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Friday, April 20, 2012

Two Bullets For Azzurra At Mapfre Palma Vela - Day 2

Palma de Majorca, April 20th, 2012

It was a very satisfactory day for Audi Azzurra Sailing Team that scored two emphatic victories in the three races held at Palma Vela.
Photo: Jesus Renedo
It was also a very long and demanding day on the water with the last race held almost at sunset. Azzurra scored two clear victories in the first and third race and crossed the finish line in third place in the second race. The day was marked by a fresh breeze between 15 and 18 knots and Audi Azzurra Sailing Team dominated the fleet with a combination of flawless crew work and impeccable tactical calls.

The brand new Azzurra TP52 by Audi didn't suffer from any gear failure, following yesterday's rough start in lumpy seas and strong breeze. Azzurra is currently sitting in second place, tied with Ran on equal points, a mere two points behind the provisional leader, Quantum Racing.

"Of course today was markedly better than yesterday - stated the skipper Guillermo Parada - these first two victories are important and promising for the future."

"The boat sails very well - added the tactician Checco Bruni - and we are really happy with her speed. It must be stressed that our opponents are all very strong, so we need to get a clean start and then be able to handle the rest of each race without any errors."

Giuliano Luzzatto

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