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 /
- For a taste of what’s to come, watch the pre-event promo
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 Péponnet 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
read more here