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Extreme Sailing Series Act 4 Boston pressure mounts

'Roman Hagara skipper of Red Bull Extreme Sailing protesting - Extreme Sailing Series. Act 4. Boston. USA.'    Lloyd Images ©    Click Here to view large photo

Extreme Sailing Series 2011 Act 4 is currently underway at Fan Pier in Boston and as the crews head into day four, the pressure is mounting.

Terry Hutchinson, skipper of Artemis Racing, aka ‘Mr. Consistency’ did it again on the penultimate day of the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 4 in Boston. Ensuring that his team finished no lower than fifth place in any of the eight races staged today, sees Artemis Racing go into the final day tomorrow with a 14 point lead. The Swedish team has only conceded their dominance once during the Boston event:

Terry Hutchinson leader after four days of racing during Act 4 - Extreme Sailing Series. Act 4. Boston. USA. -  Lloyd Images?nid=85453_©   Click Here to view large photo

'The most important day to be leading is the last day!' said Terry. 'I don’t take anything for granted because I know how good the people around us are and how tricky the conditions can be here, so we have to keep on fighting the fight. Tomorrow is Independence Day and it’s a great day to be in the US.'

The final day often throws up surprises, and at every Act this season victory has only been secured in the final double point's race. And, right now, seven teams are still in the hunt for a podium place. But sailors are renowned for being a superstitious bunch and no one is counting their chickens (or is that rabbits?) just yet… Watch this latest video to discover what bad omens the sailors fear most, and their secret good luck talismans.

An overcast day set the scene over Boston Harbor but that didn’t seem to deter the US crowds celebrating the 4th July holiday weekend. Also at Fan Pier to experience the Extreme 40 action was US sailing legend and commentator, Gary Jobson who went for a ride on Artemis Racing, and Dawn Riley, former round the world and America’s Cup sailor. A good gradient breeze ensured the action was close and intense, even when the threat of lightning suspended racing the teams came back out fighting after the storm had dissipated.

Big crowds line the shore and participate in a Mexican Wave - Extreme Sailing Series. Act 4. Boston. USA. -  Lloyd Images?nid=85453_©   Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team New Zealand reveled in the competition, posting two race wins, to knock The Wave, Muscat off second place on the overall leader board but Dean Barker’s team only has the slenderest of margins, just three points, but for Leigh McMillan recently recruited as skipper, the team are exceeded expectations: 'It wasn’t our goal here to get on the podium, for me it was a bit unrealistic,' said Leigh. 'But we are still in the hunt for a podium place. We’ll go out and fight for every point.'

Leigh McMillan skipper of The Wave, Muscat - Extreme Sailing Series. Act 4. Boston. USA. -  Lloyd Images?nid=85453_©   Click Here to view large photo

Max Sirena’s team continued to improve today and like the Kiwis, two race wins, helped them overhaul the all-French team on board Groupe Edmond de Rothschild to claim fourth overall by the end of play. 'We had an okay day,' said Luna Rossa helsman, Paul Cambell-James. 'We had our ups and downs but generally we are getting better and moving up. Anything can happen at the Extreme Sailing Series and tomorrow we will go out there and sail our own race. We might look at the last double points race and the scores and try to make a plan, but we’ll try any race.' Pierre Pennec’s team was not able to find their form today, although a win in the final race will, hopefully, be a good omen ahead of tomorrow.

Luna Rossa flying a hull during racing - Extreme Sailing Series. Act 4. Boston. USA. -  Lloyd Images?nid=85453_©   Click Here to view large photo

Other overall place changes saw the Swiss team alight claim sixth ahead of Roman Hagar's Red Bull Extreme Sailing. Despite scoring three third places, things just didn’t go Hagar's way in the other races. As normal, racing in stadium mode, kept the on-water referees busy, each race lasting just 10-15 minutes. Some of the legs were so short, the teams only had time to unfurl the gennaker, gybe, then furl again before piling into the mark. It is exhausting work physically and the 11 teams will need to rest up tonight ahead of the final day tomorrow when the pressure will be fully on if they want to secure a podium place.

Extreme Sailing Series Act 4 at Fan Pier Boston, USA
Current overall standings after 30 races, fay four (3.7.11)

Position / Team / Skipper and crew / Points

First - Artemis Racing (SWE), Terry Hutchinson / Sean Clarkson / Morgan Trubovich / Julien Cressant 239 points
Second - Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL), Dean Barker / Adam Beashel / James Dagg / Jeremy Lomas 225 points
Third - The Wave, Muscat (OMA), Leigh McMillan / Kyle Langford / Nick Hutton / Khamis Al Anbouri 222 points
Fourth - Luna Rossa (ITA), Max Sirena / Paul Campbell-James / Alister Richardson / Manuel Modena 210 points
Fifth - Groupe Edmond de Rothschild (FRA), Pierre Pennec / Christophe Espagnon / Thierry Fouchier / Hervé Cunningham 200 points
Sixth - Alinghi (SUI), Tanguy Cariou / Yann Guichard / Nils Frei / Yves Detrey 199 points
Seventh - Red Bull Extreme Sailing (AUT), Roman Hagara / Hans Peter Steinacher / Will Howden / Craig Monk 195.2* points
Eighth - Oman Air (OMA), Sidney Gavignet / Kinley Fowler / David Carr / Nasser Al Mashari 149 points
Ninth - Niceforyou (ITA), Alberto Barovier / Mark Bulkeley / Daniele de Luca Simone de Mari 133 points
Tenth - Team GAC Pindar (GBR), Ian Williams / Mark Ivey / Andrew Walsh / Jono Macbeth 116 points
Eleventh Team Extreme (EUR), Roland Gaebler / Bruno Dubois / Sebbe Godefroid / Bob Merrick 94 points

• Points after redress.

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