Extreme Sailing Series 2012 Feed
Dec 12, 2012
After 11 months of racing the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series came to a close in Rio de Janeiro last weekend and we snapped the best of the action
- Qingdao, China
- APR 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM
- APR 20, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Now known as the City of Sailing, Qingdao became the host venue for sailing during Beijing’s 2008 Olympic Games, boosting its profile to an international audience. Perfectly located on the Southeast peninsula, surrounded on three sides by the Yellow Sea, Qingdao is now China’s premier sailing destination, with first class facilities at its International Sailing Center. The Extreme Sailing Series will begin on the 17th - 20th April with open-water racing, before moving into stadium style racing allowing for the spectators to get up close and personal.
For the second year in a row The Extreme Sailing Series Race Village will be located in Fushan Bay, which was also the home of the Olympic Village in 2008, and on the public days the Extreme 40 fleet will race inside the bay.
Originally opened to tourism in 1984 the city now attracts 15 million visitors a year and is the fourth largest manufacturing port in the country. Framed by miles of golden sandy beaches, a warm climate combined with steady winds that make it a perfect racing location.