Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Audi MedCup : Audi Azzurra Sailing Team in Marseille

Azzurra. Image copyright Jesus Renedo.

by Guiliano Luzzatto

Audi Azzurra Sailing Team practiced on the water today, together with the other teams competing in the Audi MedCup circuit, in preparation for the Marseille Trophy scheduled to take place from 14th to 19th June. The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's boat, owned by member Alberto Roemmers, will take part in the Practice Race for the TP52 class tomorrow.

"We feel positive and motivated," declared Vasco Vascotto, strategist aboard Azzurra, "we took third place in Cascais which was a great result given that the level of competition in the Audi MedCup is really top class. We are confident about the leg in Marseille but we are well aware that the others won't be sitting back and watching."

Audi Azzurra Sailing Team aims above all to consolidate its current position - in third place just one point behind the second placed team - and to move up the classification. Several technical changes have been made to the boat in order to achieve this. During tomorrow's Practice Race Didier Réault, Marseille City Councillor responsible for the Sea, Watersports and Calanques National Park and General Councillor for the Bouches-du-Rhône region, will be aboard Azzurra.

Results after the first leg:

1. Quantum Racing p.19
2. Container p.31.5
3. Audi Azzurra Sailing Team p.32.5
4. Synergy p.37
5. Ran p.40.5
6. Bribon p.47.5
7. Audi All4One p.58

Guillermo Parada - Skipper and Helmsman
Francesco Bruni - Tactician
Vasco Vascotto - Strategist
Bruno Zirilli - Navigator
Paul Westlake - Mainsail
Mariano Caputo - Bowman
Pedro Rossi - Mid Bow
Juan Pablo Cadario - Pitman
Maciel Cichetti - Trimmer
Mariano Parada - Trimmer
Simon Fry - Trimmer
Gabriel Marino - Grinder
Alejandro Colla - Grinder
Boat Captain: Pedro Rossi

Owner: Alberto Roemmers

Audi Azzurra Sailing Team
Audi MedCup