San Diego included in eight-stop global tour of Extreme Sailing Series

Los Cabos also announced as a destination; series begins March 14 in Oman.

WORLDWIDE — The 2018 Extreme Sailing Series will kick off March 14 at Muscat, Oman, and continue through November, when the competitive sail event finishes its eight-stop tour in Los Cabos, Mexico.

San Diego will host the seventh stop of the tour, Oct. 18-21. The tour heads from there to the cape of Baja California, Nov. 29-Dec. 2.

Other stops on the 2018 tour are: Lake Garda, Italy (May 24-27); Barcelona, Spain (June 14-17); Portugal (July 5-8); St. Petersburg, Russia (Aug. 9-12); and, Cardiff, United Kingdom (Aug. 24-27).

The Lake Garda, Italy stop doubles as the GC32 World Championship.

Extreme Sailing Series was established in 2007. Teams compete against each other in hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans.

Teams competing in the 2018 series have not yet been announced.

Rob Greenhalgh, who helmed Basilica on behalf of Britain, was the first-ever series winner. SAP Extreme Sailing won the 2017 series.

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