Sunday, May 22, 2011

What The Sailors Said After Coastal Race at Audi MedCup - Day 4

Ran Photo: Nico Martinez/Audi MedCup
Niklas Zennström (SWE), skipper, RÀN (SWE):
Photo: Nico Martinez/Audi MedCup
“We are very pleased because we´ve had very bad days before. We took a good breath yesterday, we went back to basics and it helped us to get our confident back. It was a nice race, we wanted to have a good start and we did. We sailed very well upwind and going downwind was also a lot of fun, but at the second mark Quantum nearly got to us. We handled the boat well and managed to stay away from them. We´ve made so many mistakes this week that it was time for us not to make any, and we almost achieved that goal. It was important to get our first win, it boosts our confidence. Now we can put our first Audi MedCup victory behind and try to get a few more in the future.”

Kevin Hall (USA), navigator, Quantum Racing (USA):
Photo: Guido Trombetta/Audi MedCup
“We are really pleased with the result, started a little back from the line but got a really nice stretch later on that put us back in the fight. Going downwind was a lot of fun, but it got kind of tricky at the end with the current. After that it was a nice trip up and down the river. We almost reached RÀN at the bottom but they did a really nice job. The boat is going very well, we have a great crew and the sails are doing fine. We were trying to stay put of trouble and stay in the hunt.”

Audi MedCup Media Team

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