Alinghi Takes Step Toward Extreme Sailing Series Title:
Sydney, Australia (December 10, 2016) – The battle for the Extreme Sailing Series™ title took a new twist today as Red Bull Sailing Team squeezed in between Act 8 leaders Alinghi and overall table toppers Oman Air on the penultimate day of the 2016 season finale in Sydney.
Roman Hagara’s Austrian crew had the pedal firmly to the metal as they notched up three impressive wins and three more podium finishes from the day’s eight races, revelling in the fresh 13 to 20-knot easterly breeze.
As Red Bull Sailing Team celebrated their trio of back-to-back victories it looked like they were on course to end the day in pole position until Swiss crew Alinghi upped t…
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Winter Comes Early for Melges 20 Class:
Miami, FL (December 9, 2016) – After three races completed in a stiff Northerly breeze, Jim Wilson’s ‘Oleander’ leads the standings at the first event of the 2016-17 Melges 20 Miami Winter Series.
For the sixteen teams looking to shake the rust off after a few months away from Melges 20 sailing, today awoke sailors with a stiff 15-20 knots of breeze that quickly snapped the fleet to attention.
Leaving the dock teams were lulled into thinking it might be a nice 10-14 knot day of sailing, however, halfway through the first race, the wind quickly piped up sending teams scrambling to make adjustments and figure out the changing conditions.
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