Saturday, September 17, 2011

RÁN Rock Their Own Boat to Win MedCup Barcelona

Niklas and Catherine Zennstrom and their RÁN team have won the Conde de Godo City of Barcelona Trophy after finishing fourth in the final race ahead of regatta title rivals Bribon in seventh and Quantum Racing eighth.
Photo: Francesco Ferri_Studio Borlenghi/Audi MedCup
Going into today's final race only two points separated the top three challengers for the final Regatta Trophy of the 2011 season. Bribon was leading RÁN by just one point and Quantum Racing by two points.
Photo: Ian Roman/Audi MedCup
RÁN started well and flew off the start line in clean air, clear of the tussle that  Bribon and Quamtum Racing engaged in at the committee boat end that caused them both to start late off the line. Audi Azzurra Sailing Team lead a 1-2 for the Audi backed 52 Series teams as Audi ALL4ONE finished second in the race that started in the strongest sea breeze of the nine races held this week.
Photo: Ian Roman/Audi MedCup
With RÁN winning in Barcelona, trophy regattas have been shared evenly through the Audi MedCup 52 Series fleet. Quantum Racing won in Cascais in May, Container in June in Marseille, Audi ALL4ONE in July in Cagliari, Italy. Last month Bribon won in Cartagena, Spain and now RAN have triumphed in Barcelona.

Lulu Roseman

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