The Extreme Sailing Series 2014 is back in Singapore with a big bang in the heart of Marina Bay Singapore! With strong winds blowing in the Marina Bay area and under the intense hot tropical sunshine, the Extreme 40 sailing boats are providing great excitement and sports action to the spectators around the Marina Bay Stadium! The Extreme Sailing Series is an international sailing event since 2007, visiting different countries around the world and Singapore is Act 1 for Extreme Sailing Series 2014! High speed and adrenaline sporting action on the water by the Extreme 40 sailing boats whereby the action is close to the public in a Stadium Sailing, Marina Bay Singapore fits the bill perfectly!
This is my 2nd year covering and photographing Extreme Sailing Series, here’s a recap of the Extreme Sailing Series that I went in 2013! If you like to know about the Extreme Racing, the starting procedure, the course, what happens during the race and the finishing, do check out their link here on Extreme Sailing Series website for more details! Here’s a photograph that I took at the Race Village that shows the Extreme Sailing Series course route!
There were 6 races on 21st February and the Extreme 40 sailing teams had to handle winds ranging form three knots to gusty winds peaking at twenty-four knots! Watching the races from the Marina Bay area, it’s an ideal Stadium arena setting to watch the Extreme 40 sailing boats in close action, you can see them “flying” across the water! Our Marina Bay is not only a beautiful bay area with many different buildings surrounding it, they provide interesting challenges with the unpredictable winds and breezes in the Marina Bay area, giving the 12 Elite Extreme Sailing Teams a handful to handle during the racing competition!
After Day 2 of Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act 1 in Singapore, here are the results and standings of the Extreme 40 teams –
Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 Act 1, Singapore standings after Day 2, 15 races (21.02.14)
Position / Team / Points
1st Alinghi (SUI) Morgan Larson, Stuart Pollard, Pierre-Yves Jorand, Nils Frei, Yves Detrey 111 points.
2nd Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) Dean Barker, Glenn Ashby, James Dagg, Jeremy Lomas, Edwin Delaat 90 points.
3rd The Wave, Muscat (OMA) Leigh McMillan, Sarah Ayton, Pete Greenhalgh, Kinley Fowler, Nasser Al Mashari 84 points.
4th Groupama sailing team (FRA) Franck Cammas, Sophie de Turckheim, Tanguy Cariou, Thierry Fouchier, Devan Le Bihan 81 points.
5th Realstone (SUI) Jérôme Clerc, Arnaud Psarofaghis, Bruno Barbarin, Thierry Wassem, Sebastien Stephant 81 points.
6th J.P. Morgan BAR (GBR) Ben Ainslie, Nick Hutton, Paul Goodison, Pippa Wilson, Matt Cornwell 80 points.
7th SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Jes Gram-Hansen, Rasmus Køstner, Thierry Douillard, Peter Wibroe, Nicolai Sehested 73 points.
8th Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara, Hans-Peter Steinacher, Mark Bulkeley, Nick Blackman, Haylee Outteridge 71 points.
9th Oman Air (OMA) Rob Greenhalgh, Tom Johnson, Will Howden, Hashim Al Rashdi, Musab Al Hadi 61 points.
10th Gazprom Team Russia (RUS) Igor Lisovenko, Paul Campbell-James, Alister Richardson, Pete Cumming, Aleksey Kulakov 56 points.
11th GAC Pindar (AUS) Seve Jarvin, Troy Tindill, Ed Smyth, Sam Newton, Alexandra South 32 points.
12th Team Aberdeen Singapore (SIN) Nick Moloney, Adam Beashel, Scott Glen Sydney, Tom Dawson, Justin Wong 31 points.
(Results Courtesy of Extreme Sailing Series and Full Circle Public Relations)
On 22nd February 2014, there will be exciting programs and line up of activities at Extreme Sailing Series Singapore! There is a very special event, the first of its kind! The first ever novelty drag race of its kind in Singapore, the Breast Cancer Foundation’s dragon boat team ‘Paddlers in the Pink’ will take on Team Aberdeen Singapore in the bay before the main racing gets underway. Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information, Lawrence Wong will also be on board the Team Aberdeen Singapore boat as the sixth man sailor. Catch this exciting event as the Promontory turns into a sea of pink with Aberdeen joining forces with Breast Cancer Foundation to raise awareness amongst the crowds (Information Courtesy of Extreme Sailing Series and Full Circle Public Relations)
Event: Paddlers in the Pink vs Team Aberdeen Singapore
Date: Saturday, 22 February 2014
Venue: The Promontory @ Marina Bay
Do come down and support this special race at the Marina Bay at 2pm! Share it with your friends about Extreme Sailing Series happening right here in the heart of Marina Bay Singapore for the next two days, Saturday 22nd February and Sunday 23rd February!