Practical information - The Extreme Sailing Series

11 March, 2018

Extreme Sailing Series circuit - A Recap:

What: International Extreme Sailing Series™ with eight events in eight host cities on three continents
Who: Seven international teams composed usually of a crew of five (if a female sailor is on board, teams are allowed to go to six)
Where: Act 1: Muscat (Oman), Event 2: GC32 World Championship in Riva del Garda (Italy), Act 3: Barcelona (Spain), Act 4: Portugal, Act 5 : Cardiff (United Kingdom), Act 6: San Diego (USA), Act 7: Los Cabos (Mexico)
When: March to December 2018 (click here to view the annual calendar)
How: The teams compete in short format races in front of the public, on a 32ft catamaran with foils: The GC32

Following the action

There are a number of ways you can follow the team during all of the eight stages, each of which includes four days of competition (up to 10 races each afternoon - Watch out for the time difference depending on the event location!).

On the Internet, via the home page of and
> Modeled races in 3D from the 1st to the 4th day of the competition
> Regattas broadcast live on the 3rd and 4th days (generally from 2pm local time until the end of the races)
> Replay available at the end of the races by clicking here

On Twitter @teamalinghi
> Results published after each race with some photos and short video moments

On Facebook @teamalinghi and Instagram @alinghi
> Video interviews & photos

Alinghi’s GC32 Crew*
Helmsman, co-skipper: Arnaud Psarofaghis (SUI)
Tactician and mainsail trimmer: Nicolas Charbonnier (FRA)
Trimmer: Nils Frei (SUI)
Foil trimmer: Timothé Lapauw (FRA)
Bowman: Yves Detrey (SUI)

Technical team:
João Cabeçadas (POR)
David Nikles (SUI)

Coach and Team Director:
Pierre-Yves Jorand (SUI)

To find out more:

Event hashtags

Photo credit
© Jesús Renedo

*Temporary changes to the crew
For the 3 last Acts (Cardiff, San Diego & Los Cabos), Nils Frei (groin injury) is replaced by Bryan Mettraux as frontsail trimmer.