My apologies for not posting this before. Extreme Sailing is taking place right now at Al Mouj Golf Course at the Wave in Muscat, Oman! I was out there this morning and it’s truly a gorgeous day to be outside watching the boats and enjoying all the fun activities taking place like camel riding, football competitions and more…in addition to watching expert sailors from around the globe compete for top prize! You might want to consider going out there tomorrow with the family. The Extreme Sailing series started Wednesday but there are still 2 days left. Here is the schedule for the last 2 days of the sailing series, today and tomorrow: I put this up to focus on “on the water entertainment“. Please ignore the Extreme Club column as this was originally intended for invited members of the media. I was invited to be on one of the sailing boats during one of the actual races but I did it last year so I declined the offer to allow others the opportunity to enjoy such a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime event. Here’s the post where I included video I took during the actual race last year!If you haven’t been to Al Mouj Golf Course, there’s no better opportunity than during the exciting extreme sailing series! It’s on November 18th street on the right hand side of the highway a kilometre or 2 just before the main Wave entrance. Just keep your eyes out for the excellent signage in place.My buddy, Geoff, scouting out a good spot for the Red Bull team photoshoot. My main purpose for being out at Al Mouj this morning was helping Geoff with the equipment and lighting. The last time I was out there was when they was only a 9-hole course. They are now a full 18-hole course and it is gorgeous!From the media invitation, “With vessels reaching top speeds in narrow stadium courses the Extreme Sailing Series has become a benchmark in the sailing world. Oman features a great sea-faring tradition and has once again been chosen to host the sailing elite including Austrian double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans-Peter Steinacher who are part of the Red Bull Extreme Sailing team. We are very pleased to welcome all Media for the Extreme Sailing Series, Oman 2014 (19-22 March). We look forward to seeing you as they battle it out in the regatta.” Here’s a great video including yesterday’s highlights: RACING SCHEDULE 2014
Act 1: ASIA (Singapore) February 20-23
Act 2: OMAN (Muscat) March 19-22
Act 3: CHINA (Qingdao) May 1-4
Act 4: RUSSIA (Saint Petersburg) June 26-29
Act 5: UK (Cardiff) August 22-25
Act 6: TURKEY (Istanbul) September 11-14
Act 7: TBC (Mediterranean) October 2-5
Act 8: AUSTRALIA (Sydney) December 11-14
If I did it right, this should give you live coverage of the race going on right now:I love seeing these smaller sailboats out on the water. Where the “grass canopy” meets the rocks. Interesting…Camel riding – Fun for the whole family!So what are you waiting for? Head on down to Al Mouj now while the action is on! A big thanks once again to Stacey Ross, Red Bull Communications Specialist, who always does her best to bring fine entertainment to the residents of Oman!
The experiences you, and your buddy – my son – Geoff share are so great! I would love to ride a camel.