Sails : Sails 27 August September 2014
extreme sailing 013 LLoydimages FlYing HigH Clockwise from above: J.P. Morgan BAR, The Wave Muscat and Groupama; Alinghi; The Wave Muscat; Emirates Team New Zealand and Oman Air. “as the ‘new boys on the block’ they have been concentrating on understanding the boat and the competition. as they become more familiar with the boat we expect their performance to improve so that by sydney, they will provide a home-town level of competitiveness which will excite the crowd and challenge the established performers,” said elliott. in an iconic location and with racing held very close to shore, the event promises to be a true visual spectacle for the public, with sydney providing accessibility and also consistent winds. “in early december, with racing set for the 14:00-18:00 timeslot, we are expecting the prevailing North easterly 15kt+ sea breezes to provide some dramatic action on the water. Competitors will be severely tested in high speed conditions. spectators will be treated to an amazing spectacle of high speed catamarans with the entire course as close as 50m from the shore and no further than a few hundred metres away. mrs macquarie’s Chair will be the premium location situated in the centre of the course and metres from the start/finish line and will also be the race village area with ongoing entertainment, food and beverage, sponsor activations and other facilities to make for an enjoyable and memorable day,” said elliott. Corporate hospitality facilities and options will also be available, including luxury vessels on the water inside the exclusion zone. more details can be found at www. extremesailing.com.au . elliott confirms that extreme sailing australia has the rights to the event until 2017. “With the right level of support, we could see this event forming a major part of the sydney Harbour event calendar. The 2015 calendar is due for release later this year. We hope to keep the event in sydney, in december with sail sydney, soLas Big Boat Challenge and the Rolex sydney Hobart Race, making december the ultimate sailing experience,” he said.
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