Monday, June 13, 2011

Sisterships Make Modifications for Marseille

The new Vrolijk designed sister-ships Audi Azzurra Sailing Team (ITA) and Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE (GER) have undergone a few mechanical changes ahead of the second Audi MedCup event in Marseille.
Photo: Pedro Martinez/Audi MedCup
After finishing in seventh place in Cascais last month, the ALL4ONE team have made some major modifications to their Australian built yacht that they hope will give them the edge 

“We've made big changes to the spinnakers, we've tried to make the boat sail in another way, and we've changed our positions onboard a bit too,” said the team’s tactician Seb Col (FRA).
Photo: Pedro Martinez/Audi MedCup
“Today we were out with other boats again for the first time and we thought it was better. Upwind, even if we aren't the fastest, we have a speed which is quite good. But we still can improve the way we use the boat. It's not an easy boat, and we knew it. Azzura and us have gone a bit further with the rule together with Vrolijk whereas the other boats are still following the lineage of previous boats. Our hull is more stable, more powerful, but we also have more drag.”

Lulu Roseman

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