The return of the Extreme 40s

Adrenalin-fuelled cat racing to take place at selected Volvo Ocean Race stopovers

Tuesday July 15th 2008, Author: Lizzie Ward, Location: United Kingdom
The Extreme 40 Series will be part of the on-the-water entertainment package at selected stopovers during the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09. The Extreme 40s will feature in Alicante, Singapore, Qingdao, Boston and Stockholm with fleets of up to 10 boats.

In each port, the racing will take place between the in-port race weekend and the leg start weekend. In the previous Volvo, the Extreme 40 series included over 80 races, in five countries, during seven months.

Knut Frostad, Chief Executive Officer of the Volvo Ocean Race, said: “The inclusion of the Extreme 40s is based on the excitement the series generated in 2005-06.

“At stopovers during the previous Volvo, the Extreme 40s provided some fantastic racing and they are sure to catch the eye of visitors to the race village again this time round.”

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