Cowes Set For Seven Days Of Extreme Sailing Series Action
- 48 of the World’s very best sailors will be in Cowes for Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series™. Twelve teams and sailors from 15 nationalities will be on the startline in Cowes for the only UK stopover on the 2011 circuit during Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.
- On-water entertainment each day from 3pm from Saturday 6th to Friday 12th August 2011.
- BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank to close the seven days of competition with a ticket-only party, raising funds for official Extreme Sailing Series Act 5 charity Toe in the Water, supporting competitive sailing for injured servicemen.
Cowes, will once again play host to the 2011 Extreme Sailing Series™ circuit. Twelve teams with 48 sailors from 15 nationalities, will line up on the starting grid on Saturday 6th August for Act 5 at the only UK stopover on the global circuit at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.
Watch the Cowes Week Promo Video here
The Extreme 40 fleet racing at Cowes Week 2010 © Lloyd Images
The Extreme Village will once again be at Egypt Point. Open from 11am each day, it is the perfect spot to watch all the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week fleet starts before the Extreme 40s kick off in front of the Extreme Village at 3pm each afternoon.
In addition, a two storey VIP marquee will be in place, designed to give invited guests a panoramic view of the race course as they enjoy the experiential hospitality.
With live commentary, food concessions, including fish and chip specialists CATCH, the Extreme Bar, the Island’s renowned Minghellas ice cream stand and a Marinepool Extreme Sailing Series™ clothing concession, the Extreme Village is the perfect place to enjoy Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, without missing a moment of the action.
Professional Windsurfer Guy Cribb racing the Extreme 40s at Cowes Week 2010 © Lloyd Images
The Extreme Sailing Series™ is the home of ‘Stadium Sailing’ and each afternoon from 3pm the on-water action will kick off in style.
Saturday to Tuesday will see the Extreme 40s in action from 3pm right in front of the Extreme Village at Egypt Point. From Wednesday to Friday the Extreme Village will be a great vantage point to come and watch all the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week action and as soon as the last finishers are past Egypt Point, the Extreme 40s will be lining up for their first start.
But there will be plenty to do and see before the main action gets underway. British Championship Windsurfer Guy Cribb has challenged the Extreme 40s to some head-to-head combat and will be showing the crowds some of his fancy tricks at the weekend.
Every afternoon, at 6.15pm there will be a presentation to the top boat of the day : an opportunity to come and meet some of the top international sailing heroes.
Cowes venue map showing location of the race area and race village
BBC Radio 1 DJ and Curator of Bestival, Rob da Bank, will for the third year return to Cowes for a one-night ticket only set to close the Extreme Sailing Series™ on Fireworks Night, Friday 12 August. From 8pm, Rob, a long-time supporter of the circuit and sailing fan, will provide entertainment for the 500 guests.
Rob commented, “Every year that the Extreme Sailing Series comes to Cowes with their insane stadium sailing it gets me more excited about the possibilities of sailing really bloody fast boats as close as possible to the spectators! I love music and sailing about equally so to be invited to be part of the Extreme Fireworks party is a great honour once more!”
Tickets, priced £12, are on sale now from www.extremesailingseries.com/cowes and are strictly on a first come, first served basis with £1 from every ticket going to official charity Toe in the Water.