Over August Bank Holiday weekend the Extreme Sailing Series™, now in its 12th year, arrives in Cardiff Bay and will be the headline act of the Cardiff Harbour Festival.
From 24th – 27th August an array of Olympians, world champions and America’s Cup superstars racing on identical hydrofoil catamarans called GC32 will battle it out to win the only UK leg of the ultimate stadium sailing race global championship.
On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th, the revolutionary Schiller Bikes will also take to the waters in Cardiff Bay.
A mix of the superstar sailors, VIP guests and members of the public will compete in 20-minute relay races in a knockout tournament from 5-7pm. The winner with the fastest time over the two days will receive a Schiller bike to take home.
If you are interested in taking part in the Schiller Bike races please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Extreme Sailing Series™ began in 2007 as the original Stadium Racing sailing circuit designed for spectators, delivering high-performance action close to shore at a free-to-enter Race Village and allowing guests to feel part of the action. Some of the world’s top sailors take part, racing the hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans on short courses, covering the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.
Hailed as “the world’s most radically redesigned bicycle” the new S1-C is constructed out of marine grade alloys and stainless steel, it has proprietary propulsion, a high gloss carbon fibre outdrive, integrated handle bar steering and rugged high-pressure, drop-stitch pontoons that allow for easy transport, assembly and breakdown. Cruising speed is 4-5 mph and the S1-C can achieve speeds of approximately 10 knots per hour (10 mph / 16Kph) depending on rider ability.
Schiller Bikes was founded on the daring belief that people should be able to bike across a blue planet. Developed with state-of-the-art engineering and design, the Schiller S1-C is revolutionising sailing, water sports and cycling industries, enabling millions of people around the world to have an exhilarating, dynamic and safe biking experience on the water.