Team CEEREF holds narrow lead at RC44 Cascais Cup:
Cascais, Portugal (September 24, 2016) – Today’s racing at the RC44 Cascais Cup was the hardest yet for race officials and crews alike. First they had to wait out on the water off the Portuguese sailing mecca for a light breeze to build and stabilise long enough for one race to be held. Then, some wise race management saw everyone decamp east, back towards the Marina de Cascais where a new course was laid and a second and final race shoehorned in, in a relatively stable eight knot wind.
With just five points separating the top seven boats at the start of the day, there was inevitable upset on the leaderboard. Ultimately today’s two top scoring boats displaced Peni…
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Extreme Collision at Extreme Sailing Series:
Madeira Islands, Portugal (September 24, 2016) – The Extreme Sailing Series™ lived up to its name on the penultimate day of Act 6 in Madeira as a collision between rivals Alinghi and Red Bull Sailing Team resulted in the Alinghi crew losing their mast.
Both teams have been pushing each other hard over the first two days of the Act but as racing resumed on day three the drama ramped up another notch.
As the third race of the day got underway, Austrian-flagged Red Bull Sailing Team screamed across the start line at full tilt but got too close to Alinghi, and the back of their boat clipped the front of the Swiss.
The impact between the two super-fast GC32 catamar…
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