Please select your home edition
Edition
Naiad

Extreme Sailing Series - Heat is on for SAP Extreme Sailing Team

by Gillian Clarke on 20 Mar 2014
Fleet - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 © SAP Extreme Sailing Team
On the second day of Act 2 in the Extreme Sailing Series 2014 the heat is on for the SAP Extreme Sailing Team in more ways than one as they hit the race course later today in Oman Muscat. Spectators and guests visiting the Almouj Golf Club will be gripped by the racing, as the competing teams will battle it out in 12 gruelling races in temperatures reaching 30 degrees.

Despite the intense heat The SAP Extreme Sailing Team, who are competing against 10 other teams of world class sailors, know that to stay ahead of the pack, they need to play it cool and calm when executing manoeuvres today.


This morning Rasmus Kostner commented:

'Today the intensity rises as we go into stadium racing format. Reaching starts and shorter courses makes the race even more challenging and more about positioning and boat speed. We know that yesterday’s result is just the first step on the way and there’s a lot of work ahead to retain a good result here in Oman.

We’ve been consistent with our drills and procedures within the team. Our rigorous preparations to setup for the new racing format should put us in a strong position and support our decision making and staying out of trouble on the race course.


Our team is really competitive and we’re sure we will continue to push even harder today to even the score. We’re pretty motivated to perform well and with the sunshine, sea breeze and good atmosphere on board we are ready to keep fighting on day 2 here in Oman.

Key points for the team today will be to get speed off the start line. Choosing the clean lanes and keep fighting. Our boat speed is very promising and we feel we match the best teams around the course. We are very thankful to Conde del Mare and the great refit they have made leading up to this season.'

The SAP Extreme Sailing Team currently lie in first place overall for this regatta and are determined to keep the pressure on.

1- SAP Extreme Sailing Team 48 points
2 - Alinghi 45 points
3 - Groupama sailing team 45 points
4 - The Wave, Muscat 44 points
5 - ETNZ 43 points
6 - Red Bull Sailing Team 41 points
7 - Oman Air 33 points
8 - J.P. Morgan BAR 32 points
9 - Gazprom Team Russia 25 points
10 - Realteam 22 points
11 - GAC Pindar 16 points

InSunSport - NZBakewell-White Yacht Designnavathome 660x82

Related Articles

Extreme Sailing Series -Sydney Land Rover recognises talent
Extreme Sailing Series: Tom Slingsby was awarded trophy for showcasing greatest tactical performance and improvement. Extreme Sailing Series: Oman Air’s Tom Slingsby (AUS) was awarded the trophy for showcasing the greatest tactical performance and improvement seen this year on a debut appearance at the Extreme Sailing Series™. Series Main Partner, Land Rover presents the Award to teams or individuals in recognition of those who have demonstrated the finest examples of skill, sportsmanship and strength of mind.
Posted on 14 Dec 2014
Extreme Sailing Series- Delayed coverage - Day 4 +Audio
Delayed coverage of the fourth day in the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney harbour - check start time on Video. Delayed coverage of the fourth day in the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney harbour. Today is Day 4 with full video coverage. Nic Douglass (Adventures of a Sailor Girl) will carry her own inimitable commentary from two hours before the start of racing, due to get underway at 4.00pm Sydney time. Now live.
Posted on 14 Dec 2014
Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat see championship bid slip
The Wave, Muscat saw their 2014 championship lead slip away in Sydney after a dramatic but frustrating day on the water 2014 Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat saw their 2014 championship lead slip away in Sydney after a dramatic but frustrating day on the water while Australian sailor Tom Slingsby and his crew on Oman Air dazzled local crowds to jump four places on the leaderboard.
Posted on 14 Dec 2014
Extreme Sailing Series- Day 3 image gallery from Sydney Harbour
Sydney photographer, Beth Morley, was on the water for the third day of racing in the Extreme Sailing Series Sydney photographer, Beth Morley, was on the water for the third day of racing in the Extreme Sailing Series, and provided this galley from the day's racing. JP Morgan BAR (Ben Ainslie) had a collision from behind which damaged their rudders / tiller arm and had to be replaced between races... Realteam hit them from behing and JP Morgan BAR missed three races while it was replaced.
Posted on 14 Dec 2014
The Extreme Sailing Series™ - Action-packed day on Sydney Harbour
The Extreme Sailing Series™ saw an action-packed, full pressure day on Sydney Harbour The Extreme Sailing Series™ saw an action-packed, full pressure day on Sydney Harbour for the Extreme 40s at the penultimate day’s racing of the 2014 global tour, where the grudge match between Alinghi and The Wave, Muscat was rife.
Posted on 14 Dec 2014
GAC Pindar skipper Nathan Wilmot celebrates birthday with two race win
On the penultimate day of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series, GAC Pindar recorded two wins during a mixed day of sailing On the penultimate day of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series, GAC Pindar recorded two wins during a mixed day of sailing for the Australian team.
Posted on 13 Dec 2014
Extreme Sailing Series- Live coverage - Day 3 +Audio
Livee of the third day in the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney harbour - check start time on Video. Live of the third day in the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney harbour. Today is Day 3 with full video coverage. Nic Douglass (Adventures of a Sailor Girl) will carry her own inimitable commentary from two hours before the start of racing, due to get underway at 4.00pm Sydney time. Now live.
Posted on 13 Dec 2014
Extreme Sailing Series- Replay coverage - Day 2 +Audio
Replay coverage of the second day in the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney harbour - check start time on Video. Replay coverage of the second day in the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney harbour. Today is Day 2 with full video coverage. Nic Douglass (Adventures of a Sailor Girl) will carry her own inimitable commentary from two hours before the start of racing, due to get underway at 4.00pm Sydney time. Now live.
Posted on 12 Dec 2014
Extreme Sailing Series- Skippers Media Conference
After the cancellation the skippers held a media conference which Nic Douglass recorded and can be heard here Racing has been cancelled in the Extreme Sailing Series, Sydney due to strong winds. After the cancellation the skippers held a media conference which Nic Douglass recorded and can be heard on her Adventures of a Sailor Girl channel below. Tomorrow and the rest of the regatta we will carry video coverage and replays for Days 2, 3 and 4
Posted on 11 Dec 2014
Extreme Sailing Series - Morgan Larson has one hand on Series trophy
Morgan Larson and Swiss team Alinghi snatched victory from hands of their fellow countrymen Realteam in the final race 2014 Extreme Sailing Series - Morgan Larson and the Swiss team Alinghi snatched victory from the hands of their fellow countrymen Realteam in the final race at the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Nice, to take victory on French waters in front of thousands of spectators – and with that they now have one hand firmly placed on the 2014 Series trophy.
Posted on 6 Oct 2014