Sunday, 16 March 2014

Extreme Sailing Series update, Act 2 to be held in Muscat, Oman

From the following press release on the Extreme Sailing Series website:

- One week to go until Act 2, Muscat where the fleet will take to an all-new stadium at Almouj Golf Course.
- High-profile crew changes for GAC Pindar and Red Bull Sailing Team, as Olympic champion Anna Tunnicliffe returns to Act 1 winners Alinghi.
- Watch the Stadium Racing live on the official event website from Thursday 20 March, 1530-1700 local time / 1130-1300 GMT / 1230-1430 CET
- For a taste of what’s to come, watch the pre-event promo video here.

With just one week to go on the EDOX countdown clock before the action continues on the Extreme 40 stadium racecourse, the 11 international teams and their crews of elite level sailors, are preparing to return to the Sultanate of Oman for a fourth consecutive year. The fleet will race at a stunning new venue, the Almouj Golf Course at The Wave, Muscat, from 19th March, for four days of intense competition, under the warmth of the Arabian sun on the home turf of the two Oman Sail entries, Oman Air and The Wave, Muscat.

The 11 international teams dispersed after the opening Act in Singapore, and their carbon-fibre catamarans were shipped from the Far East to the Middle East, transported by Logistics Partner GAC Pindar. The teams have used the short break to analyse their Act 1 performances, and one man hoping to improve on his team’s fifth place in Singapore is Franck Cammas, skipper of Groupama sailing team. “We work with our coach Thierry P├ęponnet who analyses each of the races and this allows us to improve at every level including starts, mark rounding and manoeuvres. We also use the analytics provided by SAP. It is very interesting because this allows us to learn more about our competitors and about ourselves. The level of competition is high but we are in the game too, even though we recognise we need to progress if we want to be in the position to win.” Fans can follow the racing during Act 2 Muscat, through SAP’s dynamic leaderboards, here.

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