Returning to the fleet for 2016, former Series champions Alinghi will be co-skippered by team principal Ernesto Bertarelli, who established the professional racing team in 2000, and Arnaud Psarofaghis. As two-time winners of the America’s Cup and of the Extreme Sailing Series™, Alinghi’s top-quality crew will be a strong contender in this year’s fleet as they hunt for a third championship title. Now in its tenth season in 2016, the award-winning and adrenaline-fueled global Series has given the sport of sailing a healthy dusting-off. Bringing the action to the public with Stadium Sailing, putting guests at the heart of the battle and dramatically increasing the pace on the water, the creators of the Extreme Sailing Series™ have set new standards, both in terms of high level competition and sporting entertainment. With a new fleet of hydro-foiling GC32s replacing the Extreme 40 for the 2016 season the Extreme Sailing Series™ looks set to be another fast-paced and thrilling year.