Dec 13, 2011

Extreme Sailing Series: Luna Rossa crowned 2011 Champions


From extremesailingseries.com
 "The Italian team Luna Rossa has won the final Act of 2011 in emphatic style and crowned the Overall Champions of the Extreme Sailing Series™ 2011.
Max Sirena, Paul Campbell-James, Alister Richardson and Manuel Modena, who have raced together on the Extreme 40 all season, hardly put a foot wrong over the 35 races here in Singapore.

They went into the final day with a previously unheard of 56-point lead over their arch rivals for the 2011 title, the French team of Groupe Edmond de Rothschild. There was little Pierre Pennec’s team could do as Luna Rossa put in another strong performance and after 10 races today, Luna Rossa topped the Act 9 leaderboard with a 45-point margin over 2nd placed The Wave, Muscat.

“I'm really happy! Now, finally!” said Sirena. “We close the season well and it wasn't expected because we didn't sail well in the last event. I don't know what happened here but we sailed pretty well and started off the line always in the right position. Tactically and from a crew point of view we were sailing always at 100 per cent which is really good and I'm really proud of the guys. It’s great for our long-term future so we're really, really happy.”

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