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
- Porto, Portugal
- JUL 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM
- JUL 8, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Act 4, the halfway stage of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series will be staged between the 5th and 8th July, in Portugal's second largest city, Porto. This will be a brand new addition to the Series calendar and an all new challenge for the sailors.
Porto has a population of around 1.3 million, located along the famous Douro river estuary. It is one of the oldest European centres and a registered UNESCO site. One of Portugal's most famous exports, port wine, is named for Porto, since the area is renowned for its production. Rivaling Lisbon in its economic power, Porto is also home to some outstanding architecture including the Romanesque Cathedral. Like any other European city, football is the most popular sport for Porto is home to northern Portugal's only cricket club! In 1958 and 1960 its streets hosted the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix, in addition to the World Touring Car Championship.