Prediction is building towards the primary occasion of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series supported by Land Rover to be held on the Marina Bay in Singapore, over 20-23 February.
I do not understand who is going to win total – which is how it ought to be.”
Australian international icon, Nick Moloney will leads the home nation representatives, Team Aberdeen Singapore, supported by Sponsor Site Partner Aberdeen Asset Management,. Asian Games keelboat match racing gold medallist, Justin Wong, among Singapore’s top Laser sailors, and local sailors Scott Glen Sydney, will go back to the fleet following an effective introduction in 2013.
The single skipper in 2013 to possess never raced in the Extreme Sailing Series is the Seve Jarvin of GAC Pindar. Jarvin will be supported by seasoned catamaran hands Sam Newton, match racer Troy Tindill, who sailed in the America’s Cup World Series with Artemis Racing, and part of the America’s Cup winning crew of Oracle Team USA.
Fresh from having won the Australian Skiff Championship, Jarvin remarked: “I am really new to multihulls, but the men I am sailing with have lots of expertise. Our primary strength is the fact that we’re a young team that are all great teammates and will be coming in as the underdogs.”
Having won the past two Series to The Wave, Muscat and 2013, Pete Greenhalgh will once more joins British Olympian Leigh McMillan. Match racer Kinley Fowler (NZL), who last year was part of the America’s Cup effort of Oracle Team USA will go back alongside his former Oman Air teammate, Nasser Al Mashari, to the Series. Britain’s double Olympic gold medallist Sarah Ayton will join up with the defending champs.
Ayton is more than prepared for the challenge of what she describes as the ‘most high performance’ sailing she’s ever done: “I am honoured to be sailing together with The Wave, Muscat and I’m truly excited about getting started.
America’s Cup victor Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi returns expecting to rectify is among a small number of teams fielding the exact same lineup as last season, and losing the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series narrowly in the final minutes of the ultimate race of the entire year.
Having finished third double Olympic Twister gold medallists Roman Hagara and Hans-Peter Steinacher, return. This season seasoned Twister Olympian and Extreme 40 sailor Mark Bulkeley joins them (GBR), Kiwi match racer Nick Blackman and 23-year old Australian Haylee Outteridge, that has embarked on Olympic’s first Olympic effort, in the 49erFX. The brand new team continues to be training in Singapore, and skipper Hagara points to “consistency and winning races” as essential because of this year. As well as the team he want to conquer? “Ben Ainslie. He’s not merely an excellent sailor, he’s a gentleman, and it’s going to be a joy for all of us to defeat him!”
The teams’ fifth guy is going to be Australian foiling a novice for 2014 Moth sailor Tom Johnson.