OC Sport, the owners and organisers of the Extreme Sailing Series, have announced plans to stage their first event in Mexico later this year.
Los Cabos, situated on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, will play host to the eighth and final act of the 2017 season as part of a new partnership between OC Sport, the Los Cabos Tourism Board, and German software company SAP.
SAP, a long-time supporter of the Extreme Sailing Series, will serve as the host venue partner for the Mexican event, having been the official technical partner and analytics provider of the series as a whole since 2012.
This year’s Extreme Sailing Series got underway in Muscat, Oman earlier this month. The Mexico event is slated to take place from 30th November to 3rd December.
"We are thrilled to bring the Extreme Sailing Series to Mexico for the first time,” said Dr. Stefan Lacher, the head of sponsorship innovations at SAP, which also title sponsors the Danish-flagged SAP Extreme Sailing team.
“Los Cabos is the perfect venue for the unique stadium races and it promises to be an extraordinary and exciting series finale in 2017.”
Rodrigo Esponda, managing director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board, added: "We are excited to be partnering with SAP this year and to be involved with how their cutting-edge analytics will help the competitors perform better.
“SAP's software will make it easier for fans and sailing enthusiasts to understand the competition, which will create a more enjoyable and engaging experience for all. We are pleased to have Los Cabos as a part of this innovation.”