Friday, 4 June 2010

LVT: ALL4ONE Takes First Place in the Louis Vuitton Trophy La Maddalena Round Robin

ALL4ONE defeats Artemis. Image copyright Frank Socha/

by Stephanie Nadin

ALL4ONE wins the Round Robin in La Maddalena, after a fantastic and well-deserved victory for the French-German team over Artemis in the last match of the Round Robin.

Artemis had a good start ahead of ALL4ONE on the right side of the race course, and dominated the first part of the match until the downwind mark. ALL4ONE kept on fighting hard, trying to remain as close as possible in order to create an opportunity to come back on Artemis.

ALL4ONE then started a tacking duel in the second half of the second upwind leg, which made it possible for the French-German team to take control of the race just before rounding the last upwind mark.

ALL4ONE defeats Artemis. Image copyright Frank Socha/

ALL4ONE finally controlled Artemis in the last leg downwind, and crossed the finish line 15 seconds ahead.

The competition resumes this afternoon.

Results Day 13 - Round Robin
Race 1 : Emirates Team New Zealand wins by 1'05 sec over Mascalzone Latino
Race 2 : ALL4ONE wins by 15 sec over Artemis

Seb Col (left) and Jochen Schümann (right) raise their thumbs at winning the round robin. Image copyright Frank Socha/

Round Robin results
Artemis 6
Emirates Team New Zealand 6
Mascalzone Latino 5
Synergy 5
Azzurra 4
TeamOrigin 4
Luna Rossa 3
BMW Oracle Racing 3
Aleph -2

Louis Vuitton Trophy