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Extreme Sailing Series – Set against the iconic Istanbul landmarks of the Aya Sofya and the Blue Mosque, the consistently dominant Extreme 40 team from Oman, The Wave, Muscat powered to a fifth Act victory in the penultimate Act of the Extreme Sailing Series™. The eight-strong fleet provided a thrilling spectacle for the thousands of spectators gathered on the shoreline with extremely sharp, close-quarter manoeuvres.

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR) – the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Volvo Ocean Race-winning team – has finished the ninth and final leg of the gruelling round the world competition with a fifth place finish in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Extreme Sailing Series – After another day of adrenaline-fueled Extreme 40 racing in winds that topped well over 25kts in the gusts, defending champion Leigh McMillan and his team on The Wave, Muscat put in another solid performance to claim overall victory in Cardiff for the third consecutive year.

2015 Extreme Sailing Series - Cardiff has proved a happy hunting ground over the years for Oman Sail’s teams with three back to back wins between them but the pressure is now on to defend this winning streak and steal a march at the top of the Extreme Sailing Series leaderboard.

The emirate’s entry in the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (ADOR), finished leg six of the epic race around the world in second place after 17 days at sea on the way from Itajaí in Brazil to Newport, Rhode Island on the USA’s east coast.

Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) breathed a huge sigh of relief on Monday after the boat arrived in Itajaí right on schedule ready for the refit of a new mast.

Abu Dhabi sets the stage for a fascinating conclusion to the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup this week, with the sport's top athletes heading into four days of intense race competition at the end of a year-round journey towards gold medal glory.

With the continued support of Audi, the 673nm from Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour to Nha Trang in Vietnam constitutes one of Asia’s most exhilarating Category 1 offshore races, offering competitors a predominantly downwind race at the height of the north east monsoon.

The stakes at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao, taking place from 14-20 September 2015, will be raised with Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition places on the line. As the Asian continental qualification regatta for the Men's and Women's 470, Finn and Nacra 17 the competition in Qingdao is set to be fierce with a depth of international sailing talent within the respective fleets. Alongside Olympic qualification, more than 240 sailors from 37 nations will be gunning for a share of the $150,000 USD prize fund, ISAF Sailing World Cup Final spots as well as a World Cup medal.

The Wave, Muscat have been crowned victors at the Extreme Sailing Series Act 6, Saint Petersburg presented by SAP, mastering the complex conditions of the River Neva in front of huge crowds, to win the Act with a race to spare.

As Airlie Beach Race Week (ABRW) enjoys its mid-regatta lay day, attendees from around the region are taking advantage of the entertainment, local restaurants and natural wonders that have made Australia’s Airlie Beach one of the world’s yachting Meccas and the fabled ‘Gateway to the Whitsundays’.

With less than three weeks to go until Airlie Beach Race Week (ABRW) sets sail, excitement is building throughout the Asia-Pacific region for what will be the most fun-packed race week in the event’s 26-year history.


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