Friday, August 7, 2015

What The Sailors Said - 52 Super Series, Copa del Rey - Day 4

Guillermo Parada, ARG, Skipper-Helm Azzurra (ITA):
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“It is good to be leading by one point into the last day ahead of a bunch of boats which are very, very packed together. I am looking forwads to an exciting final day and I am hoping we can make it happen again. Today we did not have a very easy day. We had good starts but complicated our position more than we maybe needed to. 
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"We paid for that but we were able to hang on strong and recover, especially in the second race. We recovered five or six places to be able to recover our lead. I think that if you asked us at the beginning of the week if we would like to be in this position, I am sure everyone would like to be in this position. So we cannot complain. 
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I think we need to take a little bit more risk. I think the boats which are winning are taking a bit more risk. If you have a plan you need t go for it 100 per cent. If you try to cover too many options you come unstuck. You need to go for the win. And that is what we are going to do for tomorrow.”

Ado Stead, GBR, Tactician Quantum Racing (USA): 
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“We had a better day, boat of the day in fact. We knew the first race would be more open and it was. The breeze was a little lighter to start with than what I think people though there would be. The first race was about finding the best pressure and then defending the left, conscious that the left was better. It was good. 
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"We took our opportunities and were patient in both races. Yesterday we had a couple of distractions and looked to try and recover too much in the first race. Today we are right back in it.
Both Doug and Dalton are brilliant sailors in their own right but for Doug to come in and find your feet in a very tough ask. 
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"Yesterday was a day when you had to be metre perfect off the start line because it was such a left hand track. Today there were a few more options and we were able to find lanes. We are looking forward to tomorrow, in with a shout at winning Copa del Rey. And that is always good.”

52 Super Series Media

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