Jul 9, 2012

Extreme Series @Porto: Results

From: www.extremesailinseries.com. Video Live replay from days 3&4 below.
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"McMillan (The Wave, Muscat) excels in tight stadium and storms to his third consecutive Act win, extending overall Series lead
- Biggest ever spectator numbers crowd around the Douro River stadium

If yesterday’s racing in Porto was spectacular, today’s was extraordinary with bigger crowds than the Extreme Sailing Series has ever witnessed.

An estimated 38,000 spectators on the final day (66,000 estimated over the event) surrounded the Extreme Stadium on both Porto and Gaia sides of the Douro river and on top of the iconic Dom Luis I bridge, to witness a day of high-adrenalin, heart-stopping, high-speed action. The sailors described the racing as “right on the limit” – and no-one on land would question it.

Porto has provided a stadium like no other for the Extreme 40s with spectacular sailing, crowds and the NeilPryde Racing Series providing the perfect warm up to the Extreme 40s. With four Acts complete and four Acts to go, the Series is at its halfway stage. McMillan’s lead may be impressive, but it isn’t unreachable. Next stop is another new venue where we will visit the Welsh capital of Cardiff for Act 5 from the 30th August – 2 September.



Extreme Sailing Series 2012 Act 4 Porto, Portugal standings after Day 4, 32 races (08.07.12)
Position / Team / Points


1st The Wave, Muscat (OMA) Leigh McMillan / Ed Smyth / Pete Greenhalgh / Hashim Al Rashdi / Bleddyn Mon 198 points
2nd Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara / Hans Peter Steinacher / Matthew Adams / Graeme Spence, Pierre Le Clainche 183 points
3rd Oman Air (OMA) Morgan Larson / Will Howden / Charlie Ogletree / Nasser Al Mashari / Andy Maloney 156 points
4th Alinghi (SUI), Ernesto Bertarelli / Jean-Christophe Mourniac / Pierre Yves Jorand / Nils Frei / Yves Detrey 145 points
5th Groupe Edmond de Rothschild (FRA) Pierre Pennec / Arnaud Psarofaghis/ Hervé Cunningham / Bernard Labro / Romain Petit 137 points
6th SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Jes Gram‐Hansen / Rasmus Kostner / Pete Cumming / Mikkel Rossberg / Jonas Hviid 129 points
7th GAC Pindar (GBR) Andrew Walsh / Nick Rogers/ Mark Bulkeley / Adam Piggot / Jono Macbeth 126 points
8th ZouLou (FRA) Fred Le Peutrec / Philippe Mourniac / Jean-Sébastien Ponce / Bruno Jeanjean / Patrick Aucour 123 points





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