Friday, July 22, 2011

Day 3 Audi MedCup - What The Sailors Said

Jochen Schuemann (GER), skipper-helm Audi Sailing Team powered by ALL4ONE (GER):
Photo: Nico Martinez/Audi MedCup
“I think that today we´ve been quite lucky. When we saw that things were not going well on the left side we said ‘OK, let´s try the right one then’ and we were lucky enough to go well and pass the rest of the boats really close. There was a strong breeze building there and it helped us stretch the lead from the fleet and we sailed there right until the end. Nothing´s really changed, it´s going to be difficult in the future but we are going to try to hold the lead for as long as we can. We have two more days here, let´s see how that goes for us. We have at least three more races and a lot of things can happen, we know how eager the rest of the boats are to come back, let´s see what happens.”

Gonzalo Araujo (ESP), Skipper, Bribón (ESP):
Photo: Nico Martinez/Audi MedCup
“It´s gone well. The truth is that we were lucky, our tactician and our navigator have anticipated really well what was going to happen, and it was perfect. We tried to reach Audi ALL4ONE, who got ahead at the beginning, we were close to them the whole time but we were two boatlengths of a boat short. We´ve sailed all sorts of races so far, more or less like all the rest of the teams but ALL4ONE, who has not missed yet. The rest of us have had our ups and downs, so everything´s still open.”

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