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Extreme Sailing Series - Omani strike-out

 
Omani team and Red Bull Sailing Team hit during the fifth race of the day.

Speeding towards the windward mark on opposing tacks, Red Bull Sailing Team tried to manoeuvre behind the Omani boat, but failed to clear them

No injuries were sustained, but the Omani team returned to shore to effect repairs on their boat ahead of Sunday's racing.

Red Bull Sailing Team were able to continue racing but will be working hard to ensure their boat is back to its prime for Sunday.

The Omani team was awarded redress and average points for the races they missed (18 to 20), equal to that of average points achieved in the previous eight races.

Red Bull Sailing Team were disqualified from Race 18, resulting in a tie in points between the two teams.

Of the seven races Saturday, Alinghi took five race wins, a second and a third place. SAP Extreme Sailing Team picked-up the other two race wins.

Britain's INEOS Rebels UK had five third places but made no progress on the leaderboard.

Over on the Flying Phantom racecourse, Team France Jeune extended their lead over the fleet.

The talented pair clocked wins in every single race of the day, placing them 11 points ahead of second place Idreva Zephyr Foiling.

Extreme Sailing Series 2018 Act 3, Barcelona, after Day 3, 20 races

1st, Alinghi (SUI) Arnaud Psarofaghis, 211 points
2nd, SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Rasmus Køstner, 201 pts
3rd, Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara, 190 pts
4th, Oman Air (OMA) Phil Robertson, 190 pts
5th, INEOS Rebels UK (GBR) Will Alloway, 185 pts
6th, Spanish Impulse (ESP) Diego Botín, 158 pts
7th, Team México (MEX) Erik Brockmann, 133 pts

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