(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Following the victorious finish in Cardiff, Wales, on Monday, The Wave, Muscat's skipper Leigh McMillan pointed out that there is much to be done in the remaining two Acts.
''We're not any more confident after this win; we've got a lot of work on our hands. It's going to be a huge fight all the way to Brazil,'' a restrained McMillan said, referring to Act 8 in Rio de Janeiro this year end.
''Today, we were quick to get onto the changing shifts and that was our biggest game-changer.
''We were really positive about what we wanted to do and we kept on executing it, that was a real asset. Once we got off to a good start, we just kept the ball rolling and never looked back. We wanted to keep sailing well and make good decisions the whole way through the day - and that's what happened."
''It has been very close throughout the Cardiff event. Overall for us, it would have been better if SAP Extreme Sailing Team or Red Bull Sailing Team had finished in second place. But it shows just how strong Alinghi are. We are looking forward to our next event in Nice, France, but this win has obviously been a major highlight for us.''
Musab al Hadi, The Wave, Muscat's Omani headsail trimmer, said, ''The final day was very exciting for us. I was nervous going into racing, but we worked really well, had good results and three race wins.
''The conditions were tricky, but we played our own game. The final few races were tough, but to win the last race of the day and of the Act was great. It is good to stay ahead of the rest as we head into the final two Act