Extreme Sailing race to debut at Marina Bay

The Extreme Sailing Series, a global racing event, is set to make its debut in Singapore.

The Marina Bay will host the second of eight legs of this year's race from April 11 to 14.

Now into its seventh season, the series kicks off at Muscat, Oman, in March and will cover eight locations, including China, Turkey, Portugal, Britain, France and Brazil, over three continents.

The Extreme Sailing Series is a unique concept, pitting some of the best professional sailing teams in the world against each other on identical Extreme 40 catamarans. The courses are challenging and tactical, and close to shore, which provides spectacular, stadium-style entertainment for the public. Boats racing in the Extreme 40 class can reach speeds of 40 knots.

Previous editions of the race have featured top sailors such as Britain's three-time ISAF world match-racing champion Ian Williams and Austria's double Olympic gold medallist Roman Hagara.

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