SAP Extreme Sailing Team wins in Madeira Islands:
Madeira Islands, Portugal (July 2, 2017) – It all came down to the final nail-biting double-points race of Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Madeira Islands, which went the way of Danish-flagged SAP Extreme Sailing Team.
Alinghi fought back to take second from Oman Air, but was not able to do enough to catch SAP Extreme Sailing Team. The Swiss syndicate finishes second and Oman Air makes up the podium in third.
Damage day at Star Worlds:
Troense, Denmark (July 2) – The sailing conditions for the start of the Star World Championship were excellent, with light clouds and winds between 12 to 16 knots.
After a general recall of all boats, the black flag was raised to mark a new start, and all boats were heading upwind toward the top mark. Lars Grael was leading the fleet rounding the top mark.
During the second upwind leg, the wind raised to 16 to 20 knots average wind speed with boosts up to 24 knots and after three upwinds on the 2 n. long race track, the load on the equipment was obvious, resulting in a number of broken masts, etc.
One boat was losing its steering capability due to a rigging failure and the …
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