Oct 6, 2013

Extreme Sailing Series Nice 2013: The Wave Muscat 1st

Report by ExtremeSailingSeries.com -
"Tense double-points final race decider with four boats gunning for the podium.
- McMillan claims fourth consecutive Act win and heads to Brazilian finale top of the Series leaderboard.
- Alinghi hold off the onslaught from Red Bull Sailing Team to secure second place while the Austria clinch their first podium position since Act 2 Singapore.
-Four days of racing left this year with mathematically five teams capable of a podium position as the fleet head to South America.
- Watch the highlights video here.
-The GC32s and NeilPryde Windsurf Racing Series ensure a festival of racing on the French Riviera. Read the GC32 race report from thedailysail.com editor James Boyd here.

After sailing a near faultless regatta, The Wave, Muscat were crowned champions of the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 7 Nice, presented by Land Rover. The team, representing the Sultanate of Oman, has led the Act since the first race and haven’t looked back since. “To come out the back of four days racing unscathed is pretty rare! We were able to put in a consistent performance and we try to keep it fun at the same time. It has been a great event, we pushed it and sailed extremely well,”enthused the team’s jubilant skipper Leigh McMillan. Attentions are already shifting to the Series finale in Florianopolis, which significantly is worth double points. Mathematically five teams are still in the running for a podium position, and just two points separate the favourites The Wave, Muscat and Alinghi at the top of the leaderboard. “It all starts again at each Act and Brazil will be a different game. Alinghi will keep pushing us hard, you cannot pin them down. We tried, it doesn't work."   ...
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