Please select your home edition
Edition
North Sails 2019 - NSVictoryList - Leaderboard

Qingdao and OC Sport partner to deliver China's first international Flying Phantom foiling event

by Extreme Sailing Series 17 Sep 2018 07:04 PDT 30 September - 3 October 2018
Extreme Sailing Series Cascais 2018 - Flying Phantoms © Anna Zykova

OC Sport, the global pioneer in event creation and management, is delighted to announce the creation of a new event that will see the international Flying Phantom fleet compete in Qingdao, China, from 30 September to 3 October this year to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

For the first time in history, twelve of the two-man foiling catamarans representing six nations will descend upon Chinese waters for a four-day festival of foiling at the Qingdao Mazarin Cup powered by Extreme Sailing Series™, an event that will bolster the city's reputation as the home of Chinese sailing.

Stars from the prestigious 2018 Flying Phantom Series, including Series winners Antoine Rucard and Solune Robert from Team France Jeune, will compete in this high-octane Stadium Racing tournament, foiling around the Olympic waters of Fushan Bay at speeds of up to 31 knots. Spectators can expect to witness a similar foiling spectacle to the world-renowned Extreme Sailing Series, keeping fans on the edge of their seats as they enjoy watching adrenaline-pumping racing just metres from the shore.

OC Sport has long been committed to sailing development in China, as emphasised by Qingdao's longevity as an Extreme Sailing Series host venue – the city having hosted the event every year from 2011 to 2017 – and through OC Sport's management of the Chinese flagged entry and Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 winners, Dongfeng Race Team.

Speaking of this new partnership with the Qingdao Administration Centre of Sailing Sport, Executive Director at OC Sport Sailing, Andy Tourell, said:

"This will be the very first time that we've taken the international fleet of Flying Phantoms to the Far East. OC Sport has an impressive history in Qingdao, and this is the eighth consecutive year that the city will host one of our events. We are delighted to announce this extension to our partnership with the Qingdao Administration Centre of Sailing Sport, to continue supporting the city's reputation as the home of Chinese sailing and the development of sailing in China."

Mr. JI Gaoshang, President of the Qingdao Sports Bureau and Secretary in General of Qingdao International Sailing Events (Festivals) Organising Committee commented, "The Extreme Sailing Series has been hosted in Qingdao for the past seven years now. As owner of the Extreme Sailing Series and as the world's premier sailing event organiser, our partnership with OC Sport is important to the growth and development of sailing in Qingdao as the 'City of Sail' in China. We look forward to the excitement of this event which will be brought to the public, once again, over the upcoming national holiday."

For more information on this Flying Phantoms event, please visit the Extreme Sailing Series website.

Related Articles

Closure of Extreme Sailing Series
OC Sport unable to reach a successful management-buy-out OC Sport, the international event organiser and rights holder which owns the Extreme Sailing Series™, has confirmed all operations for the global circuit have ceased after they were unable to reach a successful Management-Buy-Out. Posted on 13 Jun 2019
Extreme Sailing Series™ 2019 update
Brand set to continue in a new direction In 2019 the Extreme Sailing Series brand is set to continue in a new direction, as organisers OC Sport confirm they will cease management of the circuit. Details will be revealed soon. Posted on 3 Apr 2019
Extreme Sailing Series™ Los Cabos overall
Swiss foiling masters Alinghi crowned victors For the fourth time in their eight-year history of competing in the Extreme Sailing Series™, Swiss team Alinghi took the coveted championship title after a remarkable final in Los Cabos, Mexico. Posted on 3 Dec 2018
Extreme Sailing Series™ Los Cabos day 3
Alinghi rises through the ranks on penultimate day >With eyes on the prize, the Swiss sailed a superb day on the water on the penultimate day of the Extreme Sailing Series™ 2018 season finale in Los Cabos, climbing one position from their unsafe third place finish on Friday Posted on 2 Dec 2018
Extreme Sailing Series™ Los Cabos day 2
High fliers: Team Oman Air takes the lead Following their second place finish in yesterday's racing, Team Oman Air reached new heights on the second day of Extreme Sailing Series™ Los Cabos, closing the racing at the front of the seven-strong international fleet. Posted on 1 Dec 2018
Extreme Sailing Series™ Los Cabos day 1
Hat-trick for Hagara and Steinacher Having saved their best moves for the final Act of the season, Red Bull Sailing Team stole the show on the first day of Extreme Sailing Series™ Los Cabos, scoring a pole position hat-trick in the event's opening races. Posted on 30 Nov 2018
Extreme Sailing Series all set for season finale
Less than a week to go, the stage is set Following a hard fought nine months of global touring and tough competition, the highly anticipated end of season showdown promises to deliver an edge of your seat, nail-biting finish, with the teams hell bent on going out with a bang. Posted on 26 Nov 2018
Rasmus Kostner on the ESS Los Cabos event
Extreme Sailing Series event in Los Cabos, Mexico I checked in with the Rasmus Kostner, skipper of the SAP Extreme Sailing Team, via email, about the Extreme Sailing Series' 2018 Los Cabos, Mexico event. Posted on 19 Nov 2018
Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego overall
Team Oman Air top the US Act podium Tight, tense racing thrilled the Californian crowds that gathered on Harbor Island, as Team Oman Air topped the US Act podium on day four of Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego – thwarting Alinghi in the final races of the day. Posted on 22 Oct 2018
Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego day 3
Light winds hinder penultimate day of racing It was a long day for the Extreme Sailing Series™ fleet as light winds teased the teams on the penultimate day of racing in San Diego. Posted on 21 Oct 2018
North Sails 2019 - NSVictoryList - FooterMarine Resources 2019 - FooterZhik 2019 Outlet Sale SW FOOTER