Madeira hosts another edition of the Extreme Sailing Series™
Madeira Island hosts for the second time the 3rd stage of the Extreme Sailing Series, one of the most important and spectacular circuits of the world sailing, held rom June 29 to July 2.
The official presentation of this event took place at the Port of Funchal International Maritime Passenger Terminal a ceremony attended by Mr. Eduardo Jesus, Regional Secretary for Economy, Tourism and Culture, Mr.Andy Tourell, OC Sports Competition Director and Mr. Sérgio de Jesus, President of Madeira Regional Sailing Association.
The bay of Funchal will be the center stage for this event, held between June 29 to July 2, welcomes the participation of 6 teams: Land Rover BAR Academy, Alinghi, SAP Extreme Sailing Team, Oman Air, Red Bull Sailing Team and NZ Sailing Team, in a group of sailors who took part either in the America's Cup or on the Olympic Games.
This stage presents some novelties to this competion with the debut of the Flying Phantoms, in a total of 16 super fast and light catamarans (weighing 165 kg aprox.) that will be competing at Funchl´s bay. The entrance to the Race Village area where the entertainment, food and beverage, and setting area facilities will be placed, is located at Pier 8, and will be open to all.