Monday, 7 June 2010

LVT: Synergy Defeat ETNZ in First Race of the Finals

by Paul Cayard

No racing Saturday for Artemis. If wind permits, we will race ALL4ONE in the 'petit final' first thing Sunday morning.

In the other semi final, the Russian team Synergy defeated ALL4ONE in two straight races in light winds.

Following that, the first race of the final was run between Synergy and Emirates Team New Zealand. The conditions were still light and the race was very tight. The Kiwis led at the first windward mark and down the run to the gate, despite a few crew errors at both turns. Then up the second windward leg, the Russians got a break on the left side of the course and passed the Kiwis. The Russians stayed cool under pressure on the final run, in very light winds, to take the first race in the best of 5 series.

The forecast for tomorrow is for slightly better conditions than today... maybe 8-10 knots.

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