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Delta Lloyd/Tommy Hilfiger cleansweep

'Delta Lloyd/Tommy Hilfiger crew © Ronald Koelink / eXtreme 40'   

The Delta Lloyd/Tommy Hilfiger crew put on an amazing demonstration of eXtreme 40 sailing today in Alicante, to win all six races, taking them convincingly into the lead overall.

Yesterday all six catamaran teams took a race win, but today the American skipper Randy Smyth and his crew of Mischa Heemskerk (NED), Pim Nieuwenhuis (NED), and Pieter Jan Postma (NED) dominated from start to finish, taking every winner’s gun.

Delta Lloyd/Tommy Hilfiger stamped their mark on the day early on, taking the first two races with ease, both times followed home by yesterday’s winners Alicante 2008-09, skippered by Frenchman JC Mourniac. By the second some nice puffs were coming down the racecourse, adding to a great spectacle but making life hard work for the crews – OrangeB struggling to furl their spinnaker as they careered towards the seawall!

In glorious sunshine and a perfect 12 knots of breeze it was ultra-close for Race 3. Delta Lloyd/Tommy Hilfiger, Twins and Holmatro all rounded the bottom mark just inches apart, but Holmatro lost the battle as they too suffered spinnaker issues which saw them drop out of contention for the lead. That went to Delta Lloyd, who pulled away to win from the French boat Twins.

Staying out of trouble

Today’s fourth race (Race 12 in the series) saw a perfect formation start, and five of the fleet were closely packed as they headed across the course on starboard tack, all hollering for water as they rapidly reached the other side of the harbour. The only boat not to join the melee was Delta Lloyd/Tommy Hilfiger, who tacked off early towards the right — and popped out in front by the first cross, rounding ahead and never looking in danger. Alicante 2008-09 came home second, followed by OrangeB.

In race five Delta Lloyd/Tommy Hilfiger had to work hard to take their next victory. Hugh Styles and crew on Volvo Ocean Race were neck and neck with them around the top mark, but at the first gate the duo split — Delta Lloyd/Tommy Hilfiger again taking the winning right-hand side to come out ahead. By the second rounding Alicante 2008-09 had come through to second, which they held to the finish.

It was the same boat in front by the first mark rounding in race six, with Delta Lloyd/Tommy Hilfiger clear of trouble in a packed leeward mark rounding which saw Twins hit the mark and plenty of protests lodged. Alicante 2008-09 took yet another second, securing them in the runners’ up spot at the end of day two on 37 points, behind Randy Smyth and the Delta Lloyd/Tommy Hilfiger crew on a score of 29. It’s close for third overall, with just one point separating OrangeB, skippered by Aaron Mcintosh of New Zealand, from Twins, skippered by Erik Maris. However, the protest committee are going to be busy late into the night, so we may see some changes to the overall leaderboard tomorrow...

Provisional results after Day 2:

1st Delta Lloyd/Tommy Hilfiger (1-1-1-1-1-1) 29 points,
2nd Alicante 2008-09 (2-2-5-2-2-2) 37 points,
3rd OrangeB (3-4-3-3-5-5),
4th Twins (5-3-2-5-6-3),
5th Holmatro (4-6-6-6-4-6) 61 points,
6th Volvo Ocean Race (6-5-4-4-3-4) 65 points

Alicante Grand Prix 2008 © Ronald Koelink / eXtreme 40 -    




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