Thursday, June 16, 2011

Audi MedCup Sailors Shoot The Breeze After Day 2 in Marseille

Gladiator Photo: Stefano Gattini_Studio Borlenghi/Audi MedCup
Tony Langley (GBR), Skipper, Gladiator (GBR):
Photo: Ian Roman/Audi MedCup
“Yesterday we didn´t get good shifts and had two “eight out of eight” and that made us feel pretty low last night. We came with no expectations, so it´s quite nice to perform like we did today. We were pretty strong all the way though in the second one, it was three of us sailing pretty closely the last time going windward and it was tight at the last leg, we went a bit punchy at the last round and it paid off. Light conditions like today´s are the trickiest for me but I´m happy with how it went today, we sailed a lot better than the first race. Some of the guys were at Palma Vela and we weren´t very happy, so we made a few changes.”

Marcus Wieser (GER), Skipper-Helm Container (GER):
Container Photo: Stefano Gattini_Studio Borlenghi/Audi MedCup
"Misjudging the first beats in both races today, the way to the top of the fleet was just gone. And we really got it wrong tactically especially in the second race of the day when we tacked twice right into a wrong wind shift. But what worries us most is that both sisterships Quantum and Synergy seem to be just a little bit quicker than us. We can't really keep up with them after the gun and this closes the door all the time."

Ross MacDonald (CAN), tactician, Brib√≥n (ESP): 
Bribon Photo: Stefano Gattini_Studio Borlenghi/Audi MedCup
“It was not a bad day for us, but it could´ve obviously gone better. It was very shifty and there were out there people making big gains and big losses. We know that we could´ve done a lot better but also a lot worse. As far as the chemistry on the boat goes, we are getting better everyday, everyone´s in a good mood and that´s important. Our forecast said that it was going to be tricky today and it exceeded those expectations. It was really difficult, kudos to the guys that figured it out. Some people did a really good job out there thinking it out.”

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