The 2013 Extreme Sailing Series™ heads into the business end of the season with the penultimate act on the French Riviera this October.

Act 7 of the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series presented by Land Rover touches down in Nice next week, with the Baie des Anges the setting for a battle royale between the series leaders, The Wave, Muscat and Alinghi, a single point all that stands between the two teams.

This penultimate act of the 2013 series gets underway on Thursday, 3rd and continues until Sunday, 6th October, with four days of high intensity racing on the cards – if the winds oblige! 

Alinghi’s Morgan Larson is under no illusion as to what is in store for the teams – “Nice will throw a variety of conditions at us and consistency, patience and staying cool will be the key. Hopefully we will have good winds that will showcase these exciting boats along the shore of an amazing city on the Côte d’Azur.”

Action from the Extreme Sailing Series 2012 in Nice - photo © Lloyd

Windsurfing action from the Extreme Sailing Series in Nice 2012 - photo © Lloyd

The official programme for the 2013 event is as follows – 

Thursday 3rd October
14.00-17.00 Extreme 40 open water racing

Friday 4th October
11.30-12.00 Official skippers press conference at the Extreme Club
14.00-17.00 Extreme 40 Stadium Racing
17.30-18.00 Boat of the day presentation

Saturday 5th October
11.00-13.00 NeilPryde Windsurf Racing Series
14.00-17.00 Extreme 40 Stadium Racing
17.00-17.30 NeilPryde Windsurf Racing Series
17.30-18.00 Boat of the day presentation

Sunday 6th October
11.00-13.00 NeilPryde Windsurf Racing Series
14.00-17.00 Extreme 40 Stadium Racing
17.00-17.30 NeilPryde Windsurf Racing Series
17.30-18.00 Act 7 Nice presented by Land Rover prize giving

{youtube}q6l-z6cYx9k?rel=0{/youtube}

The event is open to the public, and there is no admission charge – just find yourself a spot anywhere along the Promenade des Anglais or the Quai des États-Unis to experience all the action on the high seas up close and personal!

Or you can visit the free to enter public Race Village, located just opposite the Théatre de Verdure, where the Extreme 40 fleet will race close to shore on the public days, providing the perfect viewing platform for “Stadium Racing” for the Extreme Sailing Series

There will also be plenty of entertainment throughout the day there, including music, a resident DJ, live commentary in English and French throughout the racing, Range Rover car displays, as well as a zone dedicated to children. The on-water entertainment will be complemented by the main warm up acts, the NeilPryde Windsurf Racing Series.

The Extreme Sailing Series comes to Nice October 2013

CONTACT DETAILS
Extreme Sailing Series™ Race Village
Promenade des Anglais
06000 Nice

Check in here on foursquare

All photographs © Lloyd Images

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This website uses cookies to offer you the best experience online. By continuing to use our website, you agree to the use of cookies.