eXtreme 40 Grand Prix Series Starts in Alicante


The eXtreme 40 2008-2009 Grand Prix Series kicked off yesterday in Alicante!

The series will follow the Volvo Ocean Race around the world with Grand Prix events in three venues: Singapore, Boston (USA) and Stockholm (Sweden).

The team line-up for yesterdays races included.

  • Holmatro, with the only woman skipper in the Grand Prix Series – Carolijn Brouwer;
  • TWINS, skippered by keelboat champion Erik Maris with a legendary French crew;
  • Volvo Ocean Race, skippered by Brit cat specialist Hugh Styles.
  • Delta Lloyd/Tommy Hilfiger
  • Orange B, skippered by Aaron Mcintosh. There will also be a brand new
  • Team Alicante 2008-09

Each boat carries one lucky non-participating crew member or the Grand Prix races too, making a fantastic corporate sailing experience. Then come and see the winners at the Amstel Happy Hour and Prizegiving at 18,30pm each evening. Up to 40 races are scheduled at each event and every result counts… and the end of the five-stage global series the winning team will take home a brand new VOLVO C30 car!

“It’s going to be a fantastic series,” said Herbert Dercksen, Chief Executive Officer of event organisers and eXtreme 40 builders TornadoSport. “It’s an honour to be associated with the Volvo Ocean Race for the second time, and this time we will be sailing in one of the best venues of the world at Port Darcena in Alicante for some action-packed, high adrenaline racing!”

DAY 1 RESULTS:

1st Alicante 2008-09 (3-5-2-3-1-4-1-3 ) 22 points 2nd Delta Lloyd/Tommy Hilfiger (1-3-3-2-3-3-2-6) 23 points 3rd OrangeB (2-4-1-6-4-2-5-4) 28 points 4th Twins (4-1-4-4-5-1-4-5) 28 points 5th Holmatro (5-2-6-1-2-5-6-2) 29 points 6th Volvo Ocean Race (6-7-5-5-6-6-3-1) 39 points

More at http://www.extreme40series.org/