Useful information - Extreme Sailing Series

28 June, 2017


What: The Extreme Sailing Series™ circuit comprises eight events, in eight host cities on three continents.
Who: Seven to nine international teams, each mainly composed of five sailors (a mixed or women crew could race with six)
Where: Act 1: Muscat (Oman), Act 2: Qingdao (China), Act 3: Madeira islands (Portugal), Act 4: Barcelona (Spain), Act 5: Hamburg (Germany), Act 6: Cardiff (England), Act 7: San Diego (USA), Act 8: Los Cabos (Mexico)
When: Between February and December (click here to access to the calendar)
How: Teams compete over short and fast courses in front of the public aboard a 32ft flying, foiling catamaran: the GC32

Follow the action
Follow the Alinghi Team during each of the eight events (4 days of racing per event, up to 10 races each afternoon – but be aware of time difference depending where it happens):

Online, via and
> Races modeled in 3D from 1st to 4th day of racing
> Live racing from 3rd to 4th day of racing, generally from 2pm local time until the end of racing
> Replays available at the end of racing

On Twitter @alinghiteam
> Updates after each race

On Facebook @teamalinghi and on Instagram @alinghi
> Interviews, videos, photos throughout the regatta

Alinghi's GC32 Team*
Bowman: Yves Detrey (SUI)
Headsail Trimmer: Nils Frei (SUI)
Foil regulator: Timothé Lapauw (FRA)
Tactician and mainsail trimmer: Nicolas Charbonnier (FRA)
Helm, co-skipper: Arnaud Psarofaghis (SUI)

Technical Team
João Cabeçadas (POR)
David Nikles (SUI)

Trainer and Team Director
Pierre-Yves Jorand (SUI)

To find out more

Hashtags for the event

Credit for photo
© Lloyd Images

*Temporary changes to the crew
For the second event of the championship (Act 2 in Qingdao), Nils Frei (foot injury) was replaced by Bryan Mettraux (SUI) as frontsail trimmer