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Thursday, June 30, 2016

What The Sailors Said - 52 Super Series - Porto Cervo - Day 3

Terry Hutchinson (USA) Tactician Quantum Racing (USA):
Photo: © Nico Martinez / Martinez Studio / 52 Super Series
“We met our goal over the day, eight points or less, but not in the prettiest of ways. But all in all it’s a good day. We are fighting to stay in it until Saturday. It was not done in the prettiest of fashions and I expect more of myself in the decision making elements. You hate to be the one costing the team points but at least we know where the problem is.
Photo: © Nico Martinez / Martinez Studio / 52 Super Series
It is such a close a regatta. That is why we are fighting to stay in until Saturday. I give the guys high marks for the boat speed we have and the boat handling component is really strong. And I know you cant get it right all of the time. But if we don’t learn from my mistakes then you would be complacent.”
Photo: © Nico Martinez / Martinez Studio / 52 Super Series
Steve Hayles (GBR) Navigator Rán Racing (SWE):
Photo: © Nico Martinez / Martinez Studio / 52 Super Series
“This fleet can make you look pretty stupid very quickly. It is so easy to have a bad day like we had yesterday. It is always the small differences. People ask what we do differently and we talk about it a lot and the answer is nothing. We sail with the same plan, sail the same way.
Photo: © Nico Martinez / Martinez Studio / 52 Super Series
"The coastal race was a nice one, not too long, and so two second places in this fleet is a good day. Everybody focuses so much of their training, their practice and their line ups on starting and rightly so. Today Niklas did an awesome job off the start line in winning us the spot we wanted.
Photo: © Nico Martinez / Martinez Studio / 52 Super Series
"The start, honestly, was the key on the coastal race. It was an interesting coastal race. Too often they are a soldier’s course, one following the other without passing opportunities. But this one panned out for us. It is down to metres here and there.”

52 Super Series Media

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