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Extreme Sailing Series - Changing tactics, leading the charge + Video


'2013 Extreme Sailing Series Act 2 - The evening light in Singapore shining through the skyscrapers on day 3'    Lloyd Images ©    Click Here to view large photo

The blazing Singapore sun challenged the cool of even the most experienced Extreme 40 sailors on Day 3 of the Singapore round of the Extreme Sailing Series.

The Swiss America’s Cup winning team Alinghi, however, didn’t break their stride starting the day as they finished it by winning races and head into tomorrow’s finale with a solid, but not untouchable, 27-point advantage at the top of the leaderboard.

The form team of the day nevertheless was SAP Extreme Sailing Team, who put in their best performance since joining the Series in 2012 giving the Danish-flagged team a real shot at their first ever podium finish in tomorrow’s final showdown. But with 10 points for a race win and the final double-pointer still to come, the podium is wide open with any team mathematically capable of a podium position.



True to his nature as a laid back Californian, Alinghi skipper Morgan Larson said after racing: 'In most venues you would be happy with a 27 point lead, but Red Bull Sailing Team had about that lead going into the final day in Muscat (Act 1) and The Wave, Muscat was able to turn the tables and come away and win. Especially here in this venue it's very easy to get a couple of last place finishes and eat away 27 points. We're happy with where we are so I think we should be proud of what we've accomplished so far and if it doesn't work out for us tomorrow we shouldn't cry over it.'

In the light airs, the Extreme 40 sailors crawled around the boats, trying to make as little movement as possible and keeping the number of manoeuvres on the race course to a minimum was essential and with running race starts held just metres from the VIP area, winning the start and finding clean air often led to winning races. Race Director Phil Lawrence summed up the conditions: 'It’s very difficult because the wind comes down the course in streaks and there are calm patches so the sailors have to pick their way around. It is really shifty.'

No one found that more true today than defending champion Leigh McMillan and his team on The Wave, Muscat. The Omani team were off their usual pace before a fourth in the final race gave some solace to finish the day in third overall. McMillan has been back before, but never quite this far, and the British Olympian admitted it was a big ask to pull this one out of the bag. 'It's fair to say that victory is out of the question, but second isn't. There's a bit of work to do by holding onto the podium finish, but I don't think we're going to see the come back with a victory here. If we can manage a podium finish we will be happy with that.'

The Extreme Sailing Series 2013. Act 2 - The Danish SAP Extreme Sailing Team were the form day on the penultimate days racing -  Lloyd Images_©   Click Here to view large photo

SAP Extreme Sailing Team were the form team today, putting on their best performance since joining the Series in 2012. The mostly Danish crew, with Britain’s 2009 Extreme Sailing Series winning skipper Pete Cumming, seemed to be a different team to the one that struggled in the opening Act in of the year in Muscat, Oman, as co-skipper Jes Gram-Hansen commented, 'Since Oman we've really looked into how the other good teams are sailing in the light conditions and try to learn from some of the mistakes that we made. We're definitely sailing better and when you sail better you get more confident, you believe more and you're on a good roll so it’s good. We've got work to do tomorrow and we'll try and do well but we won't think too much about our position, and just try and put in some good races.'

Roman Hagara, the double Olympic gold medallist and skipper of Red Bull Sailing Team, struggled to get out of the blocks today in the opening races, the damage for which was two starting penalties. But the light wind specialist did well to hold his nerve, fighting back with two race wins and heads into the final day in second place. 'Today was really important to get some good starts in. That makes it a little bit easier to maintain a good position but starting from the back it's pretty hard. We just had to wait for our chance.'

The Extreme Sailing Series 2013. Act 2 - Realteam race metres from the gathering public on Marina Bay on day 3 in Singapore -  Lloyd Images_©   Click Here to view large photo

The fortunes turned for the local invitational entry Team Aberdeen Singapore today, who were consistently mixing it up with the top level Extreme 40 teams, which was greeted with cheers from the public race village. Jerome Clerc enjoyed similar gains with his Swiss Realteam, winning two races and finishing the day in fifth. Clerc said: 'We had a really good day after a hard start to the event. We put that behind us and came back today with a real winning feeling, and the team did a really good job.'

Unfortunately the young Kiwis on GAC Pindar didn’t share the same luck today. The team struggled to replicate yesterday’s impressive performance, slipping from fourth to seventh, but with a leaderboard this close, Will Tiller and his crew are still very much in the mix, as is the man who went to London 2012 and collected silver in the 49er class, Peter Burling and Team Korea, who head into the final day in sixth place.

With only 30 points separating second placed Red Bull Sailing Team and eighth placed Team Aberdeen Singapore, and up to 90 points still ready for the taking, the battle for supremacy in Singapore is far from over. Join us live online from 1100 European time / 1700 local time to watch the final races as they happen.

The Extreme Sailing Series 2013. Act2. Singapore - Public gathered on the banks of Marina Bay to watch the Extreme 40s race in the heart of the city -  Lloyd Images_©   Click Here to view large photo

The Extreme Sailing Series 2013. Act 2 - Team Aberdeen Singapore lead the fleet downwind on the penultimate day in Singapore -  Lloyd Images_©   Click Here to view large photo

The Extreme Sailing Series 2013. Act 2 - Any of these skippers competing in Singapore could finish on the podium on the final day -  Lloyd Images_©   Click Here to view large photo

The Extreme Sailing Series 2013. Act 2 - Aerial shot of the Marina Bay stadium race course in Singapore taken from the Level 33 of the Marina Bay Financial Centre -  Lloyd Images_©   Click Here to view large photo

The Extreme Sailing Series 2013. Act2 Singapore - Local Singaporean sailor Justin Wong competes with the invitational entry, Team Aberdeen Singapore -  Lloyd Images_©   Click Here to view large photo

The Extreme Sailing Series 2013. Act 2 - An aerial shot of the Extreme 40 fleet racing against the backdrop of downtown Singapore -  Lloyd Images_©   Click Here to view large photo

Extreme Sailing Series 2013 Act 2, Singapore standings after day three, 22 races (13.04.13)

Position / Team / Points

1st Alinghi (SUI) Morgan Larson, Stuart Pollard, Pierre-Yves Jorand, Nils Frei, Yves Detrey 178 points.
2nd Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara, Hans Peter Steinacher, Matthew Adams, Pierre Le Clainche, Graeme Spence 151 points.
3rd The Wave, Muscat (OMA) Leigh McMillan, Ed Smyth, Pete Greenhalgh, Musab Al Hadi, Hashim Al Rashdi 145 points.
4th SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Jes Gram-Hansen, Rasmus Kostner, Pete Cumming, Mikkel Røssberg, Nicolai Sehested 145 points.
5th Realteam (SUI) Jérome Clerc, Bruno Barbarin, Arnaud Psarofaghis, Cédric Schmidt, Bryan Mettraux 141 points.
6th Team Korea (KOR) Peter Burling, Blair Tuke, Mark Bulkeley, Sungwok Kim, Sung Ahn Jung 134 points.
7th GAC Pindar (NZL) Will Tiller, Brad Farrand, Stewart Dodson, Harry Thurston, Matt Steven 129 points.
8th Team Aberdeen Singapore (SIN) Scott Glen Sydney, Robert Greenhalgh, Andrew Walsh, Justin Wong, Rick Peacock 121 points.

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