When the collision between Alinghi and Red Bull team occurred, Alinghi’s GC32 was towed back to the dock where their shore crew began work repairing it, but they face a race against time to get it ready for the Act 6 finale tomorrow.
Alinghi was awarded redress for the incident, which sees them retain the overall lead ahead of Oman Air, Red Bull Sailing Team and SAP Extreme Sailing Team. The Red Bull Sailing team was judged by the umpires to have been at fault for the incident. They have been given a penalty of fifteen seconds before they start their fourth race. However, even then they managed to retain third place between Oman Air and SAP Extreme sailing team
On the other hand Morgan Larson of Oman Air and the SAP Extreme Sailing team made the most of the misfortune that Alinghi suffered. Each team got two wins as a result. Continue reading
The premises of the Pleasant Point Yacht Club suffered smoke and fire damage from a surmised arson at the South New Brighton Park container storage facility. Christchurch’s Pleasant Point Yacht Club’s old facilities at the Rat Island, located next to South New Brighton Bridge, were demolished in Canterbury’s earthquakes, around 5 years ago.
It made temporary facilities at the South New Brighton Park around 3 years back, utilizing 5 shipping containers for rescue boat and dinghy storage. Alastair Burgess, the club commodore, told that a suspicious fire earlier on Tuesday had induced between $10000 and $15000 of damage, and it happened as the club was attempting to save money for a brand new facility.
Burgess added that he believed that this is a pretty low-down thing to do for a community sports club who is attempting to establish a little bit of brightness and a bit of sparkle in the eastern suburbs. They have been working for the past 5 years to get them to the stage where they could make a new purpose-built yacht club in South New Brighton to back the local community as well as reinvest the funds which their club has gathered over the past ninety-five years actually in the area.