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Thursday, July 21, 2011

ALL4One Seize The Day at Audi MedCup

Jochen Schuemann, Sebastien Col and the crew of Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4One were on fire today with a pair of solid, well earned third places to seize the overall lead of the 52 Series at the Region of Sardinia Trophy.
Photo: Ian Roman/Audi MedCup
Today the Franco-German team finished the second day of racing with a lead of three points over Markus Wieser and the team on Container who dropped to second today.
Photo: Ian Roman/Audi MedCup
After yesterday’s 6,6 by the TP52 World Champions Quantum Racing were back on track as Ed Baird steered the green and black Botin Partners design to a second in the first race, behind Russia’s Synergy Team. They followed this up with a victory in the second race.
Photo: Stefano Gattini_Studio Borlenghi/Audi MedCup
The Russians bounced back unleashing their excellent boat speed upwind in the 13-16 knots Mistral direction breeze after a good start they lead from the windward mark. Container couldn't get back into the race after a poor first beat and finished seventh.
Photo: Stefano Gattini_Studio Borlenghi/Audi MedCup
The offshore breeze picked up slightly for the second race of the day and Quantum Racing’s tactician Adrian Stead was able to stay on top of the big shift in wind direction which spread from the left side of the race track.
Photo: Stefano Gattini_Studio Borlenghi/Audi MedCup
The split in the breeze was read smartly by Ross MacDonald on Bribón, allowing the Spanish boat a sudden jump to second at the second windward turn, sliding inside the jostling pack at the turning buoy, they were able to hold on to a useful second place.

After four races ALL4One lead the regatta by three points, while only four points separates second placed Container from sixth placed Bribón.

Region of Sardinia Trophy
52 Series
Results after four races:

1. Audi Sailing Team Powered by All4One (EUR), 4+1+3+3=11 points
2. Container (GER), 1+2+7+4=14 points
3. Quantum Racing (USA), 6+6+2+1=15 points
4. Syn
5. RÁN (SUE), 2+5+4+6=17 points
6. Bribón (ESP), 7+4+5+2=18 points
7. Audi Azzurra Sailing Team (ITA), 5+3+6+7=21 points
8. Gladiator (GBR), 9(DNC)+9(DNC)+9(DNC)+9(DNC)=36 points

Lulu Roseman

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