Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 Day 3 video above: The penultimate day of the Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 Qingdao, China, for the 'Double Star Mingren' Cup, challenged the fleet today as the teams moved up - and down - the leaderboard. It was Realteam's time to shine, and a string of consistent results upgraded their overnight position from fourth to second place, knocking The Wave, Muscat and Emirates Team New Zealand down the leaderboard. Heading into tomorrow's final day, Alinghi remain in pole position, but with the rest of the fleet chasing hard - and up to 90 points on the table for the taking - it is still all to play for, with the double points finale rounding off racing tomorrow.
Swiss dominate as Alinghi and Realteam lead the charge ahead of the final Qingdao showdown » Extreme Sailing Series: " Alinghi hold onto pole position, with Realteam hot on their heels after an outstanding day by Jérôme Clerc and his team. - The Wave, Muscat set out to defend their reign at the top of the Series leaderboard, heading into the final showdown in third place. - Emirates Team New Zealand finish the day strongly with two back to back race wins. - Tense mid-leaderboard battle, with only 25 points separating fifth to eleventh places at close of play – little more than the difference of tomorrow’s final double points race. - GAC Pindar settle in for a night in the pitlane after a collision with Team Extreme Qingdao. On a packed-eight race day at Act 3 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Qingdao, the battle lines were drawn between the 12 competing international Extreme 40 teams ahead of tomorrow’s final showdown... "
Tech students construct classically built sailboat: "Raylynn Driskell wanted to build an airplane, but lacking vast resources, he settled on building boats instead. His latest creation, created in partnership with his girlfriend and fellow Montana Tech mechanical engineering student Krystal Klietz, is an 11.5-foot gaff-rigged cutter, a classically built sailboat. They showed off their creation Thursday at Montana Tech’s third annual Techxpo Design Showcase. Modern sailboats, while having good performance and safety, lack the elegance and style of their vintage counterparts. Driskell and Klietz’s sailboat has all the flair of an 18th century ship, but it’s a whole lot safer...." more sailing news below (@ web version link below for mobile)