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Extreme Sailing Series

Leigh McMillan secured victory in Qingdao

vendredi 20 avril 2012Redaction SSS [Source RP]

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An ecstatic Leigh McMillan and his crew on board The Wave, Muscat won Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series Extreme Sailing Series #extremesailing with a race to spare, a feat rarely achieved on the circuit, and move into the lead for the overall Series. But, after 29 races watched by over 55,000 spectators, it came down to the final double points decider to determine who would stand next to the Omani team on the podium.

The Wave, Muscat came out fighting and made their intentions clear from the first start gun – winning the opening race of the day. Going into the final double points race, and to his surprise, McMillan had an untouchable lead.

“We are thrilled to have won here in Qingdao and to have a second and a first place for the first two events is very good stuff for us. We weren’t necessarily expecting to win here.”

Everybody’s eyes were on the four teams who were in contention for second place going into the final race, with only 6 points separating them. Hagara’s men held their nerve, and position, to finish second, despite a hard day on the water who at one stage looked like they had lost hope of finishing on the podium as they slipped to fifth place.

A fourth for Groupe Edmond de Rothschild in the final race also secured their place on the podium, but it wasn’t all celebrations today and a frustrated Ian Williams on board GAC Pindar was narrowly denied a podium finish, which has so far eluded the British sailor.

Next step of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series Extreme Sailing Series #extremesailing , Act 3 Istanbul 7th-10th June.


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Extreme Sailing Series 2012 Act 2, Qingdao, China overall standings after Day 4, 29 races (20.4.12)

Position / Team / Points

  • 1st The Wave, Muscat (OMA) Leigh McMillan / Ed Smyth / Pete Greenhalgh / Hashim Al Rashdi / Rachel Williamson 189 points
  • 2nd Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara / Hans Peter Steinacher / Matthew Adams / Graeme Spence, Pierre Le Clainche 174 points
  • 3rd Groupe Edmond de Rothschild (FRA) Pierre Pennec / Jean-Christophe Mourniac / Hervé Cunningham / Bernard Labro / Romain Petit 171 points
  • 4th GAC Pindar (GBR) Ian Williams / Mark Ivey / Mark Bulkeley / Adam Piggot / Andrew Walsh 164 points
  • 5th Oman Air (OMA) Morgan Larson / Will Howden / Charlie Ogletree / Nasser Al Mashari / Max Bulger 162 points
  • 6th ZouLou (FRA) Loick Peyron / Philippe Mourniac / Jean-Sébastien Ponce / Bruno Jeanjean / Patrick Aucour 158 points
  • 7th SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Jes Gram-Hansen / Rasmus Kostner / Pete Cumming / Christian Kamp / Jonas Hviid 130 points
  • 8th Alinghi (SUI), Pierre-Yves Jorand / Tanguy Cariou / Nils Frei / Yves Detrey / Charles Favre 129 points
  • 9th China Team (CHN) Phil Robertson / Garth Ellingham / Kit Cheng / Nick Catley / Xiaqun Song 74 points

Extreme Sailing Series 2012, Series standings after 2 Acts

  • 1st The Wave, Muscat (OMA) 19 points
  • 2nd Groupe Edmond de Rothschild (FRA) 16 points
  • 3rd Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 16 points
  • 4th Oman Air (OMA) 16 points
  • 5th GAC Pindar (GBR) 13 points
  • 6th ZouLou (FRA) 10 points
  • 7th SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) 7 points
  • 8th Alinghi (SUI), 7 points


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