Thursday, June 21, 2018

What The Sailors Said - 52 Super Series - Zadar - Royal Cup - Day 2

Vasco Vascotto (ITA) Tactician Luna Rossa (ITA):
Photo: © Nico Martinez / Martinez Studio / 52 Super Serie
“We profited from the good work we did yesterday and are quite satisfied with the our results today considering it was a difficult day. It is important we still lead the fleet but it is now more open. We suffered like we expected to but we stayed cool, focused and patient, managing the situations well as they came to us.”

Ray Davies (NZL) Tactician Sled (USA):
Photo: © Nico Martinez / Martinez Studio / 52 Super Serie
“Both coastal races we have had really good starts and they have set us up for the rest of the race and that was the case today again. Then it is relatively easy because the rest of the pack slows each other down. It was a very, very challenging race and Platoon really did sail exceptionally well and in the end we only just won. Every point is critical. We are thrilled with how it is going, our speed is good but this is like one design racing, all of the speeds are so similar that this is now about doing the basics really well, start well and stay out of trouble.”

Tina Plattner (RSA) Owner-Driver Phoenix (RSA):
Photo: © Nico Martinez / Martinez Studio / 52 Super Series
“I am a little bit lost for words that we have done so well so quickly here, I have to thank the team for getting where we have got. Everyone on the team is really upbeat and excited. For me it is going a lot better than I expected but it is very shifty and that makes it easier if you are not right up there immediately. But we are taking it a day at a time.”

Terry Hutchinson (USA) Tactician Quantum Racing (USA):
Photo: Max Ranchi
“It was disappointing to hit Platoon and break our prodder off but at that point if you said we were going to then pass four boats in the race I would have thought you are crazy. But we sailed a really good race from there. And we came off the water averaging a five. Doug kept us all nice and relaxed, at certain times things don’t click and then it is about how you react as a team.”

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