sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 - Guo Chuan on the water with SAP Extreme
Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 - Guo Chuan on the water with SAP Extreme


'Extreme Sailing Series 2013'    Lloyd Images ©    Click Here to view large photo

Today, the SAP Extreme Sailing Team competed in the first day of Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series 2013. Fushan Bay in Qingdao played host to the eight competing teams, who faced cold and wet conditions, fighting it out in open water racing with the added issue of lighter than expected winds. The team was honoured to be joined by Chinese World Record Breaking sailor Guo Chuan for the last race of the day.

Commenting on their performance, and the privilege of sailing with Guo, Helmsman and Co-Skipper Jes Gram-Hansen said: 'It’s been quite an opener for our team today in Qingdao. We expected stronger wind conditions but it turned out to be light and shifty. The atmosphere amongst the SAP Extreme sailing team is buzzing after our first podium finish in the Extreme Sailing Series in Singapore, I feel the expectations and acknowledgment of our team on the circuit has grown.

Guo Chuan the Chinese sailor who set the new world record for sailing solo and non-stop around the world was on our boat as fifth-man position today. It was a great honour. I really admire his achievement. It isn’t like competing in stadium racing with 7-9 other boats and 10 races a day. Guo was on his own for 138 days, racing at full throttle I don’t think I could do the same journey all on my own. The team have a real respect for him and it was a real honour to have him race with us today. It was a great feeling securing solid results, we finished fourth overall with everything to fight for over the next few days. In many races we were pushing hard against the defending champion Leigh McMillan and the winner of the second Act, Morgan Larson, we are biting at the competitions heels now and hungry for more.

Alinghi did a very good job out there today, every things seems to be going their way right now. But if we look at the first leg of every race today we were not far behind. I would even say we might be leading in general if we had finished at the first top mark. That said we still have difficulties getting the right positioning and choosing the correct lay line on the first downwind – but it’s something to work on tomorrow and I’m happy we come this far.'

The Extreme Sailing Series has a highly competitive and experienced fleet and the SAP Extreme Sailing Team use SAP Analytics to review their performance and look for opportunities to make gains on their race rivals.

Follow tomorrow’s racing from 06.00 CET with live text commentary.

www.sap.com
Extreme Sailing Series website


by Gillian Clarke

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109060

2:03 PM Thu 2 May 2013GMT


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


Related News Stories:

30 Apr 2013  Extreme Sailing Series - Series main partner announced
29 Apr 2013  Extreme Sailing Series - SAP Extreme Sailing Team ready for Act 3
25 Apr 2013  Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 - Qingdao next stop, announcement planned
16 Apr 2013  SAP Extreme Sailing Team's milestone podium achievement in Singapore
15 Apr 2013  Extreme Sailing Series - SAP Extreme Sailing Team third in Singapore
15 Apr 2013  Extreme Sailing Series - Alinghi claims faultless win in Singapore
14 Apr 2013  Extreme Sailing Series - Changing tactics, leading the charge + Video
14 Apr 2013  Extreme Sailing Series - SAP Extreme Sailing Team move up to 4th
13 Apr 2013  Extreme Sailing Series - The heat is on for SAP Extreme Sailing Team
13 Apr 2013  Extreme Sailing Series - Alinghi into pole position on day 2 + Video
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World









2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan




Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,


















AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos by American Windsurfing Tour,














MS Cup - Three days until the start
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled   
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium   
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets   
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace   
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2   
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images   
Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery   
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships   
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people   
IFDS World Championships - US Paralympic hopefuls ready for racing   
Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph   
Vineyard Race celebrates 80th running of the East Coast classic   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu   
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance   


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