Wednesday, 22 September 2010
by Paul Cayard
Today was the first day of the Audi Med Cup - Cagliari. Three races were held in 8-18 knots for the fleet of ten TP52s.
Onboard Artemis our first and second races were good with a 3,6 and we were 2nd overall at that point. Then a bad start and going the wrong way on the first windward leg of the third race put us way behind the fleet. We fought back to battle on the last run with Bribon and Luna Rossa, but we failed to pass them at the finish.
After light to moderate Southeasterly winds for three-quarters of the day the wind really piped up for that last race. The water was very choppy.
Emirates Team New Zealand came out of the day in first, with Matador in second.
Tomorrow racing begins at 1300 and moderate Southeasterly winds are forecast again.