Extreme Sailing Series

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    From Scuttlebutt Europe today:

    Cardiff Bay Prepares To Become Extreme Stadium

    Excitement is building in the Welsh capital Cardiff ahead of the UK leg of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series. The fleet has already raced stadium-style in Muscat, Qingdao, Istanbul and most recently on the magnificent Douro river in Porto, and one team has dominated so far. British Olympian Leigh McMillan and his team The Wave, Muscat have triumphed in all but one of the previous Acts but as McMillan mused, it is getting harder to retain an advantage, especially with three other teams - the Austrian Red Bull Sailing Team, their stablemates Oman Air, and the French on Groupe Edmond de Rothschild.

    Groupe Edmond de Rothschild - who suffered serious damage to their Extreme 40 on the final day at Act 4 Porto which ultimately cost them their place on the podium - are more determined then ever to claim their first victory this year. Two new crew members will be racing - Christophe Andr�, who last sailed an Extreme 40 in 2011, brings America's Cup, match racing and offshore experience to the French team, whilst Romain Motteau may be a newbie to the Extreme Sailing Series but as a youth multihull World Champion he is sure to find his Extreme 40 feet quickly.

    Andrew Walsh will remain in the driving seat of the British GAC Pindar for a second consecutive Act with a few new faces amongst his crew. Team GBR 49er sailor Rick Peacock returns to the Extreme Sailing Series after debuting at the 2011 UK leg on board Aberdeen Asset Management, while American sailor Anna Tunnicliffe will be calling tactics for the British boat. Tunnicliffe is best known for winning gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and who has also been awarded the ISAF World Sailor of the Year twice.

    Tunnicliffe will be one of two women competing in Cardiff; the other is Olympic silver medallist Hannah Mills on the local entry Team Wales.

    The nine Extreme 40s will race on Cardiff Bay from the 30th August for four days, with the event opening to the public on the 31st August. The fleet will race in the stadium race mode that is synonymous with the Extreme Sailing Series, putting the Welsh public at the heart of the action. Follow the racing live on the official event website including live video streaming and an interactive blog from 1400 local time (CEST - 1) from the 31st August.
    extremesailingseries.com
     
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    From Scuttlebutt Europe:

    Team Wales Dismasts

    Breezy and gusty conditions on Cardiff Bay ensured that the opening day of Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff, Wales delivered an action-packed day for the nine Extreme 40s. Austria's Red Bull Sailing Team blasted round the tight courses, reaching speeds of 29mph (25.4 knots) relishing the conditions that put Roman Hagara's men at the top of the rankings at the end of day one.

    For local entry, Team Wales, skippered by young Welsh talent Dave Evans and with Team GB 470 Olympic silver medallist Hannah Mills calling tactics, the day ended in drama when the 62ft mast came crashing down. A component failure in the rig caused the mast to fall but it remained intact and the team expects to be back on the water tomorrow - after what is sure to be a long night for their shore team.

    Today was about supreme boat handling and minimizing mistakes and both Oman Air and GAC Pindar in the main did just that to end the day in second and third respectively.

    The nine strong Extreme 40 fleet were joined by a host of sports stars today that turned their hands to Extreme 40 racing for the first time. Ex-England cricket captain Michael Vaughan got extreme joining Andrew Walsh's team on GAC Pindar, while some of Britain's top sailing talent including Team Volvo sailors and Olympic silver medallists Luke Patience and Saskia Clark, 2008 Olympic gold medallist Paul Goodison and Team GB match racer Kate MacGregor traded in their dinghies for Extreme 40s.

    The event officially opens to the public tomorrow with thousands expected to descend on Cardiff Bay to witness the stadium style racing for the first time. All the action will be streamed live on the official event website with expert commentary from sailing expert Richard Simmonds from 1500 local time.
    Standings after Day 1, 8 races

    1. Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT), Roman Hagara, Hans Peter Steinacher, Matthew Adams, Pierre Le Clainche, Graeme Spencer, 55 points
    2. Oman Air (OMA), Morgan Larson, Will Howden, Charlie Ogletree, Andy Maloney, Nasser Al Mashari, 50
    3. GAC Pindar (GBR), Andrew Walsh, Anna Tunnicliffe, Mark Bulkeley, Adam Piggot, Richard Peacock, 50
    4. SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN), Jes Gram-Hansen, Rasmus Kostner, Pete Cumming, Mikkel Rossberg, Jonas Hviid, 44
    5. The Wave, Muscat (OMA), Leigh McMillan, Ed Smyth, Pete Greenhalgh, Bleddyn Mon, Hashim Al Rashdi, 43
    6. Alinghi (SUI), Ernesto Bertarelli, Jean-Christophe Mourniac, Pierre-Yves Jorand, Nils Frei, Yves Detrey, 39
    7. Groupe Edmond de Rothschild (FRA), Pierre Pennec, Arnaud Psarofaghis, Christophe Andr�, Romain Petit, Romain Motteau, 36
    8. ZouLou (FRA), Erik Maris, Philip Mourniac, Jean-S�bastien Ponce, Patrick Aucour, Bruno Jeanjean, 22
    9. Team Wales, Dave Evans, Torvar Mirsky, Tudur Owen, Hannah Mills, Ed Powys, 20

    www.extremesailingseries.com
     
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    I missed the live broadcast unfortunately but there is a video online where Charlie Ogletree the tactician on Oman Air talks us through a race.

     
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    I was wrong as the final event of the Extreme Sailing Series is in Rio de Janeiro live feed links below no replays unfortunately but if you click on each of the videos it will tell you how many hours till the link goes live. Also if you click on the youtube link it will give you the start time in the local standard time and you can correct for your timezone.

    Day 2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3t3yPnIk2g



    Day 3

    http://www.youtube.com/user/ExtremeSailingSeries?v=AzbFLe3SW3g



    Day 4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tuOniN69HAA

     
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    You can still play the first video listed (day 2) it may stay available till the next video is posted.
     

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