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Extreme Sailing Series - Alinghi and Land Rover BAR top table

Swiss team Alinghi won the Qingdao Mazarin Cup in Qingdao . . . Land Rover BAR Academy are runners-up in boost for Red Bull Youth America's Cup in Bermuda next month.

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Alinghi co-skipper Arnaud Psarofaghis led his men to an impressive 11 podium finishes in 17 races, notching up four victories along the way to retain their winning record in Qingdao.

Meanwhile the young guns of Land Rover BAR Academy completed their ascendancy from promising talent to serious threat, taking the runners-up spot despite having to sit the last two races out due to boat damage.

The impressive result is the British outfit's best since they joined the Extreme Sailing Series at the start of 2016, and gives them a timely boost as they turn their attention to the Red Bull Youth America's Cup in Bermuda next month.

The Act 2 podium was completed by Oman Air who pulled off a sensational comeback with three final day race wins, including the vital final double-pointer to jump from sixth overall to third.

The results see Alinghi move to the top of the Series leaderboard after two Acts, with Act 1 winners SAP Extreme Sailing Team slipping to second ahead of Oman Air in third.

Extreme Sailing Series -2017 overall standings after 2 events

1st Alinghi 11 12 23 pts
2nd SAP Extreme Sailing Team 12 9 21 pts
3rd Oman Air 10 10 20 pts
4th Land Rover BAR Academy 7 11 18 pts
5th Red Bull Sailing Team 9 8 17 pts
6th NZ Extreme Sailing Team 8 7 15 pts

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2 May 2017 8:13 GMT


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