Friday, 24 September 2010

Audi MedCup: A Good Day for Artemis with the Coastal Race off Cagliari

Artemis pursued by Audi A1 team powered by ALL4ONE. Image © Sander van der Borch / Artemis.

by Paul Cayard

A good day for Artemis today. Once again the coastal race proved to be to our liking as we finished a very credible 3rd.

Artemis during the coastal race. Image © Sander van der Borch / Artemis.

The course zigzagged us across Cagliari Bay in 11-13 knots of wind from the South.

Matador got off to a good start just to windward of us and we were 1, 2 early in the race. We got a little caught up in a pack with Quantum and ALL4ONE and Synergy, while Matador escaped and built a comfortable lead.

Artemis follows Quantum Racing into Cagliari at the end of the coastal race. Image © Sander van der Borch / Artemis.

In the end, after 26 miles it was Matador 1st, followed by Quantum, Artemis, ALL4ONE, Synergy and Emirates Team New Zealand.

Tomorrow, we are back to windward-leeward racing. The forecast is for tricky conditions preceding a Mistral on Saturday.

Artemis Racing
Audi MedCup