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

 

Sail-World.com : Audi MedCup Circuit Marseille Trophy keeps tacticians on their toes

Audi MedCup Circuit Marseille Trophy keeps tacticians on their toes

'Marseille Trophy, 16 06 2011 - Audi MedCup Circuit 2011'    © Francesco Ferri_Studio Borlenghi/Audi MedCup

Marseille Trophy 2011 is being held from 14th to 19th June and is the second regatta in the Audi MedCup Circuit.

Marseille’s Rade Sud has kept the tacticians on their toes over the first two days of the Audi MedCup Circuit’s Marseille Trophy and today will almost certainly be the same.

Unusually the breezes are predicted to be from the south east over the racing period, a feature which will be new to many of the teams who have raced here on the Circuit before.

Yesterday was never straightforward. Tactically the left side of the upwind was usually the preferred option but several times, especially later in the day, the breeze was stronger offshore. So, certainly there is never a defined pattern which can be predicted for each leg. And there has be no shortage of place changing.

With Gladiator (GBR) winning the second race yesterday now six different TP52’s have won races over 13 contested so far this season. Audi All4one (FRA/GER) looked like they were on course to register their first win in race four, but the breeze conspired against them, but their third is still their best result of the season so far and a platform to build on.

Quantum Racing (USA) still lead this regatta after an uncharacteristic starting error in the second race left them struggling to get into the top ranks, so the American world champions under Ed Baird’s captaincy will be keen to bounce back to form when racing gets under way.

And the Russian team on Synergy have proven themselves to be potential regatta winners, only one point behind leaders Quantum Racing (USA).

The 40 Series racing proved very open with very little to choose between the five in terms of speed and tactical nous. Iberdrola leads on countback but it was evident that any of the teams had the capacity to win yesterday. And clearly once the boat is set up well, in these breezes, the boats are relatively straightforward to get up to speed.

British owner Tony Buckingham only saw his boat Ngoni for the first time when he arrived here, stepped on for the first time in the practice race and yesterday came very close to winning Race 1, losing out only to the French team of Alain Fedensieu, past French offshore, Tour Voile and Admiral’s Cup winner, who only sailed XII-Marseille for the first time on Monday.

Two races are scheduled for both fleets with between nine and 13kts scheduled for start time between 145 and 165 degrees, shifting left as the afternoon progresses and possibly building to 10-15kts.

Ado Stead (GBR), Tactician, Quantum Racing (USA):
'It should be a quite interesting day, our forecast has 10-15 knots by mid day potentially building up to 20 later in the day. With the breeze more in East-South East it will be more gusty, it seems it could be a pretty tricky day out there today, but it also depends if we race on the bay or a little more offshore like yesterday. We had one very good race and another that dind´t go quite as good. We need to get back up today, do the right things, get a good couple results and get things in the right direction'.

Juan Luis Paez (ESP), Navigator, Iberdrola Team (ESP):
'We expect the races today to be as tough as yesterday. The fleet is sailing better each day. With this type of weather, if you fall behind, you pay, especially if you don´t hit the start line the right way. We need to start well because yesterday we had a bad one and it was pretty hard to recover, we had to fight a lot to stay alive in the race. At this point, we are the boat to watch in the competition and because of that the rest teams always try to push you to the bad side early on, so we have to stay ahead if we want to avoid trouble'

Audi MedCup website




by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=84848

10:36 AM Fri 17 Jun 2011 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:

07 Dec 2011  MedCup sailing circuit suspended for 2012 season
23 Sep 2011  Audi MedCup Circuit - Lance Adams will campaign a new Soto 40
19 Sep 2011  Audi MedCup Conde de Godo Trophy image gallery
18 Sep 2011  Audi MedCup - Conde de Godo Trophy final race win to Azzurra
18 Sep 2011  Audi MedCup champions crowned
17 Sep 2011  MedCup Conde de Godó Barcelona Trophy final day preview
17 Sep 2011  Conde de Godo Barcelona Trophy: The final finish line for Bribon
17 Sep 2011  MedCup Conde de Godo Trophy - Azzurra in top three
17 Sep 2011  Audi MedCup Conde de Godo Trophy champagne awaits
16 Sep 2011  MedCup Conde de Godó Trophy – A big day ahead
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World



ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets by Olga Maslivets, International RS:X Class Assoc.,






































470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification by 470 International Association Class,












A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video by Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association,










470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Hot conditions in Santander on day 4
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Day 3 images by Sail-World.com
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Solid Day 3 for US Sailing Team
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo
Marseille One Design 2014 - GC32 Armin Strom blitzes final day   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Una Etapa 0 complicada para todos   
Santander 49ers: Olympic Gold Medallist says two into 90 does not go!! *Feature   
GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds   
Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen   
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme   
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race   
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again   
ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 2 images from Sail-World.com   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video   
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up   
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown   
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level   


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