Oman Air, is celebrating a superb second position win by its team in Act 8 of the Extreme Sailing Series, the final round of races, which was held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil between 6th and 9th December.
Oman Air’s Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Pearce, praised the team’s performance, saying: “This is an outstanding result for the Oman Air team and I congratulate all those whose skill, determination and commitment contributed to such a spectacular outcome.
“Oman Air has been a proud sponsor of the Extreme Sailing Series, which has introduced sailing as a spectator sport and built a vast amount of international support over a very short space of time. For our own team to do so well against such stiff competition is a tribute to the crew and to our partners, Oman Sail.”
The final Act of the Extreme Sailing Series took place in the waters off Rio and followed spectacular racing in Muscat, Oman; Qingdao, China; Istanbul, Turkey; Porto, Portugal: Cardiff, UK; and Nice, France.
Under the captaincy of the master tactician and Olympian sailor Morgan Larson, Oman Air won at the opening Act in the team’s home city of Muscat. They also won at Cardiff, whilst achieving third place at Porto and Nice and gaining valuable points at Qingdao and Istanbul. The crew arrived at Rio in second place on the leader board, determined to end the series in style.
Wayne Pearce added: “Rio has proved to be a fitting finale for the Extreme Sailing Series 2012. Not only are we delighted to see Oman Air do so well, but we are also pleased that a second Omani team – The Wave, Muscat – has accomplished so much over the course of the Series.