Team New Zealand up to second in Singapore

DUNCAN JOHNSTONE
Last updated 08:14 22/02/2014
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Team New Zealand lifted to second on the points table after a successful second day at the opening regatta of the Extreme 40 Sailing Series in Singapore.

Sailing for the first time since last September's America's Cup heartbreak, the Dean Barker's five-man crew are finding their rhythm.

Six races were held on the stadium course inside the harbour in winds ranging from 4-24 knots.

A string of results in the top half of the fleet, including a win in the fourth race of the day, promoted the Team New Zealand to second place from yesterday's fourth.

Swiss team Alinghi took control with two wins, and three second places to open a 21-point lead over the Kiwis at the top of the table.

But Barker was happy with the building form of his team. In this quick-fire racing in 40-foot catamarans, it's all about consistency.

"We worked very hard on that today and there was  improvement all the way through," Barker said.

"Alinghi had an absolute blinder today. But we're only halfway through the event ... a lot can happen and if we keep sailing like we are things can go our way."

First day leader Realstone of Switzerland were forced to miss the last race of the day after a collision with the Oman team that left them with severe damage to their steering system and they dropped to sixth place.

Points (after day two of four): 1 Alinghi (SUI) 111 points, 2 Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) 90, 3 The Wave, Muscat (OMA) 84, 4 Groupama (FRA) 81, 5 Realstone (SUI) 81, 6 JP Morgan BAR (GBR)  80, 7 SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) 73, 8 Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 71, 9 Oman Air (OMA) 61, 10 Gazprom Team Russia (RUS) 56, 11 GAC Pindar (AUS) 32, 12 Team Aberdeen Singapore (SIN) 31.

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