Competition tight after second stage of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour
A strong rivalry is developing amongst the top three teams EFG Bank, Groupe Atlantic, and DB Schenker following Stage 2 of the 2020 EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour in Duqm, Oman.
While the top three remains unchanged from the opening stage in Salalah, EFG Bank’s lead on top of the rankings has reduced following strong performances from both Groupe Atlantic and the all-female team DB Schenker in Duqm.
The conditions in Duqm, a major port city on the Arabian Sea in central-eastern Oman, didn’t make things easy for the eight teams taking part in the tenth edition of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour. However, Groupe Atlantic, made up of Clement Cron and Aristide Gasquet of France and Spanish sailor Richard-Nebla Romèn, excelled to take out day one honours.
Aristide Gasquet said, “Day one in Duqm was a really great day for us as we won the coastal raid by almost ten minutes. We also picked up two second places in the stadium races which saw us win the day overall which we were very happy with.”
Of the rivalry between the top three teams, Aristide added, “Of course EFG Bank is the one to beat at the moment but I’m really impressed with the improvement of DB Schenker.”