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40 Worlds 2011, Sydney Australia Photos by Peter Andrews.
The 18 Footers.
40 Worlds 2011, Sydney Australia.
Series 2011, Photos by Carlo Borlenghi.
Ratings Series 2010, Sydney Australia.
SOLAS Big Boat
Challenge 2010, Sydney Australia.
One Design Series 2010, Sydney Australia.
Sea Race 2010
de Saint Tropez 2010
St. Tropez, France,
Sept 28 - Oct 3, 2010.
Photos by Carlo Borlenghi.
Porto Cervo, Italy,
September 15 - 17, 2010.
Photos by Carlo Borlenghi.
Rolex Cup 2010.
Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy.
September 5 - 11, 2010.
Marsala, Italy, Sept 2, 2010.
Photos by Carlo Borlenghi and Luca Butto.
Ilhabela, São Paulo, Brazil,
July 17-24, 2010. Photos by Carlo Borlenghi.
Circuit Marseille Trophy, Marseille, France, June 15-20,
2010. Photos by Carlo Borlenghi and Guido Trombetta.
by Studio Borlenghi.
Sailing Week 2010
La Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy.
May 22 -June 6, 2010.
Photos by Carlo
Photos by Carlo
40 World Championships
Casa de Campo,
Dominican Republic April 21-24, 2010.
Photos by Guido
Sea Race 2010.
Key West 2010
- Farr 40's Florida USA, January 17-22. Photos by Stefano
SOLAS Big Boat
China Cup 2009
by Carlo Borlenghi.
Sea Race 2009.
Rolex Cup 2009.
Act 5, A big Finish
to the week.
By Extreme Sailing
Series 2011 Media.
Photos by Lloyd
edited By Peter Andrews.
August 12, 2011.
A week of big
winds and high adrenalin action, Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing
Series at the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week delivered
some of the closest and intense ‘Stadium Racing’ the
circuit has ever seen; and in front of the biggest crowds
ever recorded for the event. The ultimate winner was The
Wave-Muscat, skippered by local Isle of Wight born and
Britain’s Olympic Tornado representative in Beijing
2008, Leigh McMillan. For last year’s overall winners,
this was the Omani team’s first Act win this year.
The Wave-Muscat in the final race in Cowes,
during the Extreme Sailing Series 2011, Cowes, United
six days of racing saw a major collision between Artemis
Racing and Groupe Edmond de Rothschild on the
second day, sadly ending all racing for the remainder of
Act 5 for the Swedish team. Olympic 49er sailor John Pink’s Aberdeen
Asset Management cart-wheeled spectacularly on the third
day in testing conditions, but all were lucky to be able
to repair the boat overnight to continue to complete Act
Groupe Edmond de Rothschild collides with Artemis Racing at Cowes
on Day 2, during the Extreme Sailing Series 2011, Cowes, United
On the brighter
side was the 49er skiff action from ‘Team EC’ of
Benji Borg and Seb Ripard from Malta, and Britain’s
Simon Marks and Nick Murray. Then there was the Extreme 40
head to heads against champion windsurfer Guy Cribb, and
for the first time ever in the circuit’s five year
history, a day of racing was cancelled entirely due to excessive
wind and sea conditions on day four.
For the 48 sailors from 15 nations, Act 5 concluded today
in a more manageable 10 to 15 knots for the 11 Extreme
40s’, but with a powerful three to four knot tide
testing each team’s tactical prowess. Incredibly
when considering the giant race schedule, the outcome once
again came down to the last race with The Wave-Muscat team
having to finish within six places of second placed Luna
Rossa, if they were to hold onto the Act 5 title.
Luna Rossa crew keeping an eye on their competition on the last day
of the Extreme Sailing Series 2011, Cowes, United Kingdom.
Rossa soared away from the start into an unassailable
lead, so it appeared that they might take the win as Leigh
McMillan’s The Wave-Muscat lumbered out
of the blocks in eighth. It was high tension for the fans
watching as well, but the former Tornado ace punched his
way up the fleet and although Luna Rossa was a
leg ahead by the time she took the gun, The Wave-Muscat’s fourth
place was enough to secure her victory.
Leigh McMillan and crew onboard The Wave-Muscat celebrating after
winning Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series 2011, Cowes, United
our first actual victory on the world tour, so an awesome
result for us," said the delighted Skipper, Leigh McMillan. "It
was really tight. Luna Rossa was going at us all
day and towards the end, they were trying to shut us out
at every start. But I didn’t really want to get too
involved in that kind of game because we can always come
back after making a bad start."
"It’s awesome to be on the top of the podium, that
was our dream goal," continued McMillan. "It always
comes down to the last race, it is impossible to get far enough
in front to get that buffer, so that the last double points doesn’t
really count. That was the whole mission, but we couldn’t
do it here and it came down to the last race and it was nearly
game over for us."
Cowes Prizegiving - 1st The Wave-Muscat, 2nd Luna Rossa,
3rd Alinghi, during Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series
2011, Cowes, United Kingdom.
Despite a 6th
in the final race, Alinghi, skippered by Tanguy
Cariou and helmed by Yann Guichard, managed to take their
first podium position of the 2011 series.
The flood tide getting up to 3 knots and the wind lighter
than it had been for most of this regatta, proved highly
challenging for the competitors; as they attempted to stay
out of the tide, short tacking up the shore at Egypt Point
within metres of the huge mass of spectators.
On one occasion, Luna Rossa tacked on to starboard
and in an on-the-water ballet, four boats to leeward of
her were forced simultaneously to do the same. Some boats
rapidly ran out of water coming into the shore as they
were unable to find a lane out as they attempted to tack
The Wave-Muscat crew celebrate their win
at Act 5 in Cowes, during the Extreme Sailing Series
2011, Cowes, United Kingdom.
But the worst
incident of the day occurred at the start of race five when Groupe
Edmond de Rothschild managed to collide with Luna
Rossa, breaking the French team’s bowsprit in
the process. Until this moment Pierre Pennec’s team
had been on a charge, winning today’s second race.
Instead they had to stand down for the final four races.
"It was a great day, minus two crashes," said Luna
Rossa’s helmsman Paul Campbell-James. "Gitana
tried to take my head off with their spinnaker pole and consequently
they snapped it. We were all trying to start on port and duck
the other boats, and there were four people trying to fit through
a gap that we couldn’t fit through. And his bow sprit just
missed my head and snapped round our rudder, ending their day.
The big thing is the overall series, but big respect to The
Wave boys because they did a fantastic job at this regatta."
The skippers competing in Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series 2011,
Cowes, United Kingdom.
crowd of over 72,500 visited the Extreme Sailing Series Race
Village at Egypt Point, lining the beach and sea wall as
far as the eye could see. For the first time this week the
Extreme Sailing Series was streamed live online every day
to fans around the world, utilising two levels of production,
first with a multi-camera LiveTV output with graphics and
full commentary for three days. For the remaining days, a
basic single-cam WEBcam feed was used, allowing the organisers
to deliver an online output within budget.
At the halfway stage of the 2011 circuit, Act 5 has once
again, showcased the Extreme Sailing Series as the headline
act at Cowes Week. Returning year after year to the grandstands
at the Extreme 40 Race Village, spectators tonight will
see the end of event Extreme Fireworks Party with BBC Radio
One DJ Rob da Bank.
Next stop is Act 6 in Trapani, Sicily which will be open
for spectators from the 16 to 18th of September. This will
be preceded by two days of ‘open water’ racing
on the 14th and 15th of September.
A dramatic capsize for Aberdeen Asset Management in Race
6 of Day 3 of Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series 2011, Cowes, United
Sailing Series 2011 - Overall standings after 5 Acts
Position / Team / Points
1st Emirates Team New Zealand 44 points.
2nd Luna Rossa 43 points.
3rd Groupe Edmond de Rothschild 40 points.
4th Artemis Racing 38 points.
5th The Wave-Muscat 38 points.
6th Red Bull Extreme Sailing 36 points.
7th Alinghi 33 points.
8th Oman Air 22 points.
9th Team GAC Pindar 13 points.
10th Niceforyou 12 points.
11th Team Extreme 11 points.
Leigh McMillan's The Wave-Muscat and Max Sirena's Luna
Rossa racing back on Day 3 of Act 5, at the Extreme Sailing
Series 2011 in Cowes, United Kingdom.
The Extreme Sailing Series™ is a unique concept, pitting some of the very best professional sailing teams in the world against each other on identical Extreme 40 catamarans, on challenging, tactical courses, but close to shore to provide spectacular, stadium-style entertainment for the public.
The award-winning circuit commenced in Muscat (Oman), contested
in Qingdao (China), Istanbul (Turkey), Boston (USA), Cowes
(UK), and will visit Trapani (Italy), Nice (France), Almeria (Spain) and,
finally, finishing up in Singapore in December 2011.
The on-the-water action will, once again, be complimented by bespoke VIP corporate
hospitality and attracts international media attention including a TV-series
distributed in over 100 countries. The Extreme Sailing Series™ has been granted "Special
Event Status” by ISAF, sailing's governing body, and is a strong supporter
of promoting sailing in to new markets and to new audiences.