The penultimate Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ starts next week in San Diego, CA. The eight teams – including two US-flagged wildcard squads – will race in San Diego Bay, a new venue for the Series, alongside the public Race Village on Harbor Island from October 19 to 22.
The Extreme Sailing Series will pick up where it left off in Cardiff in August, with a podium tight on points and everything to play for. The first six Acts of the season have seen an intense three-way battle between SAP Extreme Sailing Team, Oman Air, and Alinghi with each boasting a stint in pole position.
Oman Air’s skipper Phil Robertson is looking forward to racing in California and remains characteristically calm and collected about the competition ahead.
“I am very excited about racing in San Diego Bay,” said Robertson. “It is big enough to get the boats ripping along but close enough to the shore to give spectators a great show. We are feeling good at Team Oman Air. The pressure isn’t mounting at all; if anything, it is easing up as we settle into our groove. We have worked hard on improving every event and now it ...