Sábado, 02 Dezembro 2017 10:09 | Actualizado em Terça, 07 Julho 2020 14:06
Alinghi raises its game and moves ahead at Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 8, Los Cabos, presented by SAP
A near faultless performance from Alinghi saw it move top of the Extreme Sailing Series™ Los Cabos leaderboard as the double-points season finale reached the halfway mark. Meanwhile, SAP Extreme Sailing Team upheld its spot on the podium behind Oman Air and continued to defend its overall grip on the 2017 rankings.
Five wins from six races gave Alinghi a six-point overnight lead. Only Oman Air was capable of spoiling its whitewash in the final leg of the closing race.
“We were very fast on the racecourse and we had a little bit of luck with the wind shifts. We had some clear starts and everything came together,” said Arnaud Psarofaghis, co-skipper and helm of the Swiss team.
“The team worked well on the water and we had a near-perfect day, just one second place in the last race, and it was great. We’ll have one or two beers this evening after a good day’s racing,” he added.
Despite Alinghi and Oman Air’s best efforts to stay ahead of the pack in Los Cabos, in order to topple SAP Extreme Sailing Team’s overall reign of glory they require the help of a third team to knock the Danes off the Act podium. Something that is proving difficult.
VIDEO: Watch the highlights for a re-cap of another awesome day of sailing at Act 8, presented by SAP.
Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 8, Los Cabos, presented by SAP standings after Day 2, 12 races (01.12.17)
2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 8, Los Cabos presented by SAP image gallery