Friday, July 22, 2011

Turning of The Tides

It was another good day for ALL4ONE and despite a four hour delay meant only one race was held they scored their second bullet of the regatta.
Photo: Nico Martinez/Audi MedCup
In light 6-9 knots sou'easterly conditions racing finally was underway just shy of 17:00 hours.

After duelling and being outgunned by RAN at the pin end of the start line, Audi ALL4ONE tacked and ducked five sterns to get over to the right early in the beat and lead at the windward mark. Bribon also profited on the right early and tracked all the way around the course in second.
Photo: Nico Martinez/Audi MedCup
Audi ALL4ONE’s tactician Seb Col later admitted that there had been some extended discussion between their afterguard as to whether the left or right was preferable and their initial call was for the left, offshore side of the track.
Photo: Nico Martinez/Audi MedCup
“Rán did a really good job off the pin end of the line and when we had to get out of there then I could see pressure on the right side of the course and we went for that. That gave us a nice lead” Col said.

“For sure there is a good feeling on the boat now, a nice ambience. We have some speed now, we are not the quickest but now we are starting to be able to do what we want to do, not what we have to do.” 
Photo: Nico Martinez/Audi MedCup
Quantum had a better day and racked up a third place which sees them back in the top three overall ahead of Synergy and RAN.

Region of Sardinia Trophy
52 Series

Results after five races:

1. Audi Sailing Team Powered by All4One (GER/FR), 4+1+3+3+1=12 points
2. Quantum Racing (USA), 6+6+2+1+3=18 points
3. Synergy Russian Sailing Team (RUS), 3+7+1+5+4=20 points
4. Bribón (ESP), 7+4+5+2+2=20 points
5. Container (GER), 1+2+7+4+7=21 points
6. RÁN (SUE), 2+5+4+6+6=23 points
7. Audi Azzurra Sailing Team (ITA), 5+3+6+7+5=26 points
8. Gladiator (GBR), 9(DNC)+9(DNC)+9(DNC)+9(DNC)+9(DNC)=45 points

Lulu Roseman

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