Extreme Sailing Series 2011 Istanbul, Turkey 27 - 29 May 2011 The city where East meets West, set on the boarder between Europe and Asia, Istanbul has a unique historic cultural heritage. Situated on the Bosphours coast, this has ensured a long history in sea trading and was previously the capital of the Byzantine Empire. Today the Extreme Sailing Series racing will be hosted on the Golden Horn, a natural harbour with Istanbul’s business district on one side and the historic old town on the other. Istanbul has consistent steady winds that will treat spectators to some truly Extreme racing. The racing will begin on the 25th with two days of 'open-water' racing before moving into the stadium racing from the 27th - 29th May where the spectators will be guaranteed some high action racing in the stadium area.