Extreme Sailing Series 2011 Feed
Red Bull Air Force skydiver, Jeff Provenzano, thrilled the crowds at the Extreme Sailing Series in Boston, USA by diving from a plane at 14,000 feet to the Fan Pier before boarding the Red Bull...
Turkish Delight: Extreme Sailing In Istanbul May 26, 2011
The fifth season of the Extreme Sailing Series continues this week, swooping into the historic harbour in Istanbul for five days of wind powered action
Acronysm: Extreme Sailing Series China Apr 12, 2011
Act two of the Extreme Sailing Series kicks off tomorrow in Qingdao, China and we've got all the key facts that you need to know about the newest stop in the competition...
- DEC 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM
- DEC 11, 2011 at 11:00 PM
It's hard to believe that this high-rise cosmopolitan city, with the world's fourth largest financial centre was once a humble fishing village. Yet that's how Singapore began, and now the island surrounded by the Singapore and Johor Straits with many inland waterways, will provide the perfect setting for the Extreme 40 fleet to race.
Sailing is popular in Singapore with three yacht clubs on the island including the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club. Many regattas are held throughout the year and the Extreme Sailing Series will really turn up the heat at this island location. Originally discovered by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles in 1819 who set up the island as a trading station with a policy of free trade that soon attracted merchants from all over Asia and from as far away as the Middle East and America. One of the smallest countries in the world, it is home to nearly 5 million people. The Marina Bay which receives North to Northeasterly winds in December, is in the heart of Singapore and provides a natural on-water stadium for the Extreme Sailing Series. Situated a stones throw away from the famed Raffles Hotel, named after Sir Raffles. The hotel is home to the world-renowned Singapore Sling cocktail, originally created before 1951 in the Long Bar by Nigiam Tong Boon. The original recipe can be seen on display in the hotel.