Stage 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series regatta kicks off in Cardiff

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The fifth round of the Extreme Sailing Series regatta has started in Cardiff (Wales, UK). The competition will take place on 22-25 August.

11 teams will take part in the race, including Russian team Gazprom Team Russia.

«The Russian team has changed its line-up: Phil Robertson from New Zealand took the helmsman's place, and experienced» extreme racer Paul Campbell-James, who raced with our team since the beginning of the season, moved to his compatriots, J.P.Morgan BAR, headed by Ben Ainslie. For Phil Robertson, racing Extreme 40 catamarans is not new, having raced in the series in 2012 and 2013 for Chinese teams.

You can follow the progress of the regatta on the event website.

Recall that the last stage of the Extreme Sailing Series was held in St. Petersburg. According to the results of this stage team Alinghi won. They are also the leaders in the overall standings.

After Cardiff, the yachtsmen will go to Istanbul and Nice, and the final stage will be held in Sydney, off the Australian coast.

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