Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Good and not so good but right in there

Emirates Team New Zealand update - good and not so good but right in there


Five points from the lead, one point from second at the end of the third day of the Muscat Extreme Sailing Series regatta. Dean Barker and his Emirates Team New Zealand crew had every reason to be happy with the day’s racing.

They think they should have done better.... but it could have been a lot, lot worse.

“It was a very trying, light-air day,” Barker said. ”The sea breeze came up earlier in the day but had fallen away by the time racing started. We never had much more than four knots all day.

“We had to battle for every point in every race. There were a lot of mixed results, not just for us, for everyone. That’s a fair indication of how tough it was racing here today.

“It felt like a very average day but we managed to come ashore in third place, only five points off the lead. It certainly didn’t feel like that on board.

“The day could have gone a lot better, and tomorrow is going to be a very busy day. Whoever sails reasonably smartly tomorrow will have a good chance of being successful.”

Today, the team finished in the top three in five of the eight races sailed.

Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014
Muscat standings after Day 3, 21 races
1st Alinghi (SUI) 132 points.
2nd SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) 128 points.
3rd Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) 127 points.
4th J.P. Morgan BAR (GBR) 122 points.
5th The Wave, Muscat (OMA) 118 points.
6th Groupama sailing team (FRA) 105 points.
7th Realteam by Realstone (SUI) 102 points.
8th Gazprom Team Russia (RUS) 99 points.
9th Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 96 points.
10th Oman Air (OMA) 88 points.
11th GAC Pindar (AUS) 59 points.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: Trading Places

Greg Clydesdale, a lecturer in business at Lincoln University, has written a comprehensive account of global trade from the seventh century to modern times. More>>

Sheep: Shearing Record Smashed In Hawke’s Bay

Three shearers gathered from around New Zealand have smashed a World record by 264 sheep despite the heat, the pumiced sheep of inland Hawke’s Bay and a year’s wool weighing an average of over 3.5kg a sheep. More>>

ALSO:

Carrie Fisher: Hollywood In-Breeding & The Velocity Of Being - Binoy Kampmark

There was always going to be a good deal of thick drama around Carrie Fisher, by her own confession, a product of Hollywood in-breeding. Her parents, Debbie Reynolds and the crooner Eddie Fisher, provided ample material for the gossip columns in a marriage breakup after Eddie sped away with Elizabeth Taylor. More>>

  • Image: Tracey Nearmy / EPA
  • Gordon Campbell: On The Best Albums Of 2016

    OK, I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle. Still…maybe there is an argument for making some semblance of narrative order out of a year that brought us Trump, Brexit and the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Alan Vega, who I missed just as much as the Big Three. So without further ado….oh, but first a word from the sponsor More>>

    Emojis: World’s First Māori Emoji App Launched

    It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share their kiwiana moments with each other and the world. More>>

    ALSO:

    Howard Davis: Album Of The Year - Van Morrison's 'Keep Me Singing'

    2016 was a grand year for Van The Man - The Belfast Cowboy turned 71, received a knighthood, and reissued an expanded set of soul-fired live recordings from 1973 ('It's Too Late to Stop Now'). In the game for 53 years now, Morrison's albums consistently open new windows into the heart and soul of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news