Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Container Rack Up First Win in Cagliari

The German flagged boat Container has won the opening race of the Audi MedCup Circuit's Region of Sardinia Trophy with a slim lead over second placed sister-ship RÀN.
Photo: Ian Roman/Audi MedCup
Racing in a breezy, puffy 15-13 knot nor'westerly Mistral wind, Container's Kiwi tactician Hamish Pepper positioned the boat perfectly for a big gust downwind on the first run, profiting on the right which accelerated them into the lead at the leeward gate. Despite a series of windshifts at the top of the second beat, Container managed to hold off RÀN all the way to the finish.
Photo: Ian Roman/Audi MedCup
Circuit leaders Quantum Racing lost out on the final run with their decision to break away from third place in the pack. Going out to the left of that run saw them drop from third to sixth.

Lulu Roseman

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