Epic battle ahead for Mason...

POOLE sailor Richard Mason switches his attention to Cascais this coming weekend against a host of international crews with SAP Extreme Sailing Team who, after a tough couple of events, are out to prove themselves.

Having emerged triumphant in 2017, the SAP Team returns for yet another epic on the water battle. An experienced 470 and F18 sailor, Mason also competed in the 2014 Solitaire du Figaro.

Having sailed GC32s before as part of the Monaco based team Malizia, competing in the GC32 Racing Tour in 2016, Mason is no stranger to the super fast foiling catamarans.

The is his second year with the Danish flagged team in the Extreme Sailing Series. Racing in Cascais will take place from the 5th-8th of July.

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