Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Extreme Sailing Series Asia

BT snatch victory in Hong Kong Around the Island Race
[ 22 November 2009 ] BT snatched victory by just 14 seconds in the annual Around the Island Race in Hong Kong this morning, following a 27 nautical mile marathon. The six Extreme 40s battled their way around the Island with every boat taking the lead at some point during the race. China Team crossed the line in second, with Oman Sail Masirah finishing 3rd. It was an amazing day for not only the sailors, but also the VIP guests onboard, who raced in the coveted 'fifth man' spot, including the Queen's Grandson, Peter Phillips, onboard The Wave, Muscat. The six Extreme 40s will be back to their shorter courses tomorrow, Monday 23 November, in Victoria Harbour. -