2013 Extreme Sailing Series
The 2013 Extreme Sailing Series was the seventh year of the series and the third year of it being a fully global event. The series started in Muscat, Oman on 5 March 2013 and ended in Florianópolis, Brazil on 17 November 2013 and took place in 8 cities and across 3 continents.
|Dates||5 March–17 November 2013|
|Winner||The Wave, Muscat|
Act 1: Muscat, OmanEdit
The starting act of the 2013 series was held in Muscat, Oman on the weekend of 5–8 March 2013.
Act 2: SingaporeEdit
The second act of the series was back in Singapore this year, and took place between 11–14 April 2013.
Act 3: Qingdao, ChinaEdit
The third act of 2013 was held in Qingdao, China on the weekend of 2–5 May 2013.
Act 4: Istanbul, TurkeyEdit
Act 5: Porto, PortugalEdit
Act 6: Cardiff, UKEdit
Act 7: Nice, FranceEdit
The seventh act took place in Nice, France between 3–6 October 2013.
Act 8: Florianópolis, BrazilEdit
Their team consisted of Ernesto Bertarelli (Skipper), Morgan Larson (Skipper/Helm), Stuart Pollard/Anna Tunnicliffe/Ben Lezin (Tactician), Pierre-Yves Jorand (Mainsail Trim), Nils Frei (Headsail Trim) and Yves Detry (Bowman).
ChinaSpirit entered the series late, and competed in the Cardiff, Nice and Florianópolis acts.
GAC Pindar, in its third year sailing Extreme 40's, is a long-time sailing team competing in the World Match Racing Tour and supporting numerous sailors across all levels of the sport. The team this year will be skippered by William Tiller, an experienced match racer from New Zealand with the rest of the team consisting of Matt Steven (Tactician), Harry Thurston/Stewart Dodson (Mainsail Trim), Brad Farrand (Headsail Trim) and Shaun Mason/Ash Hammond (Bowman).
Red Bull Sailing TeamEdit
Skippered by Roman Hagara, Red Bull is another regular who has been competing in the Extreme Sailing Series for a number of years.
SAP Extreme Sailing TeamEdit
Team Korea was a new team for 2013, skippered by Peter Burling
The Wave, MuscatEdit
The Wave, Muscat were the 2012 champions of the Extreme Sailing Series and are back again, with their skipper Leigh McMillan.
A new team for 2013, Realteam will be skippered by Jérôme Clerc who led his D35 catamarans team to victory in 2012 and who has now turned his sights to Extreme 40's.
As in previous years, host cities have the opportunity to enter their own entry into their home act. This year, all 'wildcard' entries will be amalgamated to give an overall score at the end of the series.
Act 1 team: Team Duqm OmanEdit
Team Duqm Oman is the first invitational team of 2013 skippered by Robert Greenhalgh, the winner of the first-ever Extreme Sailing Series in 2007 (helming Basilica). The rest of the crew are Bleddyn Mon (Tactician), Will Howden (Mainsail trim), Andrew Walsh (Headsail trim) and Nasser Al Mashari (Bowman).
Act 2 team: Team Aberdeen SingaporeEdit
Act 3 team: China TeamEdit
Act 5 team: ROFF CascaisEdit
Act 6 team: Team Wales Land RoverEdit
Competing for the second year, Team Wales consisted of Dave Evans (Skipper/Helm), Chris Grube/Bleddyn Mon (Tactician), Will Howden (Mainsail Trim), Tudur Owen (Headsail Trim) and Trystan Seal (Bowman).
Act 7 team: ALL4ONEEdit
Act 8 team: Team Brazil MapfreEdit
|Rank||Team||Act 1||Act 2||Act 3||Act 4||Act 5||Act 6||Act 7||Act 8||Overall Points|
|1||The Wave, Muscat||10||6||10||-||10||10||10||18||74|
|3||Red Bull Sailing Team||9||9||6||-||6||7||8||16||61|
|4||SAP Extreme Sailing Team||4||8||8||-||7||8||6||10||51|
|7||Invitational Team||7 [* 1]||3 [* 2]||3 [* 3]||- [* 4]||4 [* 5]||4 [* 6]||5 [* 7]||8 [* 8]||34|
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