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Friday, June 12, 2015

What The Sailors Said - 52 Super Series, Settimana delle Bocche- Day 4

Doug DeVos (USA) Owner-Driver Quantum Racing (USA):
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“It was incredible, it was close, it was nailbiting. The speed of the boats downwind was incredible. The power of the boats upwind was incredible. And still closeness of the fleet is still amazing. We finished metres apart from Azzurra.
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"Every time Terry was telling me I had to drive better I wanted to just say: 'But Terry I have not done this in 18 months...' But I didn’t. But it is tough. You start the series in nice winds and flat water and then today with big waves, to try to get a feel for the boat, it is a new boat, it was really difficult.
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"We just want to keep hanging in with the competition and see where things end up. And, so, luckily that is what we got today. We had not won a race today this season, and so to get a win today was just huge. I could not believe it because I am just so focused and so when we came back and there was no one crossing the bow, it was a hugely important part of the race.”
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Vasco Vascotto (ITA) Tactician Azzurra (ITA): 
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“I think it was a good race. It was a big fight all the way through from the first beat to the last run. It was an amazing race. For sure Quantum Racing was fifth and they had one opportunity to go left, that was something we could not control because we were already in another fight for the top position. 
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"They had the last left shift of the whole day, the biggest shift and the last shift, it was something we could not control but it set up a nice downwind. We gybed on top of them and they were able to surf the last wave. It was good. I am very proud of what we did as a team. We deserved to win this race. 
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"You cannot control everything. They tried and had a chance and as usual Terry did a great job. If I had to pick a boat today I am proud of what my guys did. We did a nice job, controlled the boat, controlled the manoeuvres. To be in control in these conditions is not easy and if we have the same conditions tomorrow I hope we will sail the same way.”



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