North Sails has been announced as the Official Sailmaker to the Extreme Sailing Series. The series, which is based on a one-design format requires a high level of consistency so that teams are competitive and racing is close.
Bruno Dubois, Vice President of North Sails Europe said:
“We have followed the Extreme 40 class since the beginning and have a long-standing relationship with both the organisers OC Sport and the teams. This new partnership will take that to the next level and through the association with one of the most exciting classes around, we hope to be able to leverage the partnership in the future.”
Mark Turner, Executive Chairman at OC Sport, organisers of the Extreme Sailing Series said:
“We are delighted to officially welcome North Sails as a Partner to the Extreme Sailing Series. Their unrivalled experience makes them an obvious choice for us and they are a brand both the teams and us believe in which is hugely important in a one-design class.
It has been a busy start to 2013 for us; we signed EDOX as our official timekeeper, Marinepool have renewed their clothing partnership until 2016 and last week we announced Aberdeen Asset Management would be the Singapore Host Venue Partner.”
The 2013 season begins in Muscat Oman this week, with a strong line-up of teams with a high calibre of racing sailing talent. Defending champions – Oman Sail’s Muscat the Wave will face competition from GAC Pindar, Alinghi, Red Bull Extreme, SAP extreme as well as new teams – Realteam and Team Korea.
Live coverage is available online to fans around the world. The coverage promises enhancements from Extreme Sailing Series technology partner SAP. The coverage, produced by Sunset+Vine will also feature commentary from Richard Simmonds.