Extreme Sailing Series, Act 6 Istanbul, Video Highlights above
The stunning city of Istanbul has delivered in spades for Act 6 of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ with four days of spectacular action. Near perfect conditions saw the 12 international teams compete in 31 action-packed races, as the stars of the international sailing world came together in the city where ‘east meets west’ for the sixth Act on the global Series calendar. For the first time since 2012, neither Alinghi nor The Wave, Muscat were top of the rankings at the close of play, with the Kiwis on Emirates Team New Zealand breaking their dominance, and claiming their first Act win of the season.
Emirates Team New Zealand break Alinghi and The Wave, Muscat’s dominance » Extreme Sailing Series: In some of the best conditions the fleet have raced in all year, you couldn’t have scripted a better final to the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6 in Istanbul, and the fans on shore and following around the world were rewarded with a nail bitingly close, down to the wire shoot out after 31 races. (read more at link above)
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Extreme Sailing Series, Act 6, Istanbul RESULTS
RANK - TEAM - ∑
1 Emirates Team New Zealand 210
2 The Wave, Muscat 204
3 Alinghi 188
4 Oman Air 169
5 SAP Extreme Sailing Team 154
6 Groupama sailing team 148
7 J.P. Morgan BAR 143
8 Red Bull Sailing Team 142
9 Realteam by Realstone 135
10 GAC Pindar 130
11 Gazprom Team Russia 126
12 TeamTurx 85
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