For the fourth time in their eight-year history of competing in the 12-year-old Extreme Sailing Series, Swiss team Alinghi took the title yesterday after a remarkable final Act in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Following 10 months of touring around the planet, Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi team closed the grand finale in first place on the double-points Act leaderboard. Their incredible five-out-of-seven Act wins this year cemented them as victors in the overall rankings. And, Alinghi’s shore team won the award for the best shore crew of the season.
Five teams competed in the spectator-friendly stadium series, with US Team Extreme and Team México joining in the last two Acts. Angeleno Riley Gibbs trimmed the mainsail for US Team Extreme in the final event.