Jeremy from Surf City Racing checks in with Morgan Larson, skipper of Oman Air Extreme 40. Be sure to check out the live coverage of the XSS from Muscat in just a couple of days. Photos from Morgan, and title, appropriately, from the early days of Social Distortion, for example…
I love living vicariously through my pro sailor friends, they’re quite the adventurous lot. Just the other night I met Morgan Larson at the Santa Cruz Civic to check out Social Distortion, and he was excited for his upcoming trip to Mussanah, Oman to helm the Extreme 40, Oman Air. Luckily, Morgan spent a little time practicing in the pit at Social D, because today his boat was involved in a little moshing on the race course. It seems that Ernesto Bertarelli aboard Alinghi didn’t quite clear Morgan’s Oman Air, and the result is pictured below.
Morgan sends us this quick report, “We have had 4 great days of training here in Mussanah, Oman, and the team is starting to gel. Unfortunately today, doing some match racing practice races with Alinghi, we had a crash. Ernesto tried to duck behind us and missed! So, the boat sustained major structural damage which will keep us off the water for a few days.”
Good luck to our Santa Cruz bro Morgan!