Xtreme 40's Flying Start!
Xtreme 40's Flying Start!Report Abuse
The in-port on-the-water and right off the dock entertainment has begun here in Alicante!
From the Class:
The eXtreme 40s brought their unique style of sailing to the Volvo Ocean Race today, as the first event of the eXtreme 40 Series | Alicante Grand Prix got underway in the main basin, right next to the Volvo 70s preparing for the start of the round the world epic.
Six eXtreme 40s took to the water in glorious sunshine and a north-easterly breeze which built during the afternoon for plenty of hull-flying eXtreme 40 action! The racecourse was set right in the middle of the main Alicante harbour, surrounded on three sides by the Volvo Ocean Race village, with the turning marks just metres from the shore. Spectators could even get a chance to get onboard during racing as on of the ‘fifth men’, with spare spaces for this once-in-a-lifetime experience given to those who donated to the ‘Save the Whale’ campaign at the Volvo Ocean Race entry Team Russia’s base – pop by the Team Russia/Green Dragon base in Alicante to find out more!
Read Full Report:http://www.extreme40series.org/news.asp?NewsID=11
Just booked my ride for some x-40 fun...proper blog report Wednesday late morning EST time. What this class is doing to get people out on the water is fantastic ~ more to come!