A reminder of the performance of the Extreme Sailing Series 2016 in Hamburg
Bug to bug, each with 43 points on the season account, the two leading teams of the Extreme Sailing Series are heading for Hamburg: The Danish SAP Extreme Sailing Team and the Swiss Team Alinghi are the top favorites for the four-day regatta on the Elbe. The third-placed team Oman Air, which won the last regatt before Barcelona, is also one of the co-favorites in the fifth of a total of eight regattas of the Extreme Sailing Series 2017, one point behind the leaders Points), Sir Ben Ainslies young talents from the Land Rover BAR Academy (32 points) and the NZ Extreme Sailing Team (31 points) for the best placement - this is the starting position in the Hanseatic city before the first starting shot on Thursday at 1.30 p.m.
The junior team of the British cup maker Land Rover BAR Academy wants to attack in front of Hamburg
The six well-known teams will be joined by a second British team in Hamburg that has registered with a wild card for Act 5: Team Extreme will lead Olympic champion Stevie Morrison into the four-day regatta. Morrison said, "The GC32 catamarans are fantastic boats, the Extreme Sailing Series regatta format unique and exclusive. It's the only way to experience such dramatic theater-style races. Our crew has never sailed together in their composition before, but." I'm looking forward to the challenge. " In Hamburg, Morrison was already part of the party two years ago: "It's a cool place. In the middle of a big city. And we had so many spectators!"
An interview with Stevie Morrison
Morrison's team also belongs to Linov Scheel from Kiel. The 20-year-old is looking forward to his debut in the Extreme Sailing Series and will be on duty as the bow man. "I've never sailed a GC32 before, but I have a bit of experience on performance boats like the 49er. I feel well prepared. I'll try to learn as much as I can and as quickly as possible."
Spectators in front of the Unilever building have the best view of the sailing action, the Race Village with lots of infotainment is located at the Hamburg Cruise Center HafenCity on Chicagokai. In addition to the extreme races on the GC32 catamarans, the Flying Phantom series will also be continued after appearances in front of Madeir and Barcelona in Hamburg. The season standings are led by the RedBull Sailing Team on the fast two-man boats, ahead of Cup Legend (France) and the Culture Foil team. The meetings of the fast foilers should make the "Festival of Foiling" even more varied on the Elbe. The regatta ends on Sunday.
An impression from the last Extreme regatt before Barcelona