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Red Bull Sailing Team clinch second GC32 podium in row at Lake Garda

Red Bull Sailing Team clinch second GC32 podium in row at Lake Garda

16.09.2019: Team sets regatta speed record to stay third overall ahead of last round. Red Bull Sailing Team secured their second 2019 GC32 Racing Tour podium in a row on Lake Garda with a great regatta performance to strengthen their grip on third place over

Team sets regatta speed record to stay third overall ahead of last round.




Red Bull Sailing Team secured their second 2019 GC32 Racing Tour podium in a row on Lake Garda with a great regatta performance to strengthen their grip on third place overall. Here is all you need to know:



- With strong winds from the north in the mornings and from the south in the afternoons, Lake Garda in Italy is a benchmark venue for foiling catamaran competition.



- The Riva Cup is the closest thing to a home race for the Austria-based team after they were encouraged by their Palma del Mallorca podium spot last time out.



- Two-time America's Cup winners Alinghi and Oman Air battled up front, while Red Bull Sailing Team fought to hold off France's Zoulou for third over 19 races.



- Red Bull Sailing Team started strong on Day One and, after slipping behind their French rivals on Day Two, powered back on Saturday then dominated them with a win and two seconds on the final day including clocking the best regatta speed at 38 knots (70 kmh/44 mph).



- The Austrian team's 12 podiums is impressive in their debut GC32 season with Roman Hagara at the helm and Hans Peter Steinacher as tactician alongside Sweden’s Julius Hallström (bowman) and Australians Mark Spaermann (board trimmer) and Rhys Mara (trimmer).



- Hagara, 53, said:
"I'm extremely happy, not only with our result, but also because together we are showing strong consistency. Our teamwork and our boat setup are both working extremely well for us. Now we are highly motivated and fully focused on the big season finale at Muscat (November 5-9) and our goal is to finish the season with the regatta victory there."





Riva del Garda, Italy top three:


1. Alinghi (SUI) 45 points
2. Oman Air (OMA) 45
3. Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 58




2019 GC32 Racing Tour overall standings:


1. Alinghi (SUI) 6 points
2. Oman Air (OMA) 7
3. Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 15
4. Zoulou (FRA) 19
5. INEOS Rebels UK (GBR) 21
6. Argo (USA) 23
7. Black Star Sailing Team (SUI) 25







Red Bull Media- also photos


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16.09.2019 / MaP

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