15 December 2014

Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Videos, Results, Alinghi Champion

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 highlights video above.
Sydney, Australia hosted the grand final to the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ which has been one of the most competitive and exciting to date. Over 11 months of global touring, from Asia to the Middle East, Europe to Australia, the best in the sport went head to head in one of the toughest events in professional sailing - but this is a level playing field. With new teams joining the line up the expectations were huge, everyone had a point to make, and the stakes were high.

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 8 Sydney presented by Land Rover in 90 seconds--Act 8 Sydney presented by Land Rover has delivered in spades for the final Act of the global tour, with the best racing of the year - and some of the most memorable in the Series' eight-year history. Watch a 90 second snap shot of the highlights above.

Olympic champion Nathan Wilmot and his team on GAC Pindar had their regatta cut short on the final day of racing in at Act 8 Sydney presented by Land Rover, following a collision with Realteam. The Aussie's were overtaking Realteam on the downwind leg and attempted to bear down in front of her as she passed, misjudged it and got their port rudder knocked off, leaving them without steering and no control of the boat. Watch the capsize above.

see also: Extreme Sailing Series 2014, Sydney Final Day Video Replay here

Extreme Sailing Series: Alinghi crowned 2014 (and Sydney) champion in the best day’s racing of the year--"It is mission accomplished for Ernesto Bertarelli’s Swiss team Alinghi, as Morgan Larson and the team grabbed victory with both hands at Act 8 Sydney, and with it the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ title – and Larson’s words say it all: “We’ve had an amazing season with an amazing team. To win the season and the Act on the last day in the conditions we had here in Sydney, which is the best sailing venue in the world, is a special moment that’s going to take a long time to sink in. The level of confidence that we have on our boat just made me realise I can win anything with these guys. This is the best feeling I’ve had all year and probably in the whole of my sailing career, so I’m going to cherish it.”... (read more at the link above)"

Extreme Sailing Series 2014 OverallRegatta Rank
1 Alinghi
2 The Wave, Muscat
3 Realteam by Realstone
4 Emirates Team New Zealand
5 J.P. Morgan BAR
6 Red Bull Sailing Team
7 Oman Air
8 SAP Extreme Sailing Team
9 Gazprom Team Russia
10 Groupama
11 GAC Pindar
(more details at link above)

see also: JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: EXSS

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