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news - Extreme 40 Series in Kiel

Aug 27 2010

Starting with good winds the Extreme 40 Teams finish six exiting races today. The british Team Ecover of skipper Mike Golding leads with four points, followed by french Yann Guichard. The Oman Sail Masirah Team finishes third overall. After getting some penalties and an early start Team Wirsol lies back on the ninth position in the overall results. After six exciting races the wind breaks down. Nevertheless the teams manage to finish a match race series: Groupama v Audi Sailing Team Germany; Red Bull Extreme Sailing v The Ocean Racing Club; Oman Sail Masirah v The Wave, Muscat; Ecover v Groupe Edmond de Rothschild. Wirsol lying 9th overall have to sit out match racing. Less than 2 knots of wind so painfully slow progress even for these lightweight machines. Groupama win their match race, Audi Sailing Team Germany were over the start at the line and stood no chance of recovery in these near windless conditions. Mitch Booth clinches win against Roman Hagara; the in-country match race between the Omani boats seems to have come to a near stop! Fighting hard Team Masirah wins. Ecover steal a march on Groupe Edmond de Rothschild at the start of their match.