2017 Extreme Sailing Series

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2017 Extreme Sailing Series
Edition 11th
Dates 8 March – 3 December 2017
Yachts GC32
← 2016
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The 2017 Extreme Sailing Series are the eleventh edition of the sailing series and the seventh year of it being a fully global event. In 2017 the series continues in the GC32 foiling catamaran after the series moved away from the Extreme 40 in 2016.[1][2]

Acts[edit]

Act 1: Muscat, Oman[edit]

The first act of the series was held again in Muscat, Oman, on the weekend of 8–11 March 2017 .

Act 2: Qingdao, China[edit]

As last year, Qingdao, China was the host of the second act of the 2017 series, on the weekend of 28 April to 1 May 2017.

Act 3: Funchal, Madeira Islands[edit]

For the second time, Madeira hosted the series as the third act in Marina Funchal, on the weekend of 29 June to 2 July 2017.

Act 4: Barcelona, Spain[edit]

Barcleona, Spain hosted the fourth act,on the weekend of 20–23 July 2017.

Act 5: Hamburg, Germany[edit]

Act 5 was held in Hamburg, Germany for the third time, on 10–13 August 2017.

Act 6: Cardiff, UK[edit]

For the sixth time, Cardiff, Wales will again be a host city, it will be held on the bank holiday weekend of 25–28 August 2017.

Act 7: San Diego, United States[edit]

San Diego, United States will be a venue for the series this year, due to be held on 19–22 October 2017.

Act 8: Los Cabos, Mexico[edit]

The final act will be held in Los Cabos, Mexico, the first time as a venue in the Extreme Sailing Series. It's due to be held on the weekend of 30 November to 3 December 2017.

Teams[edit]

Alinghi[edit]

The defending champions also won the title in 2008 and 2014.[3]

The team includes Ernesto Bertarelli (skipper/helm), Arnaud Psarofaghis (skipper/helm), Nicolas Charbonnier (tactician), Nils Frei (headsail trimmer), Yves Detrey (bowman) and Timothé Lapauw (foil trimmer).

Land Rover BAR Academy[edit]

The Ben Ainslie Racing academy team consists of Rob Bunce (skipper/bowman), Chris Taylor/Owen Bowerman (helmsman), Sam Batten (headsail trimmer), Oli Greber/Adam Kay/Matt Brushwood (trimmer/floater) and Elliot Hanson/Will Alloway (mainsail trimmer).[4]

NZ Extreme Sailing Team[edit]

A new team to the series, they are led by co-skippers Chris Steele and Graeme Sutherland and also include Harry Hull, Josh Salthouse, Josh Junior, Andy Maloney, and George Anyon.

Oman Air[edit]

The team includes skipper Phil Robertson, Pete Greenhalgh, Ed Smyth, Nasser Al Mashari and James Wierzbowski.[5]

Red Bull Sailing Team[edit]

The team includes skipper Roman Hagara, Hans Peter Steinacher, Stewart Dodson, Will Tiller and Adam Piggott.[6]

SAP Extreme Sailing Team[edit]

The team includes co-skippers Jes Gram-Hansen and Rasmus Køstner, Adam Minoprio, Pierluigi de Felice, Mads Emil Stephensen and Richard Mason.[7]

Wild Cards[edit]

FNOB Impulse[edit]

Racing in Barcelona, FNOB Impulse included Jordi Xammar, Joan Cardona, Luis Bugallo, Kevin Cabrera and Florian Trittel.[8]

Team Extreme[edit]

Team Extreme is skippered by veteran Mitch Booth and includes Alberto Torné, Jordi Sánchez, Tom Buggy, Jordi Booth, Freddie White, Joan Costa and Ruben Booth.[9]

Lupe Tortilla Demetrio[edit]

Helmed by John Tomko, the team included Jonathan Atwood, Matthew Whitehead and Tripp and Trevor Burd.[10]

Results[edit]

Results as of 01 June 2018.[11]

Rank Team Act 1 Oman Act 2 China Act 3 Portugal Act 4 Spain Act 5 Germany Act 6 United Kingdom Act 7 United States Act 8 Mexico Overall Points
1 Denmark SAP Extreme Sailing Team 12 9 12 10 11 12 12 20 98
2 Switzerland Alinghi 11 12 11 9 7 11 11 24 96
3 Oman Oman Air 10 10 10 12 12 10 9 22 95
4 Austria Red Bull Sailing Team 9 8 9 11 10 9 10 18 84
5 United Kingdom Land Rover BAR Academy 7 11 7 7 8 7 7 16 70
6 New Zealand NZ Extreme Sailing Team 8 7 8 8 9 8 8 14 70

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GC32s to replace Extreme 40s". Extreme Sailing Series. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Harriett, Ferris (25 August 2015). "Extreme Sailing Series move to super-light GC32 foiling catamarans for 2016 season". Yachting World. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Alinghi". extremesailingseries.com. Retrieved 23 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "Land Rover BAR Academy". extremesailingseries.com. Retrieved 23 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Oman Air". extremesailingseries.com. Retrieved 23 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "Red Bull Sailing Team". extremesailingseries.com. Retrieved 23 October 2017. 
  7. ^ "SAP Extreme Sailing Team". extremesailingseries.com. Retrieved 23 October 2017. 
  8. ^ http://www.extremesailingseries.com/teams/view/fnob-impulse
  9. ^ http://www.extremesailingseries.com/teams/view/team-extreme
  10. ^ "Countdown to Extreme Sailing Series San Diego >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News". 12 October 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2017. 
  11. ^ "Extreme Sailing Series – Results". Extreme Sailing Series. Retrieved 29 May 2017. 

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