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Saturday, May 23, 2015

What the Sailors Said - 52 Super Series, Valencia - Day 5

Andres Soriano (USA) Owner-Driver Alegre (GBR):
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"I never thought that we would be in second position in this regatta and that we would win the first race of the 52 Super Series. I would have been crazy to think that. We have done a good job in the pre-season. We had a very good practice at PalmaVela where we competed with some good teams and gathered valuable information. 
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"Finally we had a five day hard practice in Valencia before this regatta. We know each other well because we have sailed together a lot, I have sailed with John Kostecki and Kelvin Harrap for a long time so its easy to work in a new boat when the crew all know all each other. Onboard my boat I have a lot of nationalities which I like because its like in my life.
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"We only really made one mistake it was the fourth day because we weren’t fully focused and when you do something wrong in this fleet it is very expensive. Here we have been fighting with Rán and its funny because we have been fighting in all the regattas we have met during the last 6 years."

Ross MacDonald (CAN) Tactician Sled (USA): 
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"We are ecstatic. The goal was to be in the game. We have a whole list of things we need to work on as I’m sure do the other teams but we are already looking forward to the next event and addressing those and seeing how we go. 
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"I think for the most part we did a pretty good job of staying out of trouble going upwind so I think the boat is set up really nicely and Mr Okura does a pretty good job steering the boat. And we feel really comfortable. Downwind to be honest we have got a bit of work to do, we just need more sailing more than anything else. But we are happy."

Morgan Larson (USA) Tactician Rán Racing (SWE): 
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"It was a fantastic day on the water, great to have two races in top end conditions. Finally in the 15-16 knot range when the boats are all moving along real quick. It was nice to have a little more breeze, it felt like that gave the advantage back to our team. 
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"The team has been together for a long time. Obviously there have been a few changes but the main one was Adam Beashel and myself but Adam was spot on all week and that was one of the main reasons we won."

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