by Jo Uffendell
On the second day of Act 2 in the Extreme Sailing Series, the heat was on for the SAP Extreme Sailing Team in more ways than one as they hit the race course in Singapore. Spectators visiting Marina Bay were gripped as the competing teams took part in 12 grueling races in temperatures reaching 33 degrees.
SAP Extreme Sailing Team fly a hull in Marina Bay, Singapore - 2013 Extreme Sailing Series Act 2
Despite the intense heat and shifty winds, strong starts and securing a second place in race 5 have resulted in the SAP Extreme Sailing Team moving up the rankings for the second consecutive day to fifth place on the leader board. The SAP Extreme Sailing Team, who are competing against other world class sailors, know that to get ahead of the pack they need to play it cool and calm when executing maneuvers.
Bowman Nicolai Sehested, the newest recruit to the team having joined earlier in the year, had this to say at the end of today’s racing: 'It’s mixed emotions for me today. We had some solid racing this morning and made good calls tactically which resulted in decent speeds when you consider we had only four to eight knots of wind all day. We forged ahead quite a few times but maybe pushed a bit too hard, too quick and need to keep our cool more to see how it plays out. It will be interesting to see what the SAP analytics reveal tonight when we look at them but my take out from today is that we need to be more consistent in terms of our routine to capitalize on the our leads. That said, we have climbed the leader board and are gaining ground so we are making progress and still have everything to play for over the next two days of racing.'
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