- Top dogs Alinghi, SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Oman Air face fierce competition from the newly formed crews
- Land Rover BAR Academy, Red Bull Sailing Team and NZ Extreme Sailing Team prove tough competition with a series of strong results from the day’s six races
- Flying Phantom Series sees Team France Jeune emerge victorious once again
Series veterans and victors were given a run for their money today, Thursday 15th March, in day two of the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 1, Muscat.
The young pros on board Land Rover BAR Academy, as well as newly formed crews NZ Extreme Sailing Team and Red Bull Sailing Team, chased their experienced counterparts around the racecourse with tenacity.
An array of strong results from some of the new kids on the block peppered the leaderboard by the end of racing. Land Rover BAR Academy took their first race win of the season, finishing third in the two races that followed. Skipper Will Alloway was pleased with his team’s results.
“The guys did a great job of powering the boat up and getting us moving, and our results improved throughout the day. We’re pretty happy overall but we won’t stop building on this. We want to go into the final day in a strong position.”
The Kiwi challenger NZ Extreme Sailing Team also proved tough competition on the glistening Omani waters. Starting and finishing on a high, the team took second place in the first and last races of the day, demonstrating their skill, determination and potential. Australian Skipper Jason Waterhouse was particularly happy with their flying start.
“That result for us was great. We’re coming fresh out the oven here - we haven’t sailed together before and I haven’t sailed on this circuit for three years. The boys are doing brilliantly.”