Bringing close combat racing to city centre Stadiums around the world, the Extreme Sailing Series brings world-class competition to the public, setting pulses racing.
The yachts literally fly over the water at incredible speeds.
Teams use all of their tactical prowess to out-maneuver each other, particularly during mark roundings, and can call a protest on the water if they think another boat has infringed the rules. Umpires are on the water are like football referees and can give penalties, which are normally a penalty turn. If the umpire thinks no foul has been committed they blow a whistle and raise a green and white flag. If there is a really bad foul the umpires can show a black flag resulting in instant disqualification!
Images mostly by Lloyd Images from the Extreme Sailing Series Press Gallery;
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