Sunday, 26 September 2010
by Paul Cayard
One race was held today in Cagliari for the TP 52 fleet. The Mistral was in at 25-28 knots and there was plenty of action.
On Artemis we had another good race finishing 4th, overlapped with Emirates Team New Zealand who just beat us. Matador had been leading the race at the second windward mark but blew out their gennaker after the set. This saved second place for the season for Quantum who were in 5th place at that point.
For the Cagliari event, Matador sailed great to win easily with ALL4ONE in second tied with ETNZ.
This was the final event of the Audi MedCup season. Emirates Team New Zealand won again this year with Quantum second and Matador third. TeamOrigin was fourth and we on Artemis were 5th.
This year the level of the competition has been raised for sure. Emirates Team New Zealand and TeamOrigin have sold their boats to focus on the America's Cup next year. Quantum is building a new boat, as is Matador.
In ten days time, the TP52 fleet will reconvene in Valencia for the World Championship. We did not have a very good regatta here but are looking at it as a tune up and looking forward to starting with a clean slate for the Worlds.