Programme 1 of the 6-part TV Series: There were massive Omani celebrations during Act 1 of the Series in Muscat, as the home teams Oman Air and The Wave, Muscat scored a one-two, squeezing out the French team of Groupe Edmond de Rothschild who had finished every day but the last on top.
Going into the first Act of the Extreme Sailing Series 2012, the all-French team of Groupe Edmond de Rothschild led by Pierre Pennec were favourites on paper and few would have predicted the final outcome that saw Morgan Larson’s team on Oman Air triumph in their debut here in Muscat, Oman.
Four teams were in contention for the podium going into the final double-points race — the new Danish entry, Team Trifork, won the race, but Oman Air did enough to secure victory after an intense battle with the favourites.
Leigh McMillan’s team on The Wave, Muscat muscled their way into the two-way fight and raced brilliantly on the final day to finish 2nd overall ahead of Groupe Edmond de Rothschild with Austria’s Roman Hagara (Red Bull) in fourth, having been just one point behind the French going into the final race.
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