Sultanate of Oman ready for Rome race
Muscat - The Trofeo di Roma is the first event to be held since it was announced that the Extreme Sailing Series will be phasing out their Extreme 40 catamarans
Oman Sail's Sultanate of Oman GC32 crew are riding high as they kick off their Trofeo di Roma race with a lead in the 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour rankings.
Fresh from their Extreme 40 victory in St Petersburg, Russia, Leigh McMillan and his prolific squad of racing professionals arrived at the historic port of Civitavecchia, 45 minutes drive north-west of Italy's capital ready to make the switch to hydrofoils.
The Trofeo di Roma is the first event to be held since it was announced that the Extreme Sailing Series will be phasing out their Extreme 40 catamarans, which have no foils, to the airborne GC32s, regarded as the future of high performance multihull racing. The news was welcomed by McMillan, one of the most respected multihull skippers in the world who is currently leading both circuits.
"We are thrilled the Extreme Sailing Series is heading in the direction of foiling using the GC32s," said McMillan.