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June 30, 2011 - July 4, 2011
created by: Sailgroove News
The Boston event will be staged at Fan Pier as part of the Boston Harborfest celebrations and it is lining up to be a very special event... visit the Fan Pier Facebook page here. Taking place from Thursday, 30th June to Monday, 4th July, every day is open to the public and there will be plenty of attractions. The 11-boat Extreme 40 fleet will showcase their close combat 'stadium' style of racing in front of the spectators at Fan Pier, a 21-acre site on Boston's waterfront spanning nine city blocks, owned by the Fallon Company, the official host venue partner to the Boston Act. The Extreme 40s will be supported by 49er racing, Laser and J22s racing for the official charity Courageous Sailing, fireworks, live music and street performers, and aerial demos from the Red Bull Air Force skydivers. Media partner Boston's Fox25 TV will be capturing all the action as part of their scheduled live programming from Fan Pier. The Extreme Sailing Series is a unique concept, pitting some of the very best professional sailing teams in the world against each other on identical Extreme 40 catamarans, on challenging, tactical courses, but close to shore to provide spectacular, stadium-style entertainment for the public. The award-winning circuit will visit Muscat (Oman), Qingdao (China), Istanbul (Turkey), Boston (USA), Cowes (UK), Trapani (Italy), Nice (France), Almeria (Spain) and, finally, Singapore starting in February until December 2011. The on-the-water action will, once again, be complimented by bespoke VIP corporate hospitality and attracts international media attention including a TV-series distributed in over 100 countries. The Extreme Sailing Series has been granted "Special Event Status"ÃÂ by ISAF, the sport's governing body, and is a strong supporter of promoting sailing in to new markets and to new audiences.