Terça, 05 Dezembro 2017 09:12 | Actualizado em Segunda, 19 Novembro 2018 21:20
Alinghi continues winning form to extend lead on penultimate day of Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 8, Los Cabos, presented by SAP
Alinghi stole the show for the second day running to extend its lead in the standings at Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 8, Los Cabos, presented by SAP, but crucially SAP Extreme Sailing Team retained the podium position that is the key to it taking the overall 2017 victory when the season draws to a close tomorrow.
While the battle for the Act and season glory raged between the three contenders, local wildcard Team Extreme México celebrated a moment of glory with a second-place finish, its first ever podium.
Aside from an uncharacteristic hiccup in the opening race, which saw SAP Extreme Sailing Team pull off a dramatic recovery from a disastrous start to bag a bullet and Alinghi end up at the back of the fleet, the Swiss managed to keep a clean scorecard.
“Our first race was very bad but that’s where we turned the day around and went for straight wins, which was a great way to end the day,” said the helm of Swiss-flagged Alinghi, Arnaud Psarofaghis.
VIDEO: Replay the racing from the brand new #extremesailing Stadium Racing venue, in Los Cabos, Mexico, on the penultimate day of the 2017 season, with expert commentary from Niall Myant-Best & Nathan Hollerbach.
Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 8, Los Cabos, presented by SAP standings after Day 3, 17 races (02.12.17)
2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 8, Los Cabos presented by SAP image gallery