sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Boats for Sale MarineBusiness-World Sail-World Racing Cruising Int Magnetic Is RW Photo Gallery FishingBoating
Sail-World.com : Extreme Sailing Series Florianopolis - Good start for Wave, Muscat
Extreme Sailing Series Florianopolis - Good start for Wave, Muscat


'Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 - Florianopolis Brazil'    Vincent Curutchet / Lloyd images / OC

The Wave, Muscat of Oman who top the leader board with a five point overall lead after eight fast and furious races had a good start on the opening day of the Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 Florianopolis in Brazil yesterday (Thursday).

'The wind was tricky and always changing but we had some good races and great battles with Alinghi in lovely, lovely sailing conditions. And with 20 knots by the end of the day the wind just kicked in to provide very exciting racing. It was a happy day for us,' said a jubilant Leigh Macmillan The Wave, Muscat’s champion multihull skipper.

The Wave, Muscat wrapped up the day with 69 points after pulling off two wins, four second places, a third and a fifth to keep ahead of closest rivals Alinghi in the fiercely contested eight boat fleet that saw gennakkers flying and hulls lifting clear out the water during the short and sharp inshore stadium races.

Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 - Florianopolis Brazil -  Vincent Curutchet - Lloyd images - OC  

The two top teams were marking each other hard throughout the day’s racing and by race six The Wave, Muscat was up 54 points with their second win of the day over Alinghi’s 47. A clear indication of the intensity of their battle came in the seventh race when both teams jumped the start line and had to restart.

'There are obviously lots of races still to come in the next three days of this final Act here in Florianopolis and it is going to be really tough. The battle that we have had with Alinghi over the year hasn’t relented so it is going to be tough.

'We have to be consistent and make sure we are doing good races and hope it works in our favour. Our priority is to win the series,' said MacMillan who together with his crew Pete Greenhalgh, Ed Smyth, Musab Al Hadi and Hashim Al Rashdi arrived in Brazil having won the last four consecutive Acts.

'It is always challenging racing as so many little things can go wrong but the crew is really super efficient. You couldn’t ask for more than what they give. They are the reason we are doing well.'

Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 - Florianopolis Brazil -  Vincent Curutchet - Lloyd images - OC  

Oman’s Hashim Al Rashdi who is in his second season as bowman praised tactician Ed Smythe for doing a really good job in the shifty wind conditions off Florianopolis yesterday.

'It was a great day sailing. We are a strong team and we are going to try and be as solid as we can in the next few days. We are taking it race by race to achieve our goal to win this event, win the series overall and take the Cup back to Oman.'

Gusts of up to 30 knots and stronger winds are forecast for today racing (Friday).

'It is going to be very important for us to keep the boat in one piece. It should be a very exciting day’s racing,' said MacMillan clearly eager to get back out on the race course and continue the battle.

The Wave Muscat - Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 Florianopolis in Brazil -  Vincent Curutchet - Lloyd images - OC  

Red Bull Sailing Team and SAP Extreme Sailing Team are lying third and fourth respectively with 56 points and ChinaSpirit next closest with 54 points after the first day of racing in the four day event which will determine the 2013 Series champions.

Extreme Sailing Series Act 8 Florianopolis presented by Land Rover:
Overall results after day one:


1st: The Wave, Muscat - 69 points
2nd: Alinghi - 64 points
3rd: Red Bull Sailing Team - 56 points
4th: SAP Extreme Sailing Team - 56 points
5th: ChinaSpirit - 54 points
6th: Realteam - 49 points
7th: GAC Pindar - 37 points
8th: Team Brazil Mapfre - 28 points


by Oman Sail

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=116704

5:36 AM Fri 15 Nov 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Sail-World Cruising News - local and the World





Barnacle Busting by Neil and Ley Langford,




Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science by Mahlon C. Kennicutt II and colleagues,




































Risks to penguin populations continues by British Antarctic Survey,






Follow these tips when anchoring by Alex and Daria Blackwell,








Galley Guys meet the Spice Lady by Greg Nicoll, Andy Adams and John Armstrong,








If all else fails read the instructions!!
ARC Baltic fleet cruising and anchoring in the Finnish archipelago
Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature
Endangered species are like Movie Stars - Charlie Sheens and Tom Hanks
Vanuatu Customs making life easier for visiting cruising yachts
Multihull Central - Covering all the bases *Feature
Flags at Sea, an infographic by John Tissott
Cruising lessons from ocean racers
Sydney International Boat Show - Day 2 *Feature
Marine Rescue volunteers celebrate new unit and $120,000 vessel
Procedures set out for waterborne visitors to Vanuatu
17-year-old RNLI volunteer saves child in first rescue mission + Video
Teen names latest RNLI Shannon class lifeboat in Poole + Video
Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch
Pantaenius Insurance - being seen in yellow, green and orange *Feature
Fake GPS signals detected when cruising the high seas
Sydney International Boat Show - Changed conditions on Sydney Harbour
Our new Cruising Editor editor remembers his first offshore adventure
World Odyssey Race - Bringing back the Corinthian spirit
Blue Planet Odyssey Rally - Raising climate change awareness
Pacific Circuit Rally - 2015   
All Points Rally departs this November   
Gold Coast Broadwater no closer to welcoming supermaxis *Feature   
2014 Magnetic Island Race Week Cruising North - One for Poppy? *Feature   
World ARC 2014 reaches Australia   
A Mooring in Iceberg Alley   
Marine Rescue volunteers called to rescue out of fuel vessel updates   
Marine Rescue volunteers called to rescue second vessel out of fuel   
Boaters urged to speak up on 15%ethanol proposal   
Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart   
Silver Gull Creek host Marion Smart: Funeral and Wake   
IMB reports worrying trend of piracy hijacks in Southeast Asia   
Watch this whale lift a Kayak clear out of the water   
World ARC reaches half-way point in Australia   
Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles (Part 2) *Feature   
Vietnam Marina Development: ONE°15 Vung Ro Bay Marina Resort   
Marine Rescue volunteers praised for saving six from yacht   
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life   
Costa Concordia - the $2.25 billion salvage operation ready to begin   
Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles, more photos *Feature   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph, contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW Cru SH
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT