Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Gladiator Get Ahead - 52 Super Series - Ibiza - Day 2

After a three hour wait for the wind to build, the contest started in just six knots of wind from the south east.
Photo: Xaume Olleros/52 Super Series
The Gladiator team picked the strongest breeze and were especially quick at the top of the first windward leg, able to round the top mark with a good lead over Provezza with Ran rounding in third.
Photo: Xaume Olleros/52 Super Series
After a slow run the race officer chose to shorten the course at the top mark second time up. Ran found themselves stuck in a hole in the middle of the course and dropped to a sixth, while Rio worked the early right well to steal second from Provezza. The win for Gladiator gives Tony Langley’s crew a three points lead over Quantum Racing which finished fourth.
Photo: Xaume Olleros/52 Super Series
Racing on Wednesday will be on a windward leeward course instead of the coastal race originally scheduled.

Royal Cup Marina Ibiza, 
Standings after Day 2

1 Gladiator, GBR, Tony Langley 7pts (2,4,1)

2 Quantum Racing, USA, Ed Baird 10 pts (1,5,4)

3 Azzurra, ITA, Alberto Roemmers, 12pts (5,2,5)

4 Rán Racing, SWE, Niklas Zennström 12pts (3,3,6)

5 Interlodge, USA, Austin and Gwen Fragomen, 13 pts (4,1,8)

6 Provezza, TUR, Ergin Imre, 17pts, (6,8,3)

7 Rio, USA Manouch Moshayedi, 17pts, (8,7,2)

8 Paprec, FRA, Jean-Luc Petithuguenin 20pts, (7,6,7)

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