During the final stretches of the competition, the wind seems to be teasing the anxious teams as it comes in only enough time for them to complete three scoring races. During the closing race which is double points, the Danes are already assured of their victory but there is still competition between two participants – Oman Air and Alinghi. They both desire to be the first winner of the Mexican Extreme Sailing Series Act. Aspiring sailors who wish to be in next year’s competition should train under RYA & ASA sailing courses in order to sharpen their skills.
RasmusKostner, the co-skipper of the SAP Extreme Sailing Team, was very ecstatic during the competition because the occasion means a great deal to them. It will be the first win for him under Stadium Racing championship since he started to compete in five years ago.
Kostner was very happy saying that it has been their long time goal to win in the event thus it prompted them to start the project in the first place. He was celebrating along with Jes Gram-Hansen, a fellow co-skipper and also their team coach, Adam Minoprio in the helm, Pierluigi de Felice as the headsail trimmer, Richard Mason, bowman and Mads Emil Stephenson, trimmer as well as grinder.
Kostner added that it was a momentous journey for them and a great achievement for the entire team. He proud of their hard work and they were finally able to attain their goal. Aside from the victory of the team, another reason for them to celebrate was after receiving the Zhik Speed Machine Trophy because they have the highest speed during the Act which was a record 33.7 knots.
Oman Air and Alinghi’s race was the last event of the day and it was a very close fight. In the end, the Swiss won over the Omani syndicate which guaranteed them the victory for Act 8. Sailors wishing to be in league with these winners and participants should enroll at RYA & ASA sailing courses in order to be mentored by experienced teachers.