For those who have been following Act 2 of Extreme Sailing Series that was held in Qingdao, China last weekend, they will be pleased to know that Alinghi was able to get gold as it was predicted from their performance during the series.
This was their second successful annual stint as they swept the crown away in Act 2 of Extreme Sailing Series. The seven international teams that participated in Act 2 at Qingdao had been facing conflicting weather conditions which made sailing uncertain till the last day. On the final day there was a welcome breeze that developed at a speed of eighteen knots and helped the Alinghi team to lead in an impressive finish. The fleet is now on a break as they will resume the series at the archipelago of Madeira in Portugal from June 29th to July 2nd.
Besides the Alinghi team the Land Rover BAR Academy of Britain took the runners up spot even though they had to sit out two races as their boat was damaged and had to be repaired. Their performance has improved greatly since their joining the series in 2016. The team would now be taking part in Red Bull Youth America’s Cup that is scheduled in Bermuda in May. Oman Air also took the podium by staging a great comeback. They won three races on the final day and gained overall third position. Alinghi moves to the top while the SAP Extreme team slipped to the second and left Oman Air third on the leader board after Act 2. The NZ Extreme Sailing team was also a close contender with the Land Rover BAR team, but the latter reached the second position at the end. Fans can now look forward to the third chapter that will open up soon in the Madeira waters in June.