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Extreme Sailing Cardiff - SAP grab lead in Cardiff

Four podium finishes, including two race wins, were enough for SAP Extreme Sailing Team to take the overnight lead on day two of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Cardiff.

Defending Series champion Alinghi lost its day one lead but remains in strong contention, just four points behind SAP Extreme Sailing Team and with two full days of racing still to come.

Land Rover BAR Academy, who sits in sixth, celebrated its first win of the Act in race six, as it crossed the line to the sound of cheers from the crowds and with a mammoth lead on the rest of the pack.

Local wildcard entry Team Extreme Wales, whose crew includes British Olympians Stevie Morrison and Alain Sign, dropped two spots to seventh but managed to bag one third place finish.

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After 10 races in the Flying Phantom Series ZEPHYR by Idreva, crewed by Charles Hainneville and Antoine Rucard, still tops the standings but Red Bull Sailing Team is fighting back.

Olympians Thomas Zajac and Will Ryan sailed the Austrian-flagged boat to three consecutive wins, moving from sixth to second out of the fleet of 13. Culture Foil drops from second to third.

Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6, Cardiff, after Day 2, 8 races

1st SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Rasmus Køstner, 84 points.
2nd Alinghi (SUI) Arnaud Psarofaghis, 80 points.
3rd Oman Air (OMA) Phil Robertson, 75 points.
4th NZ Extreme Sailing Team (NZL) Graeme Sutherland, 73 points.
5th Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara, 68 points.
6th Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR) Rob Bunce, 66 points.
7th Team Extreme Wales (GBR) Stevie Morrison, 58 points.

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27 August 2017 9:40 GMT


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