Nine years ago the Extreme Sailing Series took high performance racing to the crowds and changed the sailing world. With the short courses and fast action, the series influenced some of the biggest events in sailing. Now in its 10th year the ESS ups the ante once more as the fleet takes to hydrofoils on brand new boats.
At the other end of the scale, 900 junior sailors race at one event on Lake Garda. Aside from the spectacle, you can’t help wondering how many of tomorrow’s stars are in there. So we asked some of the world’s top sailors about what the Optimist meant to them.
Plus, how the newest boat in the Olympics is challenging the best sailors in the world and how one man’s work changed a generation of yacht design.
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