Friday, 24 January 2014

Extreme Sailing Series update, Gazprom team rumoured to be fielding a team in the 2014 season

From the following article on

If one is to believe our well-informed sources from Australia, the Extreme Sailing Series is set to become in 2014 the undisputed, premiere sailing circuit that will gather the who-is-who of the sport in the world. Two weeks ago, organizers unveiled a lineup of nine teams that included two of the world’s most renowned skippers, Sir Ben Ainslie and Franck Cammas. Then, two days ago, Emirates

Team New Zealand was confirmed as the tenth team. America’s Cup veteran Dean Barker and young gun Peter Burling will alternate at the helm of the kiwi Extreme 40.

When we thought that the circuit had reached its peak, our well-informed sources from Australia surprised us with the news that the 11th team that will complete this year’s lineup will be no other than a strong Russian entry, funded by energy giant Gazprom and skippered by two-time winner of the circuit, Great Britain’s Paul Campbell-James.

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