sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Extreme Sailing Series - Testing conditions for Ainslie and crew
Extreme Sailing Series - Testing conditions for Ainslie and crew


'J.P. Morgan BAR - Extreme Sailing Series, Act 1'    © Lloyd Images    Click Here to view large photo

Day three of the Extreme Sailing Series Act 1, Singapore and Ainslie and his British team mates endured the ultimate testing conditions on the water. Day two personified, the gusts were flukier and conditions even sketchier for all the elite teams, proving that the talent of the ESS competitors needs to be high, in order to manage and manoeuvre the 40 foot boats in such a tight spot.

'It was a really tough day; we didn’t really sail very well and struggled to call the wind right. Every part of the course was a bit of a struggle for us but we still learnt throughout the day so whilst the results weren’t what we wanted we still worked out a few things to improve on our performance longer term.

Extreme Sailing Series 2014 - Act 1 Singapore Day 3 -  © Lloyd Images   Click Here to view large photo
But, that’s the nature of this competition for us, you just have to keep improving and while the results might not show it we are just working on things each day, to keep getting our overall performance better.' Reflected Ainslie.

Naturally the geographical location of the venue, in built up Marina Bay, makes it hard and challenging to call the shots. J.P. Morgan BAR tactician, gold medallist, Paul Goodison on reading the course;

'It’s pretty hard out there, you look out at the racecourse and you make your play, you know where you want to go and quite often you have a good start but it’s almost as similar as everyone else’s so you can’t get to where you want to. So, it is very tough and it didn’t quite go our way today.

'The team is coming together, but sometimes we have 15 knots and sometimes five and our roles and responsibly in a lighter breeze are very different to our roles in 15, so we are still a little bit lost about who is doing what, where and when in these transitions. We are such a new team but it will come together, it’s about learning from our mistakes.'

Race six, the penultimate of the day, offered the most dramatic of the event with two teams enduring an epic crash in a quest to the finish. J.P. Morgan BAR were ahead, missing the action, Ainslie commented;

'Quite a big gust came through and it was a very close race, all the boats were finishing at the same time - there just wasn’t enough room for the boats catching up effectively. When it’s that windy there’s no time for delayed reaction - that's when things can take a turn for the worst and it goes wrong, which I guess is one of the dangers of racing is this confined venue. All of the teams here are fantastic competitors, to control these boats in such a compact space the quality has to high, but even at this level mistakes do still happen.'

Overall results after day three
1. Alinghi (SUI), 163 points
2. The Wave, Muscat (OMA), 132 points
3. Realstone (SUI), 130 points
4. Red Bull Racing Team (AUT), 117 points
5. Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL), 117 points
6. Groupama Sailing Team (FRA), 104 points
7. J.P. Morgan BAR (GBR), 103 points
8. SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN), 95 points
9. Gazprom Team Russia (RUS), 89 points
10. Oman Air (OMA), 88 points
11. GAC Pindar (AUS) 49 points
12. Team Aberdeen Singapore (SIN), 47 points

JP Morgan BAR Website


by Sarah Alexander


  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=119523

8:30 PM Sat 22 Feb 2014GMT


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

Click for further information on
2014 Extreme Sailing Series

Related News Stories:

23 Feb 2014  Extreme Sailing Series - Groupama takes a hit, but won't back down
23 Feb 2014  Extreme Sailing Series - Podium finish for GAC Pindar
23 Feb 2014  Extreme Sailing Series - Major crash on day 3 + video
22 Feb 2014  Extreme Sailing Series Singapore: Catch the live and replay action
22 Feb 2014  Extreme Sailing Series - Groupama and Aberdeen Singapore crash + Video
22 Feb 2014  Extreme Sailing Series Singapore: Emirates Team NZ second after Day 2
22 Feb 2014  Extreme Sailing Series - The fight is on for J.P. Morgan BAR
22 Feb 2014  Extreme Sailing Series - The Wave, Muscat makes a comeback
21 Feb 2014  Extreme Sailing Series; Emirates Team NZ wins two in Singapore
21 Feb 2014  Extreme Sailing Series - Seesaw day for J.P. Morgan BAR
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,








ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video by Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association,
























2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4 by William Wagner, San Francisco






























ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again
ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans rise in Laser and Radial
Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video
Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander
Rolex Big Boat Series - Good day for Double Trouble   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 images by Erik Simonson   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 fleet ready for tricky race tracks   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead   
2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins   
Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect   
2014 J/70 World Championship - Contrasting conditions on Day 4   
Rolex Big Boat Series - 50 years of big boat racing: a retrospective   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2   
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champ: Rios takes the Championship   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg Zero signals start of the significant racing   
Extreme Sailing Series: Physically demanding racing for BAR on Day 2   
Emirates Team NZ: Holding second overall after Day 2 in Istanbul   
Extreme Sailing Series: A force to be reckoned with in Istanbul +Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Day 1 images by Jesus Renedo and Pedro Martinez   
Marseille One Design: GC32's Armin Strom storms ahead on day 2 + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Racing underway in Santander +Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Erika Reineke claims Radial race win   


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 US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT