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Singapore's very first Extreme Sailing Series race thrills all - Straits Times

Singapore's very first Extreme Sailing Series race thrills all - Straits Times

Luna Rossa of Italy (left) cruising to victory at the Marina Reservoir yesterday. The vessel won the Singapore leg of the Extreme Sailing Series and the overall title over France's Groupe Edmond de Rothschild. -- ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN By Sanjay Nair Singapore's very first Extreme Sailing Series race has made the right waves with sailors and fans. The Republic hosted a thrilling finale to the award-winning, nine-leg global series at the Marina Reservoir yesterday. A crowd of around 1,000 were enthralled by the visually stunning boats, which can hit speeds of 40 knots, and the four-man crews who displayed finesse and power. 'I didn't expect boats of this size to move so fast, it really was an eye-opener for me,' said 24-year-old student Alan Chua. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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