by Paul Cayard
No racing again today. There were 40 knots of wind in the Gulf de Lyon. Quantum Racing, with Terry Hutchinson at the helm, won the regatta based on their great performance in the first three days. In fact, they won 4 of the 5 races including Friday's costal race.
Artemis finished last. This is definitely a low point for us. Never have we done this poorly. We were trying a new rudder but I honestly don't think that had much to do with it. Will we use it in the next regatta? No. But really we have only ourselves to blame for this poor performance. We just simply did not sail well, nor particularly fast.
Anyway, that is history now and we have to look forward to the next event in Barcelona in four weeks time. Fortunately, we have the three weeks off from sailing so that will give the team a welcome rest.
I am in Geneva tonight and heading to Milan tomorrow for two meetings and a gala dinner for the 100 year celebration of Ermenegildo Zegna. I wear Zegna clothes a lot and have done so for 20 years. I love their fabrics and designs. Zegna have supported me and my teams, in various campaigns, over the years. Zegna is a classic brand in mens clothing and it will be an honor to be at their centennial tomorrow night.
Then early Tuesday, I will be on my way to SFO. Finally!