Jul 3, 2017

FP Extreme Series @Madeira 2017: RedBull Team Zajac & Saunders 1st

All images Lloyd Images / Extreme Series. Thoma Zajac & Jason Saunders won the Flying Phantom Series held together with the Extreme Series at Madeira. 12 boats fleet. More FP images by Martina Barnetova  published here.
Press release excerpt from the ESS G32s @Madeira:
" ...In the Flying Phantom Series, Red Bull Sailing Team was crowned champion of the regatta, having been a clear leader since the beginning. The two-man crew included Jason Saunders and Thomas Zajac, who came fourth and third in the Nacra 17 class in the 2016 Rio Olympics respectively. The second and third spots went to the French, with Culture Foil 36 points behind the leaders and ZEPHIR by Idrewa a further 13 points back in third.

The international 12-strong fleet of Flying Phantoms, which joined the Extreme Sailing Series for the first time in Madeira, provided plenty of foiling entertainment for the crowds filling the free entry Race Village.

The event also marks an achievement for the Extreme Sailing Series, which was awarded the Gold certification by the Sailors for the Sea in its Clean Regatta programme, achieved by introducing a number of sustainable practices to reduce the environmental impact of the event. NZ Extreme Sailing Team was awarded the 'Green Team' trophy.

Act 4 of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series will take place in Barcelona, where the fleet will race from 20 – 23 July. Find out more about the event, including the VIP packages that are available, on the official event website."

Flying Phantom Series Madeira Islands standings after 18 races
1st Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 365 points
2nd Culture Foil (FRA) 329 points
3rd ZEPHIR by Idrewa (FRA) 316 points
4th Cup Legend (FRA) 312 points
5th Lupe Tortilla (USA) 296 points
6th Oman Sail (OMA) 276 points
7th Solidaires en Peloton (FRA) 267 points
8th EVO Visian ICL (DEU) 241 points
9th UON (POR) 234 points
10th Back to Basics (FRA) 227 points
11th Masterlan (CZE) 225 points
12th Red Bill II (FRA) 182 points