Wednesday, July 18, 2018

What The Sailors Said - Day 2 - Rolex TP52 World Championship Cascais 2018

Vasco Vascotto (ITA) tactician Luna Rossa (ITA):
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“After yesterday’s disaster, breaking the hydraulics 30 seconds before the first race of the worlds is not the best start, so today was better, definitely. We had some issues with our speed just balancing the mainsail a little better and we are in better shape. It will be tough to recover from here. 
What is important for us though is that we had a tough day like yesterday, and that we come back fighting and have a good day like today, and tomorrow we will be together as a team fighting some more. Our speed today was better, for sure.
Photo: © Martinez Studio / 52SuperSeries
"On the second race, the beat was longer and so the right was a bit stronger and we got that well. 
Cascais is one of my favourite places. I come here every year and, it is so friendly; like the guy who makes the cappuccino round the corner here, I was here with my mother and father and he wants to meet my father and say hello… that is Cascais.”


Andy Horton (USA) tactician Alegre (GBR):
Photo:Max Ranchi
“We started at the pin and crossed the fleet and got to the right and had a good fight with Luna Rossa. Sled made that gain downwind but we rounded the gate ahead and kept them behind to get the win. Overall we are just chipping away with a couple of boats around us [on the leaderboard], so it’s good just now, we are learning, we are getting better.
Photo: © Martinez Studio / 52SuperSeries
We had a lobster pot in the first race, coming down a big wave and that hurt, and so now we are here, going better and worrying about a point here and there and rather than ten points here and there.”

Andi Robertson / 52 Super Series Media

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