By Kimball Livingston Posted March 21, 2014
If it looks strange to you, imagine how it looks to them.
Thanks to Lloyd Images for the pics.
A raft of AC players and would-be AC players, along with former AC player Alinghi, make up the Extreme Sailing Series, which is now in Muscat, Oman for the second installment of the series. AKA an Act.
Alinghi, the leader, is skippered by Morgan Larson, a California guy who has a number of good lines. My favorite would be: “I went to the University of Hawaii because the team travels a lot. I figured I’d study on the plane.” Yep, a good line. But I think Morgan did most of his studying on the water, and that is working out quite well. You will recognize, of course, the waters of the Strait of Hormuz.
The message from Oman goes something like, Get used to it. And that’s the message for home consumption, too, when they’re broadcasting photos like this one of Nashwa al Kindi, a sailing instructor who completed a crossing from Mumbai just in time to join the crew aboard one of Oman’s two entries.
And while we’re on the subject of contrasts, howzabout this take of Sir Ben Ainslie, who also has been having success in the Extreme 40 catamarans and claims to be well on his way to having a British Cup campaign in the works. Here, he was taking time out to stir up some enthusiasm in the youth set . . .
This article was syndicated from BLUE PLANET TIMES