Now: Barcelona, Spain 20 July - 23 July 2017

Oman Air

(OMA)

Following a season long lead in 2016, the Omani team were pipped to the post in the final Act of the season by Swiss team Alinghi. This season Kiwi match racing ace Phil Robertson leads the campaign, replacing Morgan Larson as skipper and helm. Robertson is no stranger to the Extreme Sailing Series circuit, having skippered Gazprom Team Russia in 2014 and 2015 and as a wildcard in 2016.

Mainsail trimmer for the team is Pete Greenhalgh, an Extreme Sailing Series veteran who has competed on the circuit since 2007, including a total of four Series wins. Ed Smyth, a three-times America’s Cup and five-time Sydney-Hobart sailor, takes the headsail. Smyth was on board The Wave, Muscat for all three of its Series victories. Nasser Al Mashari, who also sailed on board the 2015 winning team, The Wave, Muscat, returns on the bow alongside Aussie sailor James Wierzbowski, who returns to the Series for his fourth campaign.

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Phil Robertson

Phil Robertson

NZL

Skipper, Helmsman

World Match Racing champion, Phil Robertson, returns to the Extreme Sailing Series™ as skipper for Oman Air. Robertson has ample experience in the Series, having skippered Gazprom Team Russia in 2014 and 2015 and as a wildcard in 2016.

Pete Greenhalgh

Pete Greenhalgh

GBR

Mainsail trimmer

Greenhalgh is an Extreme Sailing Series veteran, possibly one of the most successful sailors in the series, his worst season finish was third – on every other outing he’s either won or come second. Having competed on the circuit since 2007 and having won the first-ever season onboard Basilica alongside his brother Rob. He first started sailing at the age of 14, starting in the 49er class, and worked his way up to the America’s Cup.

Ed Smyth

Ed Smyth

AUS/NZL

Headsail Trimmer

Smyth is a three-time America’s Cup sailor and has clocked up five Sydney-Hobart’s on his impressive CV. He first started competing in the Extreme Sailing Series in 2011. He was part of the 2012, 2013 and 2015 Series winning crew, The Wave, and came 2nd in last year’s Series with Oman Air.

James Wierzbowski

James Wierzbowski

AUS

Bowman

24-year-old James Wierzbowski returns to the circuit in 2017 for his fourth season, his second with Oman Air. James is well known on the Aussie sailing scene as a member of the Australian Olympic Sailing Programme. He also trains and competes in CrossFit, which he believes aids his fitness for sailing.

Nasser Al Mashari

Nasser Al Mashari

OMA

Bowman

Nasser Al Mashari is a former member of the Oman National Youth Swimming Team, and is now an experienced Extreme Sailing Series sailor. Nasser came up through the ranks of the Oman Sail programme and has competed on the Series since 2010.

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