Tuesday, 10 November 2009

LVT: Big Day Tuesday for ALL4ONE in the Louis Vuitton Trophy, Nice

Monday's racing off Nice, Côte d'Azur. Image copyright Frank Socha.

by Stephanie Nadin

Today has been a quiet day in the end for the ALL4ONE team members, as the weather conditions didn't allow them to race the matches which were scheduled for the team after a long wait out on the race course.

The wind was not on the event's organizers side today, and only the regattas with Synergy vs Emirates Team New Zealand and Azzurra vs BMW Oracle Racing were sailed, with one point for ETNZ and one point for Azzurra.

So Tuesday's programme for ALL4ONE results in a a big day, with three matches scheduled, and the weather which should allow the organization to launch the races they have planned.

Philippe Mourniac, Navigator (who knows the race course quite well as he lives in Nice), comes back on the weather predictions for tomorrow: “we should have a beautiful racing day, even if the wind will be light: sunshine, North-North-West wind which will allow us to have nice races in the morning. Then we will see a transition as usual, and a South-West wind will come in the afternoon. It will be light, but well established and stable.”

Sebastien Col, Helmsman: “we only had one match so far, so we are looking forward to sailing, and with the programme we have tomorrow, we should be happy! All the races are important and all the points count. If we manage to race our 3 races of the day, it should allow us to feel a lot more into the competition now.”

The ALL4ONE team members will indeed face top competitors, as they will race against Artemis for the first match of the day, then they will race straight after against BMW Oracle Racing. And last but not least, (and wind permitting), they will face TeamOrigin in their last match of the day.

Round Robin 1 Pairing list for 10/11/09:

TFS Pages Jaunes (93) vs TeamOrigin (75)
ALL4ONE (90) vs Artemis (99)
ALL4ONE (75) vs BMW Oracle Racing (93)
Artemis (99) vs Azzurra (90)
Azzurra (93) vs ETNZ (75)
BMW Oracle Racing (90) vs TFS Pages Jaunes (99)
Artemis (75) vs Synergy (93)
ALL4ONE (99) vs TeamOrigin (90)

ALL4ONE Challenge
Louis Vuitton Trophy

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