Juanpa Cadario: RC44 Austria día 3

RC44 Austria día 3

Fuente info RC44

13TH MAY 2011

Day two of fleet racing at the RC44 Austria Cup and ORACLE Racing remain on top, even after finishing outside of the time limit in the opening race of the day. Katusha drop down to fourth and Team Aqua climb to second.

A tough opening race saw only seven boats finish within the time limit, ORACLE Racing crossed the line eighth – but picked up nine points - (Last finishing position plus 2 points) along with Nika, Puerto Calero, Ceeref, Peninsula Petroleum and Katusha.

Russell Coutts, tactician on ORACLE Racing explained. “The first race was very tough and we didn't have such a good start to the day. If you finish more than 10 minutes behind, you don't score and that’s what happened to us.”

After a two hour delay waiting for the wind to fill back in, Race Officer Peter Reggio got the teams back out on the race course. ORACLE Racing regained their form slotting in a first and second, giving them a five point cushion over second placed Team Aqua. Coutts was full of praise for guest helm Steve Howe who is better known competing on the Farr 40 and TP52 circuit. “A little bit of familiarity with the conditions helps and we've got some good starts which has helped, Steve doing great he's got a good feel for the boat.”

Chris Bakes’ Team Aqua got the prize for consistency, finishing the day with two first places and a fourth, a good day as tactician Cameron Appleton explained. “We did a good job in the first race and just pulled off a win after being comfortable for a while and then the rest of the day we were just solid. I think Chris is really pleased, he did a great job. We haven't really tested the boat throughout the wind range yet and this afternoon was the windiest we've sailed it so were just figuring out where our setting needs to be.”

No Way Back, with owner Pieter Heerema (NED) at the helm and Tom Slingsby (AUS) calling tactics posted their second win of the event keeping them in third overall.

Two day of racing are left in Lake Traunsee and Race Officer Peter Reggio will be hoping for an easier day on the race course tomorrow.

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