The Clubhouse is transformed and day 1 of the Extremes is underway. Flags are flying, the eight competeing boats are berthed on the inner pontoon and the grounds are abuzz with young athletes, the media and the series entourage.
At the Skippers' press conference, Morgan Larson of Oman Air said "On behalf of all the sailors we’re honoured that the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron made such a progressive decision to effectively give the club to us for the event.”
The first race took the fleet out to Clark Island in a choppy 25-30 kt nor'easter. Alinghi gave a foiling masterclass; Oman Air literally took to the air; Discover Madeira avoided a spill but Land Rover took a dip in the Harbour.
Day 2, Friday 8 December
1300-1600 hrs Stadium racing in front of the Clubhouse
1600 hrs Open water racing.
Note to Members
Please bring your Member card for quick access to the Club. The car park fills up very quickly as do the surrounding roads, so please take public tarnsport or taxis where possible.
Members who do not have a lunch reservation are welcome to gather on the Youth lawn where we have set up an alfresco café / bar.