sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Emirates Team NZ Report: Wind joins in at Alicante

Emirates Team NZ Report: Wind joins in at Alicante

'Emirates Team New Zealand race two. Trofeo Ciudad de Alicante. Audi MedCup'    Emirates Team New Zealand / Photo Chris Cameron ETNZ ©    Click Here to view large photo

Emirates Team New Zealand finished the third day of the MedCup Alicante regatta equal second overall only three points behind the leader.

The breeze finally came up and the scheduled three races were sailed. After four races, Quantum Racing (USA) leads on 13 points, with Emirates Team New Zealand and Matador (Argentina) second equal on 16.

Fourth placed Marazzi Sailing has 24 points.

The breeze off Alicante built to 17 knots, but even with the breeze filling in, the racing was never straightforward. The wind was still shifty and the capricious streaks of breeze so devastatingly evident on previous days were still making and breaking the running.

Emirates Team New Zealand’s results for the day were fourth, sixth and second which left the team happy enough with progress, but still looking for improvement.

Grant Dalton said the team was settling in well, and coming to grips again with fleet racing. 'Consistency is the key as one bad finish can really hurt the overall result. On these short courses concentration is paramount.

'In shifty conditions like today, it’s impossible to cover everyone. We saw that in the third race when we led around most of the track. We had the fleet tucked away nicely on the last run after rounding the mark in the lead. A Russian boat broke to the right, got some extra breeze and bolted across the line just ahead of us.'

Emirates Team New Zealand on the charge on Day 3 of the Audi MedCup at Alicante -  Emirates Team New Zealand / Photo Chris Cameron ETNZ ©   Click Here to view large photo


Skipper Dean Barker: 'A good day today, but not a great day. However we’re only three points shy of the lead, so we are very much in contention.

'Our speed is good and the boat feels as though it is going well so the game plan is to put together a really good day tomorrow.'

Tactician Ray Davies, the man who has to make sense of the breeze, described the day as interesting. 'The right hand side of the course was very strong in the first couple of races and then in the third it started trending back towards the left and there were some big gains down the run.


'All in all we had a pretty good day and we are happy to be just three points off the lead. It is never nice losing on the finish line but we had to protect our position from the boats behind; you can’t cover everyone and the Russians were sailing really well.'

'We feel like we go well downwind when the breeze is up a little bit. Upwind we are fine. The boat has great potential and we are still learning.'

TP52 Series Provisional standings after 4 races:

1. Quantum Racing (USA) 5,1,3,4=13 points
2. Matador (ARG) 2,5,1,8=16 points
3. Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) 4,4,6,2=16 points
4. Marazzi Sailing (SUI) 4,6,4,10 =24 points
5. Synergy (RUS) 11,11,2,1=25 points
6 Artemis (SWE) 7,2,9,7 = 25 points
7 Bigamist 7 (POR) 3,12,5,5 = 25 points
8 El Desafio (ESP) 8,7,10,3 = 28 points
9 Pisco Sour (Chile) 9,9,7,6 = 31 points
10 Audi (ITA) 6,8,8,11 = 33 points
11 Valars (RUS) 12,3,12,12 =40 points
12 Bribon (ESP) 10,10,11,9 = 40 points




by Warren Douglas

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=56819

6:21 AM Sat 16 May 2009 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

04 Sep 2014  Southern Spars One Design complete 500th J/70 rig
11 Aug 2014  Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
15 Jul 2014  Southern Spars offer free Carbon Furling boom to a lucky owner
24 Jun 2014  Composite Rigging launches new campaign for ECsix
05 Jun 2014  Southern Spars appoint Rob Salthouse as Project Manager
03 Jun 2014  Southern Spars appoint Rob Salthouse as Project Manager
07 May 2014  Southern Spars announces new management team for Rig Pro International
06 Feb 2014  Southern Spars: Your chance to join one of the world's iconic builders
29 Jan 2014  Ed Dubois discusses the advantages of building a Superyacht in NZ
08 Jan 2014  Nine wins in nine years - Southern Spars has the secret formula!
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World



2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4 by William Wagner, San Francisco
































































Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 fleet ready for tricky race tracks
Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead
2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins
Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect
2014 J/70 World Championship - Contrasting conditions on Day 4
Rolex Big Boat Series - 50 years of big boat racing: a retrospective
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champ: Rios takes the Championship
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg Zero signals start of the significant racing
Extreme Sailing Series: Physically demanding racing for BAR on Day 2
Emirates Team NZ: Holding second overall after Day 2 in Istanbul
Extreme Sailing Series: A force to be reckoned with in Istanbul +Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Day 1 images by Jesus Renedo and Pedro Martinez
Marseille One Design: GC32's Armin Strom storms ahead on day 2 + Video
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Racing underway in Santander +Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Erika Reineke claims Radial race win
Santander Worlds 2014 Mat Belcher (Part II) *Feature
Rolex Swan Cup - Mistral keeps fleet shoreside
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup rescued by wave of local support   
ISAF Sailing World Championship, Santander - Opening ceremony images   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team Alvimedica geared up for Leg Zero   
J/70 World Championship 2014 - Healy surfs into lead   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Gripping first day on the Bay   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1 images by Erik Simonson   
2014 Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship - Day 4   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Familiar conditions on day 1   
Extreme Sailing Series: Team NZ share lead after Day 1 in Istanbul   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Thousands attend Santander opening   
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
GC32: Great Cup: Day 1, Foils, flying and an unstoppable Flavio   
Rolex Swan Cup - Classic day of racing on the Costa Smeralda   
Extreme Sailing Series - Pushed to the limit and dismasted on Day 1   
Volvo Ocean Race - A profile of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing   
J/70 World Championship - Day 2 images by Chris Howell   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Lego Zero crisis scenarios loom   
America's Cup: Bob Fisher on the state of the Cup   
Interview with West Coast International Canoe pioneer Del Olsen: Video   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT