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Oracle RC44 Cup San Diego victory for Katusha

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Oracle RC 44 Cup San Diego was won by Katusha, while Oracle Racing finished second, TeamAqua third and Artemis fourth.

Paul Cayard reports:

Three races were held today in light winds from the Southwest under overcast skies. That didn't deter several thousand spectators from lining the end of the Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego.

With a two, two in the first two races today, the Katusha team had a nice eight point lead over Oracle going into the last race. The strategy for the last race became to simply stay close to Oracle as they were the only team left in contention. We finished right behind them for the series win.

We are very happy with our first fleet racing series win and for me it was fun to have it happen here in San Diego where I lived for twelve years.

Rankings

Fleet Race

1 Katusha (RUS) 47
2 ORACLE Racing… 54
3 Team Aqua (GBR) 55
4 Artemis Racing… 56
5 RC44 TEAM CEEREF… 80
6 Islas Canarias… 87
7 Ironbound (USA) 95
8 Synergy Russian… 104
9 AEZ RC 44 Sailing… 113
10 Peninsula Petroleum… 117
11 No Way Back… 120

Match Racing

1 RC44 TEAM CEEREF… 4
2 Team Aqua (GBR) 4
3 Katusha (RUS) 4
4 ORACLE Racing… 4
5 Artemis Racing… 4
6 Synergy Russian… 2
7 Ironbound (USA) 2
8 Islas Canarias… 2
9 No Way Back… 2
10 AEZ RC 44 Sailing… 1
11 Peninsula Petroleum… 1

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by Paul Cayard

  

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