Volvo Named Official Car Supplier for Cardiff Leg of Extreme Sailing Series

July 13, 2012

Volvo Car UK is the latest brand to join forces with the Extreme Sailing Series, as Official Car Supplier to the Cardiff leg of the series.

As well as providing a fleet of cars to the Extreme 40 teams and event organisers to assist with the complex logistics of running the only UK leg of the 2012 Series, some of Britain’s top sailing talent including Team Volvo sailors and 2012 470 World Champions, Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark, Olympic gold medallist (Laser) Paul Goodison, RS:X windsurfer Nick Dempsey and Lucy Macgregor’s ‘Match Race Girls’, will also be present in Cardiff to try their hand at a completely different type of sailing post the 2012 Olympic Games.

Volvo Car UK has been a key sponsor of British sailing since 1999, supporting everything from youth development at grass roots through to Britain’s top sailors at the pinnacle of the sport. That support includes a group of 17 elite, inspirational British athletes who will compete on home waters this summer just two weeks before the event in Cardiff. 

The Extreme Sailing Series pits some of the world’s best sailing teams against each other on identical Extreme 40 catamarans, and is synonymous with the ‘stadium’ style racing – putting spectators right at the heart of the action.

This will be the first time the Series visits the Welsh capital between the 30th of August and the 2nd of September, opening to the public from 31st August, as part of the Cardiff Harbour Festival with thousands of spectators expected to descend on Cardiff Bay to see the high-speed adrenalin-fueled Extreme 40s take to the water there for the first time.

Volvo will host a selection of shore-based activities during the Act including the chance to meet the Team Volvo sailors, an exhibition of the latest Volvo car range including the all-new V40  plus the chance to win prizes and race virtually against the sailors on the RYA Volvo Sail for Gold game.