Please select your home edition
Edition
Bakewell-White Yacht Design

Extreme Sailing Series 2013- fiddle-dee-dee in Singapore?

by Kate Laven, Daily Telegraph on 11 Apr 2013
Anyone for cards? While Extreme Sailing Series crews wait for wind..? Lloyd Images © http://lloydimagesgallery.photoshelter.com/
Making its debut as a regular Extreme venue, a hot and steamy Singapore will deliver light wind conditions for all four days of the event with almost no gradient wind creating frustration and forcing errors among the eight crews. Bouts of crash and burn that typify Extreme 40 racing are likely to give way to games of fiddle-dee-dee after a forecast for Singapore predicted virtually no wind for Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series starting on Thursday.

What breeze there is will come from local thermal effects which are set to be very shifty, making it more difficult than usual to assess form. Local knowledge will prove vital which puts Team Aberdeen Singapore competing as an invitational team, at an advantage since two local Singaporeans Scott Glen Sydney and Justin Wong have been selected as members of Rob Greenhalgh’s crew.

Although new to the fleet, Greenhalgh is confident the fluky conditions could work in their favour. 'The Wave, Muscat and Red Bull Sailing Team are the ones to beat I think, but the final podium spot is up for grabs possibly,' said Greenhalgh, who won the first Extreme championship in 2007. 'I think this event will be even closer at the top than in Muscat with more teams fighting for the podium.'

Racing in Marina Bay Reservoir starts on Thursday with the eight strong fleet racing in stadium mode for four days, including a knock out series The Aberdeen Challenge Trophy planned for Friday evening.

Full story: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/sailing/9982971/Extreme-Sailing-Series-2013-fleet-set-for-game-of-fiddle-dee-dee-in-Singapore.html
Protector - 660 x 82Southern Spars - 100Naiad/Oracle Supplier

Related Articles

Registration is now open for the 2017 Queen's Cup Race
The on-line entry is now open and available to register for the 2017 Queen’s Cup Race hosted by South Shore Yacht Club. The on-line entry is now open and available to register for the 2017 Queen’s Cup Race hosted by South Shore Yacht Club. The Queen’s Cup race has a great history and competition. Race for one of the oldest trophies in yacht racing. On-line entry, entry form, NoR and other race documents can be found at www.ssyc.org under the Queen’s Cup tab.
Posted today at 2:08 am
Vendée Globe – ETAs becoming clearer for Attanasio and Colman
Conrad Colman is only 163 miles from the finish, and although under jury rig is making 6.8 knots towards the finish. Conrad Colman (Foresight Natural Energy) is only 163 miles from the finish, and although under jury rig is making 6.8 knots towards the finish. Eve though the NW’ly wind will continue to veer northerly during the night and become lighter at times later in the day tomorrow, the Crazy Kiwi hopes to arrive on Friday night.
Posted on 23 Feb
Vendée Globe – The best of Didac Costa
Didac Costa's welcome back was big. At the heart of it were the men and women of the Les Sables d'Olonne fire service. Didac Costa's welcome back to Les Sables d'Olonne was big. And at the heart of it were the men and women of the Les Sables d'Olonne fire service.
Posted on 23 Feb
RORC Caribbean 600 – Epic win for Bella Mente
Bella Mente counted 85 sail changes and at one point, both yachts were way-over canvassed, smoking along at 30 knots The lead in the Maxi72s changed hands on seven occasions during the race. Bella Mente counted 85 sail changes and at one point, both yachts were way-over canvassed, smoking along at 30 knots in a gigantic squall.
Posted on 23 Feb
Volvo Ocean Race - The 10 young sailors who impacted RTW race history
Age is just a number, right? Well, yes – according to some of the sailors who've tackled the world's toughest ocean test Age is just a number, right? Well, yes – according to some of the sailors who've tackled the world's toughest ocean test. They say 'if you're good enough, you're old enough', and this lot certainly proved that. Here, we look back at some of the most iconic young sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race and its predecessor, the Whitbread Round the World Race's four-and-a-half decade history.
Posted on 23 Feb
Spectacular new self-catering villas in Vassiliki
Now Wildwind not only provide top spec equipment but can also offer luxury villa accommodation. Now Wildwind not only provide top spec equipment, highly experienced RYA qualified instructors and a location with one of the most reliable wind patterns in the sailing world, but can also offer luxury villa accommodation.
Posted on 23 Feb
Vendée Globe – Vendee2020Vision – Six best solo sailors selected
Vendée2020Vision helped with the coaching and development of a 10-strong squad of Britain’s top aspirant solo skippers. While in Les Sables d’Olonne competitors continue to stream across the finish line after three and a half months at sea, in Southampton work continues to train up British sailing talent to give them the best chance of competing in the Vendée Globe in four year’s time.
Posted on 23 Feb
Extreme Sailing Series– ENGIE and Team Tilt to take wildcard challenge
Headed up by highly experienced offshore sailor, Sebastien Rogues, ENGIE come with valuable experience in the GC32 Following their participation in the inaugural GC32 Championship - also being staged in Muscat - the GC32 Racing Tour teams ENGIE and Team Tilt will compete in the Extreme Sailing Series season opener in Oman in less than two weeks' time.
Posted on 23 Feb
Invisible Hand In inshore mode – Images by Erik Simonson
Invisible Hand In inshore mode – Images by Erik Simonson Invisible Hand In inshore mode – Images by Erik Simonson
Posted on 23 Feb
Vendée Globe – Didac Costa takes 14th place
The tenacious, driven Costa succeeded with one of the smallest budgets of 29 skippers who started race on November 6th. The tenacious, driven Costa has succeeded with one of the smallest budgets of the 29 skippers who started the race on November 6th.
Posted on 23 Feb