For the Audi Settimana delle Bocche, at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, after a fast, exciting and physically demanding 31 miles coastal race yesterday up to Spargi Island and back, there were few complaints from crews on the dock when the race committee signaled AP flag over A flag to stand the 52 Super Series fleet down for the day.
Day one of Audi Settimana delle Bocche 2013 at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda
The plan for Friday to make an early start to a diet of windward leeward races, starting at 1100hrs. That may yet allow the full race programme to be completed by close of play Saturday.
'It is disappointing, we always want to go racing but for sure it is the right decision. And in effect there is still half of the regatta still to be sailed so there is plenty more that can happen.' Commented Vasco Vascotto, tactician for Azzurra, the leaders of the regatta.
With many crewmembers in their second week of racing here, having been here last week for the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, a rest day will not go amiss.
Azzurra lead the overall standings by one single point ahead of Quantum Racing.
52 Super Series – Audi Settimana delle Bocche
After three races
1 Azzurra, ITA, (Alberto Roemmers, ARG) (1,2,2) 5pts
2 Quantum Racing, USA, (Doug DeVos, USA) (2,3,1) 6pts
3 Gladiator, GBR, (Tony Langley, GBR) (5,1,7) 13pts
4 Rán Racing, SWE, (Niklas Zennström, SWE) (4,4,5) 13pts
5 Interlodge, USA, (Austin Fragomen, USA) (3,9,3) 15pts
6 Provezza, TUR, (Ergin Imre, TUR) (6,5,4) 15pts
7 Rio, USA, (Manouch Moshayedi, USA) (7,6,6) 19pts
8 Paprec, FRA, (Jean Luc Petithugenin, FRA) (DNF, 7,8) 25pts
9 B2, ITA, (Michele Galli, ITA) (8,8,9) 25pts
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