The company OC Sport , which owns the rights to the popular racing series, Extreme Sailing Series, has confirmed that he sees the financial feasibility of its further implementation.
We will remind, race, Extreme Sailing Series was held in 2007. In recent years, have participated in 10-meter flying GC32 catamaran class, capable of speeds over 60 km/h, and before that a 40-foot Extreme 40 catamarans. The stages of this prestigious series three times in 2014, 2015 and 2016 was held in Saint-Petersburg.
“We applied one after the other a number of business models, but failed to make the series profitable. In such a situation to continue organizing these events seems to us senseless”, – said the head of OC Sport Herve Favre.
About the decision of the OC Sport team knew in advance. Most of them now, obviously, will act in a new series – GC32 Racing Tour , which consists of five stages, which will be held in Italy, Spain and Portugal.
According to the statements of OC Sport , the right on the Extreme Sailing Series will be sold to some company that is going this year to organize a series of regattas with the participation of another class of yacht.
It is worth emphasizing that OC Sport is one of the most reputable companies in the world sailing races. She, in particular, holds such famous regatta Route du Rhum and the Transat.