Extreme Sailing Series is an seven-Act global Stadium Racing circuit which is heading to Cardiff Bay over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
From 24-27 August, an international fleet of hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans will battle it out in the sixth stop on the action-packed global tour, which also visits Oman, Italy, Portugal, Spain, USA and Mexico.
The world-class line-up includes British squad INEOS Rebels UK, whose crew are mentored by members of Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup team.
As well as the racing, the event will provide shore-side entertainment for the whole family. Spectators can enjoy live music, entertainment, a kids’ zone, bars, food stalls and expert commentary of the racing, and also take advantage of the perfect viewing spot from the free-to-enter public Race Village.
Why not join the VIP Club?
Alternatively, spectators can enjoy the Stadium Racing from the comfort of the VIP Extreme Club which offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the event in style. With unrivalled views of the racing, five-star catering, refreshments and exclusive entertainment and behind-the-scenes access, it promises to deliver an unforgettable experience.
The Extreme Sailing Series is unique in that each sailing team carries a non-professional ‘Guest Sailor' during each race, offering the chance to join the professional athletes which include Olympians, World Champions and America’s Cup stars, as they compete.
Unlike any other sporting event where you can only watch, here VIPs can actually sail alongside the best of the best as they muscle their high-performance carbon fibre boats around short courses at speeds of up to 35mph (no sailing experience necessary). Jodie Kidd, Ben Fogle, Rachel Hunter and Michael Vaughan are just a few of the celebs who have taken up the spot.