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Spectacular second day of Extreme Sailing Series

A spectacular second day of the Extreme Sailing Series regatta on the River Neva in St. Petersburg, Russia, saw triple former champion Leigh McMillan take over the lead in The Wave, Muscat, from Austria’s Roman Hagara’s Red Bull team.

Ian Walker and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing win Volvo Ocean Race in

Team Alvimedica, the Turkish/American entry skippered by Charlie Enright, won the final leg of the Volvo round the race from Lorient to Gothenberg, but the overall winner, with a leg to spare, was British double Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.

Giles Scott wins gold at the Sailing World Cup

The domination of Giles Scott in the heavy Olympic singlehanded Finn class brought another gold medal at the inaugural re-launch of the Sailing World Cup in Hyeres. Another Brit, Ed Wright, secured the bronze, sandwiching Vasilij Zbogar of Slovenia and confirmed Britain’s authority in the class which started with Iain Percy winning gold in Sydney and Ben Ainslie taking up the baton for three more.

Extreme Sailing Series 2015: Old guard lay down marker

Wet, but up and down winds, on the second day of the opening 2015 Extreme Sailing Series saw the old guard lay down a marker but a couple of the new boys let them know that there would be no cheap points on offer this ninth season. Singapore provides a tricky track on a Marina Bay surrounded by wind-bending tall buildings laying some traps for the unwary. The Australian Seve Jarvin found the wall of the casino much more unyielding than the bowsprit of GAC Pindar, which duly snapped off and cost him four races.