Extreme sailing series Act five: Oman Air on top ahead of final day in Hamburg


Extreme sailing series Act five: Oman Air on top ahead of final day in Hamburg
  1. Extreme sailing series Act five: Oman Air on top ahead of final day in Hamburg
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    A total of five different winners emerged on Saturday with Oman Air skipper Phil Robertson and his crew displaying consistency to push themselves…
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Despite not winning any race on Saturday, Oman Air led the standings going into the final day with 92 points followed by Red Bull Sailing Team (84) and SAP Extreme Sailing Team (84). Alinghi is not far behind with 82, the same as NZ Extreme Sailing Team.

A total of five different winners emerged on Saturday with Oman Air skipper Phil Robertson and his crew displaying consistency to push themselves ahead. Having seized two out of two wins on Friday, Oman Air crew of Robertson, Pete Greenhalgh, Nasser al Mashari, James Wierzbowski and Ed Smyth will look to carry on their good show on Sunday.

“We started really well then struggled a bit at the end when the current changed,” said Robertson. “We also showed that you don’t have to win a race to win the day, or an event – consistency is everything and we managed to stay near the top for most races.

“It’s nice to have a buffer now, but it is so easy to lose eight points in this fleet, in one or two races it can be all gone. But it’s nice to have had two good days in a row.”

Mashari said, “It is a good position to be in. Anything can happen on the final day but it would be great to build on our success in Barcelona and take win in Hamburg.”

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