the final European Act of the 2012 Series as the eight Extreme 40 teams prepare for what is sure to be a nail bitingly close regatta. ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series - Williams and GAC Pindar ready for Nice battle By Nicolle Bloomfield, , 12:15 AM Fri 12 Oct 2012
The penultimate event of the Extreme Sailing Series will take place in Nice, France from the 18th-21st October and the current ISAF World Match Racing champion, Ian Williams is to lead the GAC Pindar Extreme team once again. Fresh from competing at Match Race France and the Argo Gold Cup in Bermuda where the Brit picked up another two podium results, Williams now heads to France ready for action. ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series heads to Rio de Janeiro for the finale By Extreme Sailing Series, , 1:50 AM Fri 5 Oct 2012
The greatly anticipated finale of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series will take place in the city of Rio de Janeiro as the Series heads West to make its South American debut, announced Series organisers OC Sport on the October 3rd at the São Paulo Boat Show alongside host venue partners BR Marinas. ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series heads to Nice for Act 7 By Extreme Sailing Series, , 3:06 AM Fri 21 Sep 2012
The penultimate Act of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series™ global tour is being held in the international City of Nice nestled on the French Riviera, from the 18th to 21st October – a stunning setting for Act 7. Nice, a city seeped in history and culture, will welcome the eight Extreme 40 teams, including a local entry Extreme Ville de Nice (previously ZouLou), for a second year ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff - Hilary Lister with GAC Pindar skipper By Nicolle Bloomfield, , 5:35 AM Sat 8 Sep 2012
This past week, Quadriplegic sailor Hilary Lister, famed for being the first disabled woman to sail solo around Britain, joined the GAC Pindar team in Cardiff for the UK leg of the Extreme Sailing Series and showed everyone a thing or two about sailing! ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series - Act 6 in Trapani cancelled By Extreme Sailing Series, , 4:59 AM Mon 3 Sep 2012
Extreme Sailing Series organisers, OC Sport, have been forced to cancel Act 6 of the eight act global tour that was set to be staged in Trapani, Sicily in just ten days time. The Province of Trapani and the regional government of Sicily have failed to execute their financial and operational obligations, necessary to host the event, despite OC Sport’s significant efforts over the last few months. ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Air victorious in Cardiff By Extreme Sailing Series, 4:43 AM Mon 3 Sep 2012
On the final day of the Extreme Sailing Series Act 5, pressure mounted and it was more than apparent out on Cardiff Bay. Leigh McMillan helming The Wave, Muscat was in the hunt for his fourth straight win, to match the Alinghi record set in 2008, and things were generally going his way until the fourth race of today. ...[more]


Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat out front in Cardiff By Extreme Sailing Series, 8:18 AM Sun 2 Sep 2012
At the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff, the crowds crammed into the best vantage points to witness Extreme 40 ‘stadium-style’ racing as Wales’ capital city proudly hosts the UK round of the tour for the first time. A festival atmosphere was predominant around the Race Village neighbouring the annual Cardiff Harbour Festival. ...[more]


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