Jubel in Mexico: Hagara / Steinacher segeln souverän auf 2. Rang

verfasst am 03.12.2018

Höhepunkt zum Saisonschluss! Red Bull Sailing segelte beim Finale der Extreme Sailing Series 2018 in Los Cabos (Mexiko) auf den 2. Rang. Mit einer fulminanten Regatta beendete das österreichische Team eine durchwachsene Saison mehr als versöhnlich. Der Sieg in Mexico und in der Gesamtwertung der Segelserie ging an den zweifachen America´s Cup Sieger Alinghi (Schweiz). Weiterlesen

LOS CABOS (MEXICO) – Bis zur finalen Wettfahrt des Jahres kämpfte Red Bull Sailing bei Leichtwind um den Regatta-Sieg, lag zwei Rennen vor dem Ende sogar noch in Führung. Nach vielen Startverschiebungen und Kursänderungen setzte sich das seit rund fünf Jahren in gleicher Besetzung segelnde Schweizer Team durch. 
„Wir haben fast eine gesamte Saison benötigt, um die richtige Crew zu finden. Umso glücklicher sind wir, es gemeinsam mit drei jungen und aufstrebenden Segelhoffnungen wieder in die Weltklasse geschafft zu haben“, freute sich Red Bull Skipper Roman Hagara, der einen Großteil der Rennen 2018 als Coach betreute.  
Der Doppelolympiasieger und sein Partner Hans Peter Steinacher segelten erst zum zweiten Mal in der laufenden Saison (sieben Regatten) gemeinsam am Boot und ließen dabei unter anderem den Gesamtsieger des Vorjahres Team SAP (4. Endrang) oder auch den vierfachen Olympiasieger und America´s Cup Team Skipper Ben Ainslie (5. Endrang / Ineos Team UK) hinter sich.

Mit an Bord Ryhs Mara (AUS), Dan Morris (USA) und der erst 22-jährige Neuseeländer Micah Wilkinson, der 2016 die von Hagara / Steinacher ins Leben gerufene und weltweit ausgetragene Red Bull Foilng Generation gewann.

In der Gesamtwertung setzte sich Alinghi (SUI) souverän durch und verwies Oman Air (OMN) und SAP Sailing (DEN) auf die Plätze. Mit dem zweiten Rang in Mexico überholte Red Bull Sailing das britische Team Ineos Team UK und beendete die Saison am 4. Rang.

Endstand Extreme Sailing Series Los Cabos (MEX / nach 12 Rennen): 1. Alinghi (SUI) 141 Punkte, 2. Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 130, 3. Oman Air (OMA) 126, 4. SAP Extreme Sailing (DEN) 123, 5. INEOS Team UK (GBR) 110, 6. US Team Extreme (USA) 97, 7. Team Mexico (MEX) 92

Enstand Gesamtwertung 2018: 1. Alinghi (SUI) 92 Punkte, 2. Oman Air (OMA) 83 , 3. SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) 83, 4. Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 72, 5. INEOS Team UK (GBR) 70, 6. Team Mexico (MEX) 56

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Hat-trick for Hagara and Steinacher at Extreme Sailing Series Los Cabos opener

verfasst am 30.11.2018

Having saved their best moves for the final Act of the season, Red Bull Sailing Team stole the show on the first day of Extreme Sailing Series Los Cabos, scoring a pole position hat-trick in the event’s opening races. Weiterlesen

<picture>Under the red hot rays of the Mexican sunshine, the fight for the day one win raged, only for the Austrians to rule in their rampage through the ranks.</picture>

Despite a turbulent year, the team seems to have found the secret to success. With double Olympic gold medallists Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher back onboard, and bolstered by newcomer and Tokyo 2020 hopeful Micah Wilkinson, the squad has seen significant improvements, climbing the ranks in San Diego, USA, and now securing their position as frontrunners in Los Cabos. 

“It was the perfect day for us,” said skipper and helm, Hagara. “Our manoeuvres were good so it was all about getting off the start line. Clearly we are aiming for the win now.”

“We’re stoked with our result today,” added an excited Micah Wilkinson. “Roman and Hans Peter are doing a great job on the tactics and the starts. Rhys is doing a good job trimming, it’s all going well. Same process, same routine tomorrow!”

For Danish SAP Extreme Sailing Team, day one did not go as planned. With hopes of tearing a victory away from Swiss team Alinghi in the final Act of the season, valid for double points, Rasmus Køstner and his crew had been more than ready for war with the white and black boat.

However, the Danes did not deliver. Despite their consistent performance all year, that included setting a new speed record for the Series in Cascais, Portugal, they fell at the final hurdle, finishing the first day of the finale in fifth place behind British INEOS Rebels.

Racing on Friday starts at 2pm local time. 

On days three and four (Saturday 1 December and Sunday 2 December) racing will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube.

Extreme Sailing Series 2018 Los Cabos, standings after Day 1, 3 races (29.11.18)

Position / Team / Points
1st, Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara, Hans Peter Steinacher, Dan Morris, Rhys Mara, Micah Wilkinson: 36 points

2nd, Oman Air (OMA) Phil Robertson, Pete Greenhalgh, James Wierzbowski, Stewart Dodson, Nasser Al Mashari: 31 pts

3rd, Alinghi (SUI) Arnaud Psarofaghis, Nicolas Charbonnier, Timothé Lapauw, Bryan Mettraux, Yves Detrey: 31 pts

4th, INEOS Rebels UK (GBR) Ben Ainslie, Giles Scott, Oli Greber, Mark Spearman, Joey Newton: 26 pts

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Red Bull Sailing on the rise for upcoming grand finale

verfasst am 29.11.2018

Back on track with a strong showing at October’s race in San Diego, the Red Bull Sailing Team is aiming to finish 2018 on a high at the grand finale of the Extreme Sailing Series in Los Cabos, Mexico on 29 November – 2 December 2018. With double Olympic Gold Medalists Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher back on board alongside three young standouts, the boat from Austria is poised to shake up the final faceoff for the season crown. Weiterlesen

Los Cabos (MEXICO) – “It felt great to be working together with Hans Peter on the boat again in San Diego, as well as with the rest of our crew, Rhys Mara, Dan Morris and Micah Wilkinson. Micah is new to the team but brings a lot of skill and enthusiasm from previous wins in the Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final and the Flying Phantom Series, as well as a podium in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup,” Hagara comments. “We all gelled quite smoothly, and that’s what you need to stand on the podium, so I think we’re going to be taking it to the leaders at Los Cabos.” 

Located at the southern tip of the spectacular Baja California peninsula, Los Cabos is hosting the Extreme Sailing Series grand finale for the second season in a row. The typically sunny skies and Pacific breezes bring out the best in the sailors of the stadium racing regatta, and thousands of spectators line the shores to watch the foiling action. With first place Alinghi, second place SAP Extreme Sailing and third place Oman Air locked in a five-point spread, and other teams including Red Bull Sailing and home favorite Team Mexico eager to play the spoiler, anticipation was off the charts even before it was announced that sailing star Sir Ben Ainslie will take the helm for the British contender, INEOS Rebels UK.

“I’m excited to race with Red Bull Sailing again in the Extreme Sailing Series. In the act last month I learned so much about these massive GC32s from Roman and Hans Peter, and it’s amazing to sail against big names that I’ve always looked up to,” declared Wilkinson, who is a 2020 Olympic hopeful. “We’re going to make the most of this chance to finish 2018 with a good result.”

A smiling Steinacher adds, “At home in Austria we’re skiing already, but here in Mexico it feels like the middle of summer. What a perfect way to end the sailing season.”

The grand finale of the Extreme Sailing Series 2018 kicks off in Los Cabos on Thursday, 29 November, racing to the finish and awards ceremony on Sunday, 2 December 2018.


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About Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher

Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher are Austria’s most successful summer sport athletes, having won two Olympic gold medals (Sydney, Athens) and numerous world championships. They are the only Austrians to have competed on the America’s Cup World Series. Determined to see sailing progress to the next level, they groom the next generation of sailors by leading the Red Bull Sailing Team in the Extreme Sailing Series and by serving as sports directors for Red Bull Foiling Generation and the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.
 

About the Extreme Sailing Series 2018

In seven events spanning three continents, the Extreme Sailing Series brings the action right to the public, with stadium sailing on super-light foiling catamarans in the heart of vibrant global cities. Schedule 2018:

14-17 March:  Muscat, Oman 24-27 May:     GC32 World Championship, Lake Garda, Italy 14-17 June:     Barcelona, Spain 5-8 July:         Cascais, Portugal 24-27 August: Cardiff, UK 18-21 October:           San Diego, USA 29 November-2 December:    Los Cabos, Mexico

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Hagara und Steinacher am starken 4. Rang

verfasst am 22.10.2018

Roman Hagara und Hans Peter Steinacher segelten beim 6. Stopp der Extreme Sailing Series 2018 vor San Diego (USA) auf den 4. Rang. Der Sieg in Kalifornien ging an das Team Oman Air, gefolgt von Alinghi (SUI) und SAP Extreme Sailing (DEN), dicht gefolgt von Red Bull Sailing (AUT). Der finale Stopp der Extreme Sailing Series 2018 findet von 29. November bis 2. Dezember 2018 in Los Cabos (MEX) statt. Weiterlesen

SAN DIEGO (USA) - „Neun Podestplätze in 21 Rennen, sind grundsätzlich in Ordnung. Natürlich hätten wir uns einen Spot am Podium erhofft“ erklärte Red Bull Taktiker Hans Peter Steinacher. Bei schwierigen Leichtwindbedingungen kämpften die Österreicher gemeinsam mit ihrer internationalen Crew bis zur finalen Wettfahrt um eine Medaille, mussten sich am Ende jedoch mit dem vierten Rang begnügen. Steuermann Hagara: „Es war bis zum Schluss alles offen. Mann muss sich aber eingestehen, dass die Top 3 Teams brutal konstant segelten und vor allem Oman Air die Trophäe verdient hat.“ 

Ende November, beim Finale der Extreme Sailing Series 2018, wollen die Österreicher nochmals aufzeigen und einen Podestplatz nach Hause segeln. 

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Red Bull Sailing targets repeat San Diego podium this weekend

verfasst am 18.10.2018

Good news, sailing fans: As the Extreme Sailing Series moves to the USA for the season’s penultimate showdown in San Diego, California, two-time Olympic Champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher will at last be returning together onboard the Red Bull Sailing GC32. The duo led their Austrian team to a third-place finish in the sunny city last year, and they’ll be flying toward another spot on the risers in the fierce action from 18-21 October 2018. Weiterlesen

San Diego, California (USA) – Approaching the finale of a building year with their talented young Red Bull Sailing Team, Hagara and Steinacher aren’t expecting to wear the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series crown, but their previous San Diego success shows their potential to play the spoiler among the top three – Alinghi (SUI), SAP Extreme Sailing (DEN) and Oman Air (OMA) – who are wrestling for the stadium racing title with only two acts to go.

“We are dedicated to growing not just our team, but the sport, and it’s important to enable the next generation to gain experience,” said Hagara, who with Steinacher is sports director for the Red Bull Foiling Generation and Red Bull Youth America’s Cup programs in 2013 and 2017, in addition to driving the team in the Extreme Sailing Series. “But in San Diego the gloves are off. Hans Peter and I can’t wait to be on the GC32 in these great California conditions, and while we will take things race by race as always, we are focused on earning as many points as possible in the last regattas of the season.”

In the Golden Coast Act, joining Hagara at the helm and tactician Steinacher at the mainsheet will be Rhys Mara of Australia, US sailor Dan Morris in his home race, and a newcomer to the Red Bull Sailing GC32, New Zealand’s Micah Wilkinson. The 22-year-old’s experience includes winning the Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final in 2016 as well as capturing the 2017 title in the Flying Phantom series that’s a new component of the Extreme Sailing Series.

“This is a team with power and energy, and it’s going to be exciting to sail with them at a location with so much sailing history. Events like the America’s Cup and the World Championships have been held in San Diego,” comments Steinacher. “I’m sure the crowds will be big as always, and the sailing will definitely be intense. That’s just how we like it.”

The sole US act of the Extreme Sailing Series 2018 – which will also feature a wildcard team of young American standouts – sets sail in San Diego on Thursday, 18 October, accelerating through the finals on Sunday, 21 October 2018.

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Roller-coaster result for Red Bull Sailing in historic Cardiff regatta

verfasst am 27.08.2018

Strong winds made for a wild ride at the fifth stop of the Extreme Sailing Series in Cardiff Wales on 24-27 August, as after a powerful start, skipper Roman Hagara’s Red Bull Sailing Team rode intense ups and downs for fifth place. In a nailbiter, only four points separated the teams at the top, first-place Alinghi (SUI), second-place SAP Extreme Sailing and third-place Oman Air. History was made by Olivia Mackay (NZL), who not only helmed Red Bull Sailing to the win in the Grand Finale of the Flying Phantom Series, but moved up to the Team Wales GC32, becoming the first woman to helm a boat in the Extreme Sailing Series. Weiterlesen

CARDIFF, WALES (UK) – Hosting the Extreme Sailing Series for the seventh consecutive season, Cardiff served up spectacular sailing as winds pushed the GC32s to the limit, and sometimes beyond. The regatta saw four capsizes over the weekend – from SAP Extreme Sailing, Team Mexico, Oman Air and Team Wales – but Red Bull Sailing thrived in the heavy rain of Day One, finishing on the podium in third. The Austria-based team lost pace in the lighter winds of Day Two and couldn’t find it again in the 20-knot gusts of Day Three, but they surged back in Monday’s final races, with five podiums.

With the Cardiff result, Alinghi, SAP Extreme Sailing and Oman Air lead the overall standings, while Red Bull Sailing remains in fifth overall. “Of course this isn’t the result we were aiming for. The conditions were exciting but we weren’t consistent. However, we have a young team and we keep learning,” said Hans Peter Steinacher, who won two Olympic championships with Hagara and serves as the team’s sport director and tactician. “There are two regattas left, in San Diego and Los Cabos, and Roman and I are already looking toward solutions to produce a strong finish to the season.”

Hagara – who is the hands-on coach for Red Bull Sailing in the Extreme Sailing Series in addition to leading as skipper – and Steinacher have made it their mission to find and mentor the next generation of sailing talent in Red Bull Foiling Generation and the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, as well as in the Extreme Sailing Series. 

“Our helmsman in Cardiff, Chris Taylor, helmed the winning boat in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, which is why we decided to give him this opportunity,” commented Hagara. The team is rounded out by Ed Powys, Rhys Mara, Dan Morris and Neil Hunter.  

The potential of Hagara and Steinacher’s approach to finding and building sailing talent was evident in Olivia Mackay’s remarkable weekend in Cardiff. In 2016, the Kiwi and her sailing partner Micah Wilkinson won the first-ever World Final in the Red Bull Foiling Generation series, and in this weekend’s wild Welsh waters the pair flew to victory in the Grand Finale of the Flying Phantom series. It was then that Mackay made her historic move up to helm Team Wales for the final day’s action in the Extreme Sailing Series, a new milestone for women in sailing.

A fresh lineup of chargers will hope to follow in Mackay’s footsteps when 16 international teams face off at this season’s Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final at Miami, USA on 9-11 November 2018.

But up first: Red Bull Sailing will return to the sunshine – and breezes – of San Diego, USA for the penultimate act of the Extreme Sailing Series season on 18-21 October 2018.

Results Extreme Sailing Series Act 5, Cardiff, UK: 1. Alinghi (SUI) 307 points, 2. SAP Extreme Sailing (DEN) 304 pts, 3. Oman Air (OMA) 303 pts, 4. INEOS Rebels UK (GBR) 282 pts, 5. Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 275 pts, 6. Team Mexico (MEX) 218 pts, 7. Team Wales (GBR) 202 pts   

Overall Extreme Sailing Series rankings after five of seven acts: 1. Alinghi (SUI) 57 points, 2. SAP Extreme Sailing (DEN) 55 pts, 3. Oman Air (OMA) 51 pts, 4. INEOS Rebels UK (GBR) 46 pts, 5. Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 41 pts, 6. Team Mexico (MEX) 35 pts

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About Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher

Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher are Austria’s most successful summer sport athletes, having won two Olympic gold medals (Sydney, Athens) and numerous world championships. They are the only Austrians to have competed on the America’s Cup World Series. Determined to see sailing progress to the next level, they groom the next generation of sailors by leading the Red Bull Sailing Team in the Extreme Sailing Series and by serving as sports directors for Red Bull Foiling Generation and the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. 

About the Extreme Sailing Series 2018

In seven events spanning three continents, the Extreme Sailing Series brings the action right to the public, with stadium sailing on foiling catamarans in the heart of vibrant global destinations. Schedule 2018:

14-17 March: Muscat, Oman

24-27 May: GC32 World Championship, Lake Garda, Italy

14-17 June: Barcelona, Spain

5-8 July: Cascais, Portugal

24-27 August: Cardiff, UK

18-21 October: San Diego, USA

29 November-2 December: Los Cabos, Mexico

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This weekend: Holiday showdown for Red Bull Sailing in Cardiff

verfasst am 22.08.2018

Bank holiday revelers will get an eyeful on 24-27 August, when double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher lead the Red Bull Sailing Team at the Extreme Sailing Series stop in Cardiff, Wales for the seventh season in a row. The Austria-based team have earned a podium across 50 percent of their previous Cardiff regattas. But to take the top step this weekend, they’ll have to get the better of other world-leading teams including two-time America’s Cup winner Alinghi – and master the ever-changing conditions on Cardiff Bay. Also in action, Olivia Mackay helms the Red Bull Sailing catamaran in the Grand Finale of the Flying Phantom Series. Weiterlesen

Cardiff, Wales (UK) – With only three races left until the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series champions are crowned, there will be no holding back in the Welsh regatta, which serves up the tightest course of the season and promises a thrilling spectacle for the crowds who turn out year after year for the headline event of the Cardiff Harbour Festival. 

“We like racing in Cardiff. The sightlines are great for the spectators, and when the winds are right our GC32s will rise up on their foils and really fly,” said Steinacher, who with Hagara helps to identify and develop future sailing talent through such series as Red Bull Foiling Generation and the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. “We had some pretty wild wind here in 2016 and surprisingly calm breezes last year, so you have to be prepared for everything.”
To give their powerful young team as much experience as possible, the Austrian legends will work off the boat; Hagara as skipper and coach, with Steinacher as sport director and tactician. Meanwhile, manning the Red Bull GC32 will be Chris Taylor (helm), Ed Powys (mainsheet), Rhys Mara (trimmer), Dan Morris (bowman) and Neil Hunter (flight control). Currently in fifth overall, another Cardiff podium could conceivably boost Red Bull Sailing to challenge the top three – Alinghi (SUI), SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) and Oman Air (OMA) – who are locked within a four-point spread.

“Our team is strong, and we’ve got what it takes to bring home a trophy here,” stated Hagara, who led Red Bull Sailing to second place in Cardiff in 2015 and 2016, as well as third place in 2012. “We’re just going to take it one day at a time, one race at a time, stay focused… and also hope for better luck than we’ve had so far this season. With this act and two more in North America coming up, there is still a lot of racing ahead.” 

The stop at the amphitheater-style course in the Welsh capital also marks the climax of the Flying Phantom Series, featuring cutting-edge, two-sailor catamarans that are the fastest foiling boats of their size. Olivia Mackay and Micah Wilkinson, who won Red Bull Foiling Generation in 2016, will go all out to finish the season on a high for Red Bull Sailing, which comes into the event with good memories – last year the Austrian boat won Cardiff’s Flying Phantom regatta to clinch the series crown. 

The only UK act of the Extreme Sailing Series 2018 – which will also feature a wildcard team representing Wales itself – takes off in Cardiff on Friday, 24 August, continuing throughout the bank holiday weekend until the finals on Monday, 27 August.

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From track to tack – F1 stars race with sailing icons

verfasst am 26.07.2018

Ahead of racing at Formula One’s Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) and Max Verstappen (NED) met up with Austria’s double Olympic Gold Medalists Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher to hit the water on Hungary’s Lake Balaton in cutting-edge catamarans. With four diehard competitors on the water, what started as a pleasant day in perfect conditions turned into a full-out race at top speed, with a shared passion for speed and drive to win. Weiterlesen

LAKE BALATON (HUNGARY) - Hagara and Steinacher, who are preparing for the Erste Kékszalag Grand Prix on the lake, welcomed Ricciardo and Verstappen onto Red Bull Sailing’s 40-foot catamaran as well as the GC32 foiling multihull that the team races in the Extreme Sailing Series. After the most successful Austrian summer sport athletes and other members of the Red Bull Sailing team gave the drivers an introduction to what high-tech sailing is all about, it wasn’t long before the F1 drivers decided to pair off with the Austrians for some match racing across the famous lake, with Hagara and Ricciardo manning the GC32. Meanwhile, Steinacher and Verstappen boarded the X40, and were almost immediately driven into a nose dive from the winds, a dramatic – and tough – start.

“I had never sailed before in my life, but this was actually very cool and really fast!” said Verstappen. “I learned a lot from Roman and Hans Peter, and I think it was a great start into sailing.”

Once the X-40 team bounced back quickly from their dunking, the race was on. Compared to Formula One, in sailing wind is the fuel, and in Lake Balaton’s ideal breezes the boats flew on the water at velocities reaching 33 knots (61kmh/38mph).

“It’s really fun to have Max and Daniel on the boats. They are both quite strong, they pulled everything very hard,” stated Steinacher.

Ricciardo offered his own views on the experience. “I guess extreme sailing is the best way to describe it, and I hadn’t done anything like this before, not on a weapon like this,” said the Australian. “The boats are impressive – the pure size and the height of the sails were bigger than I anticipated. And Roman and Hans Peter are super cool guys. I found myself on the winch most of the time, and apparently we nearly capsized, but they made me feel safe so I didn’t think much of it!”

“Foiling on our boats, touching 35 knots of speed – that’s what we all like,” declared Steinacher. “Max and I were leading, but the finish line was always moving. I was pretty sure we had done it.” Hagara and Ricciardo disagreed, asserting, “It was a really close finish, and we thought we won, so we celebrated by jumping into the water.”

At the end of the day, Ricciardo and Verstappen headed back to Budapest. Ricciardo, who is currently fifth in the F1 standings with Verstappen right behind in sixth, shared his thoughts on the upcoming race at the Hungaroring, saying, “I love the circuit. I’ve had good memories there. It’s tight, twisty and a good atmosphere, and I think it’s going to be one of our stronger circuits to date. Quietly confident.”

The young F1 stars will have two friends from the sailing world supporting them in person. “Roman and I will go and watch,” Steinacher shared. “I hope they can win the race!”

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About Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher
Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher are Austria’s most successful summer sport athletes, having won two Olympic gold medals (Sydney, Athens) and numerous world championships. They are the only Austrians to have competed on the America’s Cup World Series. Determined to see sailing progress to the next level, they groom the next generation of sailors by leading the Red Bull Sailing Team in the Extreme Sailing Series and by serving as sports directors for Red Bull Foiling Generation and the Red Bull Youth America´s Cup.

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Alinghi in Portugal Klasse für sich - Hagara bei Comeback mit zwei Wettfahrtsiegen

verfasst am 08.07.2018

Mit 11 Siegen in 28 Wettfahrten setzte sich das Schweizer Team Alinghi beim vierten Stopp der Extreme Sailing Series 2018 in Cascais (POR) souverän durch. Rang zwei ging an SAP Sailing Team, gefolgt von INEOS Rebels UK. Das Österreichische Red Bull Sailing Team belegte im Endklassement der Regatta den 5. Rang. Beim Comeback von Doppelolympiasieger Roman Hagara feierte das Team zwei Wettfahrtsiege. Weiterlesen

CASCAIS (POR) - Traumhafte Foiling-Bedinungen mit bis zu 30 Knoten Wind lockten zehntausende Segel-Fans in das portugiesische Segelstadion. Red Bull Skipper Roman Hagara übernahm beim vierten Stopp der Extreme Sailing Series 2018 in Cascais (POR) erstmals in dieser Saison selbst das Steuer und segelte gegen sechs der bestbesetzten Teams der Welt zu sieben Podestplätzen, darunter zwei Rennsiege.

Nach einem Materialbruch am Zugsystem der Foils musste Red Bull am Finaltag zwei Rennen aus dem Hafen verfolgen und wichtige Punkte im Blick auf die Gesamtwertung der Konkurrenz überlassen. 

Hagara: „Das team hat hervorragend gearbeitet und wir haben rasch unseren Rhythmus gefunden. Es ist natürlich enttäuschend, wenn das Material am Ende nicht mitspielt. Mit Ed Powys, Neil Hunter, Dan Morris und Rhys Mara haben wir eine starke Mannschaft rund um Hans Peter und mich aufgebaut.“ 

Hans Peter Steinacher fügte an: „Wir blicken nach vorne und konzentrieren uns auf die nächste Regatta. Es ist eine harte aber mitunter steile Lernkurve, die wir aktuell bewältigen müssen.“

In den drei ausbleibenden Regatten gilt es, in der Gesamtwertung zumindest den 3. Rang zu erreichen. „Das ist unser Zie“, erklärte Hagara. 

Der nächste Bewerb der Extreme Sailing Series 2018 findet von 24. bis 27. August - bereits zum siebenten Mal in Folge - in Cardiff (Wales) statt. Zuvor wird Red Bull Sailing zu Trainingszwecken an der 50. Auflage des Kékszalag Erste Gandprix am Plattensee (HUN) teilnehmen.

Enstand Extreme Sailing Series Act 4, Cascais, Portugal (nach 28 Rennen): 1. Alinghi (SUI) 309 Punkte, 2. SAP Extreme Sailing (DEN) 294 pts, 3. INEOS Rebels UK (GBR) 288 pts, 4. Oman Air (OMA) 282 pts, 5. Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 250 pts, 6. Team Mexico (MEX) 222 pts, 7. Team Portugal (POR) 182 pts

Zwischenstand Gesamtwertung Extreme Sailing Series 2018: 1. Alinghi (SUI) 45 Punkte, 2. SAP Extreme Sailing (DEN) 44 pts, 3. Oman Air (OMA) 41 pts, 4. INEOS Rebels UK (GBR) 37 pts, 5. Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 33 pts, 6. Team Mexico (MEX) 27 pts, 7. NZ Extreme Sailing Team (NZL) 7 pts

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Double Olympic Gold Medalist will return to the helm at Cascais premiere

verfasst am 04.07.2018

Roman Hagara, the double Olympic champion and skipper of the Red Bull Sailing Team, will take the helm for the first time this season when the Extreme Sailing Series makes its debut in Cascais, Portugal on 5-8 July. The world-renowned sailing hub is famous for strong Atlantic winds, and the lightning-fast GC32 catamarans will be flying on their foils in the tight stadium format. Can the Austrian icon steer his young team to their first regatta victory of 2018? Weiterlesen

CASCAIS (Portugal) – The fourth of seven stops on the Extreme Sailing Series calendar, Cascais is highly anticipated not only as a new Portuguese venue (after regattas at Porto, Lisbon and the Madeira Islands in past years), but as the critical midpoint of the 2018 championship. For the first time this season, Hagara, who formerly helmed Red Bull Sailing to three overall Extreme Sailing Series podiums, will be in command on the GC32 rather than coaching from the sidelines.

“I have to admit that it’s been a bit hard to watch the first Extreme Sailing Series events this year from the support and coaching boat,” says the Austrian, whose focus is to share his expertise and passion for sailing with the next generation not only in the Extreme Sailing Series, but also in the Red Bull Foiling Generation. “It’s so lovely to be back – I’m really happy!”

Those teams that Hagara will be facing include such powerhouses as two-time America’s Cup winners Alinghi (SUI) and defending Extreme Sailing Series champions SAP Extreme Sailing (DEN), who are tied in the points at the top of the leaderboard, just ahead of Oman Air (OMA). Currently seven points behind the Omanis with four races still to go, Red Bull Sailing are well within reach of another championship podium, and Hagara will have a dynamic crew of up-and-comers at his side: Ed Powys (GBR), Rhys Mara (AUS), Dan Morris (USA) and Neil Hunter (GBR).

Hans Peter Steinacher, Hagara’s gold-medal-winning sailing partner and the sport director and tactician for Red Bull Sailing, comments, “We know Cascais is a very windy place, and it’s perfect for the GC32. Having Roman steering the boat will be very good in combination with our four guys in the front, who have a lot of energy and the power we will need in these conditions. I think it will be a great act.”

Heightening the excitement in Portugal, where the racing is part of the 80th anniversary celebration of the prestigious Clube Naval de Cascais, will be the Flying Phantom fleet, sailing the penultimate regatta in a five-act series. Up-and-coming Red Bull Sailing Team members will be racing their swift two-sailor multihull, looking to defend the overall championship that the Austrian-based crew captured last year in the series’ maiden season.

The Extreme Sailing Series regatta in Cascais kicks off on Thursday, 5 July, with the action accelerating to the final race on Sunday, 8 July 2018.

Information, videos, images: www.redbullsailingnewsroom.com

Contact: Mario Schoby / +436646385997 / mario.schoby@redbullextremesailing.com 


About Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher

Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher are Austria’s most successful summer sport athletes, having won two Olympic gold medals (Sydney, Athens) and numerous world championships. They are the only Austrians to have competed on the America’s Cup World Series. Determined to see sailing progress to the next level, they groom the next generation of sailors by leading the Red Bull Sailing Team in the Extreme Sailing Series and by serving as sports directors for Red Bull Foiling Generation and the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.

About the Extreme Sailing Series 2018

In seven events spanning three continents, the Extreme Sailing Series brings the action right to the public, with stadium sailing on foiling catamarans in the heart of vibrant global cities. Schedule 2018:

14-17 March:  Muscat, Oman

24-27 May:     GC32 World Championship, Lake Garda, Italy

14-17 June:     Barcelona, Spain

5-8 July:          Cascais, Portugal

24-27 August: Cardiff, UK

18-21 October:           San Diego, USA

29 November-2 December:   Los Cabos, Mexico 

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