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16th February, 2017

The inaugural Haute Route Alpe d’Huez: retracing cycling’s most legendary roads

The course for the inaugural Haute Route Alpe d'Huez is announced today by organiser OC Sport and it will see riders cover 248km of roads through stunning scenery and climb 8,700 metres over some of the most legendary cols in cycling.

During Haute Route Alpe d'Huez the peloton of passionate cyclists from all over the world will discover some of the most famous roads anchored in cycling folklore in the French Alps.

Race director Jean-François Alcan believes the course will challenge riders of all abilities while also offering them the chance to enjoy some of the most…

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15th February, 2017

Extreme Sailing Series™ and GC32 Racing Tour foiling cats to face off in two weeks

In a fortnight’s time the first ever GC32 Championship for the combined fleets from the GC32 Racing Tour and Extreme Sailing Series™ will begin in Muscat, Oman.

The ultra high-speed foiling one design GC32 catamarans will be competing at the GC32 Championship from Tuesday 28th February until Sunday 5th March. Racing will take place off Al Mouj Marina (The Wave, Muscat), on the outskirts of Muscat where the event’s host, Oman Sail, has its headquarters.

Run by the GC32 International Class Association in association with OC Sport, the 2017 GC32 Championship is the first of what, henceforth,…

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13th February, 2017

Phil Robertson to skipper Oman Air in 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™

Oman Air’s bid to claim the Extreme Sailing Series™ crown will be led by World Match Racing Champion Phil Robertson, who has been appointed skipper for the 2017 campaign, which starts in Muscat, Oman, on 8 March.

In the 2016 season, having sat at the top of the leaderboard since the first Act, the Omani team’s shot at the title was scuppered in the final Act by its main adversary, Alinghi. This season the team will look to retain that top spot to the very end, with Robertson at the helm.

“I am very excited about the…

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8th February, 2017

New-look SAP Extreme Sailing Team returns with podium ambitions

SAP Extreme Sailing Team has announced its return to the Extreme Sailing Series™ ahead of the season opener in Muscat, which takes place in less than a month’s time.

In preparation for what will be its sixth season in the world’s leading Stadium Racing Series, the team has undergone a major reshuffle in its crew line-up.

The Danish-flagged team is the second to announce its entry into the 2017 season behind Swiss team Alinghi. The Danes finished the 2016 season in fourth place overall but they are setting their sights higher for this year.

“Our results…

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31st January, 2017

Zhik becomes official Clothing Partner to the Extreme Sailing Series™

As it enters the 2017 season, the Extreme Sailing Series™ has established an exciting new partnership with the high-performance clothing brand, Zhik.

In a five-year deal, Zhik, which specialises in technical sailing apparel, becomes the Official Clothing Partner to the global Series, which attracts some of the world’s top sailors, racing hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans on short-courses close to the shore.

Alongside this new partnership, the Series also welcomes the return of three of its longstanding Series partners, Land Rover, SAP and GAC Pindar, as it continues to offer a platform for prestigious global brands throughout its eight-Act…

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