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Sydney, Australia - World's finest sailors, 7 international Teams, Final Regatta - 8-11.12.2016 - finalist: ALINGHI / OMAN Air/ Red Bull Sailing Team ?

Published by in Segeln-Sailing-Vela-Voile · 2/12/2016 12:11:11
Tags: AlinghiSydneyfinalrace2016ExtremSailingSeriesRedBullSailingTeam

AUSTRALIA    -    the place to be   -   8.-11 Dezember 2016 !

From 8-11 December,  the international Sailing Regatta ' 10th. edition of ' Extreme Sailing Series™' will culminate in the final showdown on the waters of the iconic Sydney Harbour in Australia  - with  seven international teams  including Australian 'wildcard entry', Team Australia.

Going into the final Act of a thrilling 2016 campaign the state of play at the top of the leaderboard sees current leaders Oman Air just two points ahead of swiss Alinghi Team, setting the scene for a nail-biting winner takes all double-points final.

Alinghi skipper Arnaud Psarofaghis, whose team has already secured four Act victories to Oman Air’s three, is unfazed by the task ahead. “We welcome the pressure,  It will help us to try to raise our game even higher and gives us something to aim for.”
“We are confident, but we take nothing for granted; firstly, because our opponents are tough, talented competitors; secondly because, as all sailors know, anything can happen. But we believe in ourselves and will be giving it everything we have,”

Also the strong performing Red Bull Sailing Team, who have demonstrated great consistency throughout the year, being the only team to finish on the podium at every Act so far, currently sit just six points behind Oman Air -    are in contention for overall victory.

“2016 has been a successful year for us from a sporting perspective. Looking back to Act 1, Muscat, we have improved a lot in boat handling and team work,” “But the task is not finished yet, our goal is to win the event in Sydney.”   Roman Hagara, skipper of Red Bull Sailing Team.

Phil Lawrence, Race Director of the Extreme Sailing Series™,
“Sydney Harbour is a fantastic venue to host the first foiling final in the Series’ history. Hosted by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, who are kindly lending their terrific facilities, the event promises to throw a mix of weather conditions at the teams and put on a great show for the crowds of spectators watching from the shore.”

Team Line-Up – Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 8, Sydney, Australia 2016:

Alinghi (SUI)
Skipper/Helm: Arnaud Psarofaghis (SUI)
Tactician: Nicolas Charbonnier (FRA)
Headsail Trimmer: Nils Frei (SUI)
Bowman: Yves Detrey (SUI)
Floater: Timothé Lapauw (FRA)

Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR)
Skipper/Bowman: Neil Hunter (GBR)
Helm: Chris Taylor(GBR)
Mainsail Trimmer: Will Alloway (GBR)
Headsail Trimmer: Sam Batten (GBR)/Adam Kay (GBR)/Oli Greber (GBR)
Floater: Rob Bunce (GBR)

Oman Air (OMA)
Skipper/Helm: Morgan Larson (USA)
Mainsail Trimmer: Pete Greenhalgh (GBR)
Headsail Trimmer: Ed Smyth (NZL/AUS)
Bowmen: Nasser Al Mashari (OMA) & James Wierzbowski (AUS)

Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT)
Skipper/Helm: Roman Hagara (AUT)
Tactician: Hans Peter Steinacher (AUT)
Mainsail Trimmer: Stewart Dodson (NZL)
Headsail Trimmer: Adam Piggott (GBR)
Bowman: Brad Farrand (NZL)

SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN)
Co-Skipper/Helm: Jes Gram-Hansen (DEN)
Co-Skipper/Tactician: Rasmus Køstner (DEN)
Mainsail Trimmer: Mads Emil Stephensen (DEN)
Headsail Trimmer: Pierluigi De Felice (ITA)
Bowman: Renato Conde (POR)

Team Australia (AUS)
Skipper/Helm: Sean Langman (AUS)
Mainsail Trimmer: Seve Jarvin (AUS)
Headsail Trimmer: Marcus Ashley-Jones (AUS)
Bowman: Gerard Smith (AUS)
Floater: Rhys Mara (AUS)

Visit Madeira (POR)
Skipper/Helm: Diogo Cayolla (POR)
Mainsail Trimmer: Frederico Mello (POR)
Headsail Trimmer: Luís Brito (POR)
Bowman: Tom Buggy (GBR)
Floater: Gilberto Conde (POR)

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016 overall results

Position / Team / Points
1 Oman Air (OMA) 79 points
2 Alinghi (SUI) 77 points
3 Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 73 points
4 SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) 61 points
5 Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR) 54 points
6 Visit Madeira (POR) 49 points
7 CHINA One (CHN) 29 points
8 Team Turx (TUR) 11points

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