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Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015, Programme Eight

by Extreme Sailing Series 29 Jan 2016 19:35 GMT 29 January 2016
Day 3 of Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 8, Sydney © Lloyd Images

From the 10 - 13 December, nine top international teams battled it out in Sydney, Australia, for the grand finale of the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series™ eight Act global tour.

After four physical, full-on days of racing on Sydney Harbour, Leigh McMillan skipper of The Wave, Muscat topped off an outstanding year taking the Act win making him the most successful skipper in the nine-year history of the Extreme Sailing Series™ after clinching an unprecedented third championship title.

The battle raged for the remaining podium positions with SAP Extreme Sailing Team almost losing it all to Red Bull Sailing Team in the closing moments of the final, double-points race, after a collision with Gazprom Team Russia disabled the Danish team’s steering system knocking them out of the race. The teams finished the Sydney Act and overall season in second and third respectively.

The end of the 2015 season sees the Extreme Sailing Series bid a fond farewell to the Extreme 40 catamarans as Series originators and organisers OC Sport usher in a new era with the GC32 hydrofoiling catamaran as the weapon of choice for 2016.

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