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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Audi MedCup Descends on Cagliari

The Sardinian sunshine shone and the wind whipped up it's magic on Cagliari's Gulf of Angels as the Audi MedCup 52 Series fleet raced in their practice race today. 
Photo: Ian Roman/Audi MedCup
RAN, with gun Kiwi tactician Gavin Brady calling the shifts, delivered the goods by keeping Quantum Racing at bay to get the gun. 
Photo: Guido Trombetta_Studio Borlenghi/Audi MedCup
Sailed in a southerly sea breeze that peaked at 25 knots, Ràn, with owner/driver Niklas Zennstrom on the wheel, got a good start and was in position to pass Quantum Racing on the first run. The American flagged team charged down the last leg and were in Ràn’s wake on the finish line with Marseille Trophy winners Container finishing in third.
Photo: Ian Roman/Audi MedCup
Brisk conditions are expected for this regatta’s first two planned windward-leeward races tomorrow, though forecasts indicate it will be the nor'westerly Mistral, which accelerates down the long, flat and dusty valley upwind of the race area.

Lulu Roseman

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