Andy Tourell, Event Director of the Extreme Sailing Series at founding organiser OC Sport, welcomed the partnership for the world’s pioneering Stadium Racing Series.
“We are thrilled to announce this new partnership with Palmarina,” said Tourell. “The Extreme Sailing Series has a long association with Turkey, having hosted events there in the past on the iconic Bosphorus strait, and I am excited to see this relationship develop.”
With no less than 16 international teams on the start line at each European Act, the Flying Phantom Series brings with it a whole new pool of talent. The partnership is intended to provide a development pathway for this fresh talent, helping them to break into competitive world class sailing, particularly high-performance foiling multihull sailing, benefiting from the Extreme Sailing Series as a global stage to generate exposure.
“Our sponsorship reflects our desire to raise awareness of new, dynamic marine sports that engage the younger generation. They are the future of our industry and we aim to inspire the growth of both local and international talent,” added Derya Akyuz, Head of Marketing and PR at Palmarina Group on the partnership with the Flying Phantom Series.
Thomas Normand, Flying Phantom Class President, said: “I am very excited to see Palmarina partner with the Flying Phantom Series. This is the first major sponsorship for the event so it is great that we have teamed up with OC Sport. This season will be incredibly intense with an international fleet of teams from nine nations, a new partnership with Palmarina, and four iconic venues in Europe. Entertainment and drama will be at the forefront of our Series.”
The 2017 season of the Extreme Sailing Series is now well underway, with two of the eight Acts completed in Muscat, Oman, and Qingdao, China. The next Act will take place in Madeira Islands, Portugal, from 29 June – 2 July, and will see the Flying Phantom Series take off, alongside the Stadium Racing Series, for the first time.
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