Red Bull Sailing Clinches Third on Championship Podium

wrote on 2016-12-11

After eight acts in seven countries, at the final stop of the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney, Australia on Sunday, the Red Bull Sailing Team led by double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher claimed third-place honors for the 2016 season. read more

SYDNEY (Australia) – With thousands of fans lining the banks of Sydney Harbour on Sunday, the Red Bull Sailing Team skippered by two-time Olympic champion Roman Hagara clinched third place in the Extreme Sailing Series for the second year in a row. In the series’ toughest field ever, two-time America’s Cup winners Alinghi (SUI) claimed the championship, a mere two points ahead of Oman Air (OMA) in second. 

Red Bull Sailing – which also includes Hagara’s Olympic partner Hans Peter Steinacher (AUS) as tactician, as well as Stewart Dodson (NZL), Adam Piggott (GBR) and Brad Farrand (NZL) – came to Australia as the only team to have captured a podium in every one of the seven previous acts. The Sydney regatta was a roller coaster for the Austrians, who came back from an early gennaker break to dominate Saturday’s racing against the backdrop of the famed opera house and Harbour Bridge. Red Bull Sailing won Sunday’s penultimate battle, but slipped to fifth in the final race, which was worth double points, leaving them fourth on the Sydney leaderboard, though tied in the points with third-place Oman Air.

“Of course we would have liked to complete the season with a win here in Sydney where Hans Peter and I earned our first Olympic medal back in 2000, but I’m very happy to be on the overall podium again this year,” said Hagara. “We’ve got an exceptional team, and we want to thank all the fans for their support and encouragement. The series moved into the future this season with the introduction of foiling, and it was great to be part of it. We're already planning for next year.”

 The 2016 Extreme Sailing Series brought the action right to the public in seven countries, and the historic season marked not just the introduction of the super-light GC32 catamarans – which can reach speeds of almost 40 knots (74 km/h, 46 mph) – but also innovations including a new coastal race and match racing that complement the unique stadium format. Like America’s Cup yachts, the GC32 appears to “fly” as it lifts off the water and rapidly builds speed. 

Sydney Final (25 races): 1. Alinghi (SUI) 238 points, 2. SAP Extreme Sailing (DEN) 226, 3. Oman Air (OMA) 215, 4. Red Bull Sailing (AUT) 215, 5. Land Rover BAR (GBR) 193, 6. RNZYS Racing (NZL), 178, 7. Visit Madeira Team Portugal (POR) 177, 8. Team Australia (AUS) 132

Final Overall Ranking Extreme Sailing Series 2016: 1. Alinghi (SUI), 2. Oman Air (OMA), 3. Red Bull Sailing (AUT)

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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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Three wins for Red Bull – Hagara/Steinacher dominate Sydney

wrote on 2016-12-10

With only the final day left to go (Sunday, from 2 pm local time) at the last stop of the Extreme Sailing Series 2016 in Sydney, Australia, the Red Bull Sailing Team from Austria is in second place. Two-time Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher and their international crew claimed six podium finishes in eight races on Saturday, including three wins, to overtake Oman Air (skipper Morgan Larsson/USA) for second place in the regatta standings. The two-time America's Cup winner Alinghi (SUI) is in the lead – just six points ahead of Red Bull Sailing. read more

SYDNEY (AUS) - "Perfect racing conditions, the catamarans at the limit, thousands of fans, and in eight races we were among the top three a total of six times. You could almost call it a perfect day," said Red Bull Sailing skipper Roman Hagara, who feels quite at home in Sydney as the gold medalist from the 2000 Summer Olympics held in the Australian metropolis. 

"Today, we were able to control the field with excellent starts and to sail safely as well. With constant wind conditions, we had the GC32 catamaran and the foils perfectly under control," added Red Bull Sailing tactician Hans Peter Steinacher, who was Hagara’s teammate in the 2000 Games.

Thanks to their three wins, Red Bull Sailing leapfrogged up to second in the regatta standings, overtaking the Oman Air team helmed by Morgan Larsson and narrowing their gap from leader Alinghi to six points. On the final day the Austrians will be looking to dominate again and steal the victory. All three teams have the chance not only to win the regatta in Sydney, but also to clinch the overall 2016 season championship, and with eight teams going full out in winds predicted at 16 knots, Sunday’s racing should provide a gripping spectacle.

Steinacher is looking forward to the final showdown. "Alinghi will start with a special tactic on Sunday and make life difficult for us and for Oman Air,” he predicted. “Our clear goal is the regatta victory. If we overtake Oman Air for the top of the overall ranking, that would of course be a special bonus. The last race tomorrow will be worth double points. I'm sure the whole season will be decided in the last few meters."

Sydney (after 15 races):
1. Alinghi (SUI) 152 points, 2. Red Bull Sailing (AUT) 146, 3. Oman Air (Oman) 133, 4. SAP Extreme Team (DEN) 125, 5. Visit Madeira Team Portugal (POR) 111, 6. Land Rover BAR (GBR) 109, 7. RNZYS Racing (NZL) 105, 8. Team Australia (AUS) 81

Overall rating Extreme Sailing Series 2016 (after 7 of 8 acts): 1. Oman Air (Oman), 2. Alinghi (SUI), 3. Red Bull Sailing (AUT)

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Three-way race in Sydney: Switzerland, Oman and Austria are sailing for the overall victory

wrote on 2016-12-09

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SYDNEY (AUS) - After nine races in the final stop of the Extreme Sailing Series 2016, Alinghi (SUI), Oman Air (OMA) and Red Bull Sailing (AUT) have set themselves apart from the rest of the field. The Austrian double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher have every chance to complete Red Bull Sailing’s successful season with a regatta win in Sydney.

Twelve more races will be held before the action concludes on Sunday, right in front of the opera house and Harbour Bridge that are iconic landmarks of the Australian metropolis, home to over four million people. Eight teams fought on Friday, and despite up to 20 knots of wind and unpredictable gusts, Alinghi, Oman Air and Red Bull Sailing overcame even the most difficult conditions. The two-time America’s Cup winners from Switzerland now lead the regatta with 67 points, followed by Oman Air (65) and Red Bull Sailing (62).

"The teams don’t hold anything back on the race course, and at the end of the day you’re glad to bring the boat back into the harbor without major damage,” said Steinacher, who is the tactician for the Red Bull team. He went on to explain, “Alinghi must stay ahead of Oman Air to win the season. At some point they will begin to try tactics against each other. On Sunday at the latest. We must use this opportunity."

On Saturday the races begin at 2pm local time. Six races are held every day through Sunday. In the final race, double points are awarded.

Intermediate results Sydney (after 9 races): 1. Alinghi (SUI) 67 points, 2. Oman Air (Oman) 65, 3. Red Bull Sailing (AUT) 62, 4. Land Rover BAR (GBR) 57, 5. Visit Madeira (POR) 51, 6. SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) 49, 7. RNZYS Lautrec Racing (NZL) 44, 8. Team Australia (AUS) 38

Overall rating Extreme Sailing Series 2016 (after 7 of 8 acts):
1. Alinghi (SUI), 2. Oman Air (Oman), 3. Red Bull Sailing (AUT)

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Olympic gold medalists are setting sail for another win in Sydney

wrote on 2016-12-04

From Thursday on, the biggest summer sport athletes in Austria’s history – sailors Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher – will be competing back where it all began: Sydney, Australia, the site of their first Olympic gold medal. This time, they’ll be sailing faster than ever, flying on foils in the Extreme Sailing Series finale. read more

SYDNEY (Australia) – After seven Extreme Sailing Series regattas around the world, the Red Bull Sailing Team’s season all comes down to the big finale on December 8–11, and the crew led by double Olympic gold medalists Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher couldn’t ask for a better location: Sydney, Australia. Iconic Sydney Harbor is where the Austrians won their first Olympic gold medal in 2000 with a dominant performance that set a new standard for sailing. Now at third place in the Extreme Sailing Series standings, they’ll battle six other teams on the waters they know so well for the Act 8 win and, potentially, the 2016 championship. 

Just as they did when they earned Olympic gold in Sydney and Athens, Hagara (helmsman) and Steinacher (tactician) will be facing off against the world’s finest. But in the five-person GC32 foiling catamarans of the Extreme Sailing Series, they’re joined on the Red Bull Sailing Team by Stewart Dodson (NZL), Adam Piggott (GBR) and Brad Farrand (NZL). The team has gotten where they are by being the most consistent contenders across the season, having finished on the podium in every act so far.

And then there’s the matter of the overall standings. Red Bull Sailing is just six points off current leaders Oman Air, and only four points shy of second-place Alinghi – setting up a breathtaking winner-takes-all double points final. While Oman Air skipper Morgan Larson tries to hold off the charge from his Swiss rivals, can Hagara and Steinacher steal the regatta triumph by enough points to become champions of the Extreme Sailing Series’ 10th season – the first ever on foils? It would be unwise to count out the power of a pair of sailors who have become the biggest summer sport athletes of a landlocked country. 

“2016 has been a successful year for us from a sporting perspective. Looking back to Act 1, Muscat, we have improved a lot in boat handling and teamwork,” Hagara assesses. “But the task is not finished yet – our goal is to win the event in Sydney, and then our overall placement will depend on how the other teams finish the act. Australia holds great memories for us, so it’s almost like a homecoming. I think this is going to be a spectacular finale.”

The 2016 Extreme Sailing Series is bringing the action right to the public in eight countries, and the historic season marks not just the introduction of the super-light GC32s – which can reach speeds of almost 40 knots (74 km/h, 46 mph) – but also innovations including a new coastal race and match racing that complement the unique stadium format. Like America’s Cup yachts, the GC32 appears to “fly” as it lifts off the water and rapidly builds speed. Act 8 starts on Thursday, December 8, with a mix of Stadium Racing and open-water racing. Shoreside spectators will be able to watch from Kurraba Point Reserve and Cremorne Point.

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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 2016
With eight events in seven countries, the Extreme Sailing Series brings the action right to the public, with “stadium” sailing on foiling catamarans in the heart of vibrant global cities.

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Red Bull Sailing flies to third in Lisbon nailbiter

wrote on 2016-10-09

Red Bull Sailing delivered under pressure on Sunday, winning the final, double-points race of the Extreme Sailing Series act in Lisbon to advance to the third step of the regatta podium – and to hold third place overall with just the season finale to go. read more

LISBON (Portugal) – Skipper Roman Hagara’s Red Bull Sailing Team delivered textbook foiling in the last race of the Extreme Sailing Series stop in Lisbon, Portugal on Sunday, flying to the lead at the start and never letting go despite desperate pressure from eight rival boats. After battling unsuccessfully to rise from fourth position over three previous days of sailing, the win in the double points final lifted the Austrian team onto the Lisbon podium in third. Even more important: heading into the season finale, Red Bull Sailing solidified its claim to a step on the championship podium as well.

In front of large crowds at the tight stadium on the River Tagus, the Extreme Sailing Series’ seventh act was one of the most action-packed of the season. Switzerland’s Alinghi clinched the victory, with Wild Card Norauto of France making waves in second place. In knocking Oman Air off the Lisbon podium in that final bout, Red Bull Sailing boosted its championship points to 73 ahead of fourth-place SAP Extreme Sailing with 61. 

The full Red Bull Sailing Team roster includes helmsman Hagara and his partner in winning two Olympic gold medals for Austria, tactician Hans Peter Steinacher, as well as standouts Stewart Dodson (NZL), Adam Piggott (GBR) and Bradley Farrand (NZL). Now, they’ve got only one act to go – it all comes down to the season finale in spectacular Sydney, Australia on 8–11 December 2016.

Final results in Lisbon after 23 races: 1. Alinghi (SUI) 252 points, 2. Norauto (FRA) 242, 3. Red Bull Sailing (AUT) 223, 4. Oman Air (Oman) 212, 5. SAP Extreme Sailing (DEN) 192, 6. Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR) 175, 7. Vega Racing (USA) 155, 8. Sail Portugal-Visit Madeira (POR) 153, 9. Thalassa Magenta Racing (CAN) 130

Overall ranking after seven of eight acts: 1. Oman Air (OMA) 79 points, 2. Alinghi (SUI) 77, 3. Red Bull Sailing (AUT) 73, 4. SAP Extreme Sailing (DEN) 61, 5. Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR) 54, 6. Sail Portugal-Visit Madeira (POR) 49, 7. China One (CHN) 29, 8. Team Turx (TUR) 11

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Red Bull Sailing clinches first Lisbon race win

wrote on 2016-10-08

October 8 was a benchmark day for Red Bull Sailing at the Extreme Sailing Series stop in Lisbon, Portugal, as the team led by two-time Olympic gold medalists Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher took their first win of the regatta. The nine-boat showdown will come to a climax on Sunday. read more

LISBON (Portugal) – On Day Three of the first-ever Extreme Sailing Series stop in Lisbon, Portugal, Roman Hagara skippered the Red Bull Sailing Team to its first win of the regatta so far, as well as two more podium finishes across seven starts. The crowds in Lisbon got an eyeful as, in gorgeous sunshine but wild sailing conditions, nine cutting-edge GC32 catamarans pushed to the limit in the tight stadium on the River Tagus – reaching speeds approaching 35 knots (65kph /40mph).

While the win was promising, it’ll all come down to Sunday’s final races for Red Bull Sailing, which is currently fourth in the standings for the seventh act of the season. The team led by Hagara and tactician Hans Peter Steinacher – double Olympic gold medalists from Austria– and also including Stewart Dodson (NZL), Adam Piggott (GBR) and Bradley Farrand (NZL), needs to make up eight points to match Oman Air for the third step of the regatta podium, while France’s Norauto and Switzerland’s Alinghi continue to hold second and first.

As a Wild Card, Norauto is making its debut in the Extreme Sailing Series in Lisbon, but with only the season final in Sydney, Australia remaining, the overall points spread with Alinghi and Oman Air will be particularly important for Hagara’s team after Sunday's climax: Red Bull Sailing came into the Portuguese capital at third in the championship standings, just a slim three points behind Alinghi and trailing the leaders from Oman by seven.

The scoreboard in Lisbon after 17 races: 1. Alinghi (SUI) 187 points, 2. Norauto (FRA) 168, 3. Oman Air (Oman) 159, 4. Red Bull Sailing (AUT) 151, 5. SAP Extreme Sailing (DEN) 136, 6. Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR) 119, 7. Sail Portugal-Visit Madeira (POR) 101, 8. Vega Racing (USA) 97, 9. Thalassa Magenta Racing (CAN) 96

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Three more race podiums for Red Bull Sailing in Lisbon

wrote on 2016-10-07

At the halfway point of the Extreme Sailing Series act in Lisbon, Portugal, helmsman Roman Hagara's Red Bull Sailing Team is tied in the points with Oman Air, battling for the third-place position and looking to move up. A full weekend of tight stadium foiling is yet to come before the winners are crowned in the Portuguese capital. read more

LISBON (Portugal) – At the midpoint of seventh Extreme Sailing Series stop in Lisbon, Portugal on Friday, the Red Bull Sailing Team took third in three of the day's five races. The Austria-based team led by skipper Roman Hagara and tactician Hans Peter Steinacher – double Olympic gold medalists – and also including chargers Stewart Dodson (NZL), Adam Piggott (GBR) and Bradley Farrand (NZL), are right in the mix for third place, tied in the points with Oman Air at 90 each, with Alinghi (SUI) and newcomer Norauto (FRA) ahead of them in first and second. Two days of intense action remain before the winner is crowned in the Portuguese capital. 

Wild cards including Norauto and the series' first all-woman team, Canada's Thalassa Magenta Racing, make for exceptionally exciting foiling, as nine boats jostle for position in the tight stadium on the River Tagus. But with the overall standings closer than they've been all season, and only the finale left to come in Australia, no team can afford to hold back. Red Bull Sailing has been consistent all season, and Hagara has made it clear that his team is aiming to advance from their current third place in the overall standings behind second-place Alinghi and leaders Oman Air.

The scoreboard in Lisbon after 9 races: 1. Alinghi (SUI) 112 points, 2. NorAuto (FRA) 98, 3. Oman Air (Oman) 90, 4. Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 90, 5. Sail Portugal (POR) 78, 6. SAP Sailing Team (DEN) 67, 7. Thalassa Racing (CAN) 63, 8. Land Rover BAR (GBR) 63, 9. Vega Racing (USA) 59

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Red Bull Sailing 4th on Day One in Lisbon

wrote on 2016-10-06

Red Bull Sailing foiled into the first of two remaining acts of the Extreme Sailing Series 2016 on a campaign for the regatta win – and for advancement from their current third place overall. Against eight other boats in Lisbon, Portugal, the team led by double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher finished on Thursday on a strong 4th place. read more

LISBON (Portugal) – The Red Bull Sailing Team opened the penultimate regatta of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series at Lisbon, Portugal on Thursday with two podium spots (3rd places) on a stunningly beautiful day with bright sunshine and breezes of 5 to 9 knots. Their initial result at the series’ first-ever stop in the Portuguese capital puts the Austria-based team helmed by two-time Olympic gold medalist Roman Hagara in 4th place with three days left to go in the act.

With the standings closer than ever and the final in Sydney next on the horizon, the regatta in Lisbon is crucial. Red Bull Sailing’s consistency throughout the six previous stops has put the team in third place in the overall standings, just two points behind second-place Alinghi and five points south of Oman Air. The team, which besides Hagara includes his Olympic partner Hans Peter Steinacher as tactician, as well as Stewart Dodson (NZL), Adam Piggott (GBR) and Bradley Farrand (NZL), came out fighting with a podium finish in Thursday’s first race. 

The scoreboard in Lisbon after 5 races: 1. Alinghi (SUI) 55 points, 2. NorAuto (FRA) 53, 3. Oman Air (Oman) 50, 4. Red Bull Sailing (AUT) 44, 5. Sail Portugal (POR) 39, 6. SAP Sailing (DEN) 32, 7. Vega Racing (USA) 30, 8. Thalassa Magenta Racing (CAN) 29, 9. Land Rover BAR (GBR) 28

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After all-night repairs, Red Bull Sailing finishes Second in Madeira

wrote on 2016-09-25

Coming back from a pair of Day Three collisions at the Extreme Sailing Series regatta in the Madeira Islands, the Red Bull Sailing Team led by double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher dug deep to finish the act in second place. read more

MADEIRA ISLANDS (Portugal) – In the wildest week of the Extreme Sailing Series season so far, Red Bull Sailing finished Act 6 in Portugal's Madeira Islands in second place. The final day’s racing revealed the heart and drive of helmsman Roman Hagara’s team, as they flew their foils to a second place in Sundays double point race, despite two collisions the day before that left the crew working all night to repair multiple holes in the hull of their GC32 catamaran.

The act had started out well for double-Olympic gold medalist Hagara, his Olympic partner Hans Peter Steinacher, and fellow crewmen Stewart Dodson (NZL), Adam Piggott (GBR) and Bradley Farrand (NZL), as they headed the leaderboard outright on Day One and finished Day Two again at the top, tied in the points with two-time America's Cup winner Alinghi. 

But stronger winds on Day Three wreaked havoc with the field as the seven teams battled for position in the tight stadium format, resulting in crashes with Sail Portugal and Alinghi that put Red Bull Sailing in third place with their ability to compete on Sunday uncertain. The crew had a different kind of race on their hands as they repaired the boat overnight before the final showdown.

With the result in Madeira, Red Bull Sailing is now at third in the overall standings with just two acts left in the season.

The foils will fly in Portugal again as the Extreme Sailing Series makes its Lisbon debut on 6–9 October 2016.

Final results in the Madeira Islands after 14 races: 1. Alinghi (SUI) 166 points, 2. Red Bull Sailing (AUT) 153, 3. Oman Air (Oman) 150, 4. SAP Sailing Team (DEN) 141, 5. Sail Portugal (POR) 127), 6. Land Rover BAR (GBR) 122, 7. Vega Racing (USA) 111

Overall ranking after six of eight acts: 1. Oman Air (Oman) 68 points, 2. Alinghi (SUI) 65, 3. Red Bull Sailing (AUT) 63, 4. SAP Sailing Team (DEN) 52, 5. Land Rover BAR (GBR) 45. 

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Drama in Madeira: Alinghi losing its Mast after Crash with Red Bull Sailing

wrote on 2016-09-24

From penalties to podiums, the team skippered by double Olympic gold medalist Roman Hagara weathered lows as well as highs. Tensions built along with the breezes on day three of the Extreme Sailing Series stop in the Madeira Islands, and the Red Bull Sailing Team had to overcome a false start and collisions on the way to earning five race podiums, inclusive one victory. read more

MADEIRA ISLANDS (Portugal) – The drama was high on Saturday as stronger winds enabled the Red Bull Sailing Team led by two-time Olympic gold medalists Roman Hagara (skipper) and Hans Peter Steinacher (tactician) to fly on their foils against six other world-leading teams in the tight stadium format in front of thousands of fans. 

 

Overeager boats caused a general recall at the beginning of the very first race of the day, with Team Sail Portugal crashing into Red Bull Sailing. When the sailing did get underway, Red Bull was penalized for an improper start, forcing the Austrian team to start from the back before jumping up two places to finish fifth. Red Bull Sailing rebounded with a second-place finish in the next clash, only to suffer a Did Not Finish result in the day’s third race after a collision with Alinghi that put a hole in Hagara’s flying hull and broke Alinghi’s mast. 

The resulting 15-second penalty put Red Bull Sailing at a disadvantage in the following race, but the team made a stunning recovery for third place and another race podium. Hagara’s team then seemed to have found their rhythm, taking an additional race podium with a strong second place and a win in the last race of the day. 

 

With the final races of the regatta less than 24 hours away, and large local crowds as well as cruise ship passengers eagerly awaiting the action, Red Bull Sailing finds itself at 3rd in the regatta, only 9 points out of the lead held by Alinghi and Oman Air (125 points). 

 

The scoreboard in the Madeira Islands after 12 races: 1. Alinghi (SUI) 130 points, 2. Oman Air (Oman) 125, 3. Red Bull Sailing (AUT) 121, 4. SAP Sailing Team (DEN) 119, 5. Sail Portugal (POR) 103, 6. Land Rover BAR (GBR) 95, 7. Vega Racing (USA) 88

 

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