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Saturday, May 24, 2014

What The Tacticians Said About The Final Day - Barclays 52 Super Series - Capri

Terry Hutchinson (USA) Tactician Quantum Racing (USA):
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“Over the longer period it’s probably a good thing for us. Since I have been back on the boat we have taken starts off them and they have taken starts off us. And so it’s good to get our teeth kicked in now and then, it makes us come back stronger for the next one, the World Championship. 
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"We did not put our best foot forward at this event when Ed started really well but there were things that let us down tactically, conversely we also had one just OK start in the first race today and that was a big deal. Azzurra sailed well, they got a really great break in the last race when they were fighting Rán off and took both of our transoms.
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"This is a tricky venue to sail in, when you look at the scorecard and you look at the inconsistencies of everyone, this has been an Atypical regatta for us, on average we have been able to claw your way back through the fleet, we will take a good hard look at everything on our boat and we have to make sure we chase the bitter sweet taste of losing and it’s not that much fun.
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"We are looking forward to Porto Cervo and going racing against the entire fleet. It’s awesome to see how many boats we have here. I think what we are building on here for the future is really, really good.”

Gavin Brady (NZL) Tactician Vesper (USA): 
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“I was always saying that if they try a dummy gybe we go anyway. It was a match, they had nothing to lose and if we all start doing dummy gybes then the boat behind is only going to get through. It was safe option for us, we were going to commit and go. In the first race of what was to be a three race day we were just playing the percentages and trying to do the right thing. It did not pan out, nine times out of ten it would have been fine but not today. 
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"The story of the day was about who could keep putting in the top three scores. We did not ever get stuck here, we did not get bogged down with where we are on points or anything, we just went out and raced. 
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"I’d be shocked now if you didn’t see Jim Swartz and Vesper back for another round here, it wont be this year because of other commitments, but we will see Vesper back on the circuit I am sure. It has been a really positive experience for us and our owner Jim Swartz is feeling fantastic about it because we have been able to keep a 2008 boat on the pace, which is full credit to the class too and future of the 52 Super Series.”

Santi Lange (ARG) Tactician Phoenix (BRA): 
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“It was a really good experience for us. You always want more but we are a new boat and a new team we are happy with we finished. There is a lot to learn before Sardinia where the conditions will be very different. We need to start better. Here we had three good starts and got three good results, and three bad starts for three bad results. So that is one thing.”

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