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Extreme Sailing Series - Oman Air jump into pole position

Oman Air jump into pole position as the action intensified in the St Petersburg Extreme Sailing Series.

In seven tense races on St Petersburg’s Neva River, Oman Air notched up two race wins, two seconds and a third.

The results see them leapfrog arch rivals Alinghi from third place into first on the Act 5 leaderboard.

They will now go into the penultimate day with a slim five-point buffer.

Day one leaders SAP Extreme Sailing Team slipped down the rankings into third.

There were also mixed results for tour stalwarts Red Bull Sailing Team.

Winning the first race by an enormous two-minute margin.

However a frustrating run of low scores then followed before finishing with a second place in the final race.

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 5, St Petersburg - after Day 2, 14 races

1st Oman Air (OMA) Morgan Larson, 142 points.
2nd Alinghi (SUI) Arnaud Psarofaghis, 137 points.
3rd SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Jes Gram-Hansen, 130 points.
4th Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara, 122 points.
5th Sail Portugal - Visit Madeira (POR) Diogo Cayolla,119 points.
6th Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR) Neil Hunter, 117 points.
7th Gazprom Team Russia (RUS) Phil Robertson, 115 points.

G New
2 September 2016 19:15 GMT


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