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Thursday, July 16, 2015

What The Sailors Said - 52 Super Series Worlds - Day 3

Vasco Vascotto (ITA) Tactician Azzurra (ITA):
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“It was a great day. But it is better to forget what has happened today because it is easy to overreact to the good things that happened. Today we are happy but we need to forget if we want to maintain these kind of results. We need to sail clean and nice. I say that to myself every day.
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"The first race we were a bit lucky on the first shift, we were on the right, we had a nice shift. We reacted quickly and did not lose too much on the fleet. We had a good gain and then you just want to freeze the game to have a good result. We did not try to attack Alegre too much.
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"The coastal race was a good race. We expected a left shift and then the right shift is good with the coastal effect to the right and we were in the top four boats and then we just waited to gain from the mistakes others made. We did nothing crazy. Today the good thing is that we had the speed again. Yesterday we were not happy with our speed again, we worked a little bit on the set up. The first day we sailed well but did not sail fast and today we sailed well and fast.”
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Ed Reynolds (USA) Project manager Quantum Racing (USA): 
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“Ado (Adrian Stead) is more a big picture thinker and more strategy, Terry (Hutchinson) is often more focused on the fleet even than on our own boat, he is a maniac tactician always driving onwards, ‘here is what is going to happen….here is the sequence of events we are going to complete to make this happen'. And the starts for sure. 
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"He and I work amazingly well on the start line and he and Vasco have the most experience to be the top two in the world, sailing a lot with owner drivers, and when it comes to the communication that has to take place on the start line, these two are head and shoulders above the rest. 
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"We have to remember that it is at least two years ago that Ado and I worked together, but nobody has ever given us enough credit for the stability of our team. When we did integrate new people in then we had time. This season has been one of a lot of changes, I think we are starting to get our heads around it but it is likely going to be too late. I think we will just keep getting better.”

52 Super Series Media

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