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EXTREME SAILING 3 KICKS OFF IN ISTANBUL

Tuesday May 24th, 2011
EXTREME SAILING 3 KICKS OFF IN ISTANBUL

Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 kicks off in Istanbul this week on 25th and running until 29th May. It will be open to the public as of 27th.The Iconic Turkish City, where East meets West is a new venue for the event.

The Extreme 40 fleet will be racing on the Halic Estuary which is separated from the Golden Horn Harbour by the Galata Bridge. Turkish TV company TRT will be covering the race over the weekend.

Pierre Pennec, skipper Groupe Edmond de Rothschild, said,'In Istanbul, we expect a really tough battle... Not only because of the high level of the competition within the fleet, which has gone up a notch as we saw in Qingdao but also because the race course in Istanbul seems complex and very particular. It's an inner race course with some effects from the buildings on shore so the winds will be shifty.'

Groupe Edmond de Rothschild is leading on 20 points overall, followed by Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand in third.
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