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Extreme Sailing Series - Challenging first day for GAC Pindar


'Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act 1 Singapore'    © Lloyd Images/Extreme Sailing Series

In the Extreme Sailing Series, following a challenging first day’s competition in Singapore today, including a heavy collision with The Wave, Muscat in Race 6, the GAC Pindar shore team is now in over-drive to make overnight repairs and get the team’s Extreme 40 back ready for action tomorrow.

The all-Aussie GAC Pindar crew, racing together for the first time on a tight course in breezy conditions, knew they would have their work cut out to be competitive on their series debut. They fared well early on however, finishing sixth and fourth within a fleet of twelve, in Races 1 and 2.

Their fortunes took a turn in Race 6 however, when the Omani boat collided heavily with the back of GAC Pindar in a port-starboard incident, resulting in significant damage. The team managed to keep racing, picking up minor place points, but the boat requires urgent overnight attention to be competitive tomorrow.

Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act 1 Singapore - Repairs on GAC Pindar -  © Lloyd Images/Extreme Sailing Series  

GAC Pindar’s skipper, Seve Jarvin commented: 'The day started off well, but then we got into a bit of slump and that was followed by a bad collision. Hopefully we can get the boat back in the water for tomorrow, get into a good grind of a few good races and jump straight back up the leader-board.'

Following her debut performance, fifth crew member Alexandra South commented: 'We are really looking forward to tomorrow, it was our first day racing in the boat and we are still coming together as a team. We managed to pick each other up and there were good bits in each race. If we continue to build on that we’ll be doing well by the end of the week'.

GAC Pindar ended the day 11th in the standings with 20 points. Realstone remains on the top of the leader-board with 56 points.

Racing resumes tomorrow at 14.30pm local time.

GAC Pindar Website


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