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Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011 - Setup for victory

'Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011'    © Nico Martinez/Audi MedCup

Audi MedCup Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011's first couple of days of racing were sailed amid the northwesterly Mistral but,on the third day there were light conditions under which Jochen Schuemann and Sebastien Col retained their new found winning momentum. Audi Sailing Team powered by All4One took their second race victory of the event and extended their overall lead at this third regatta of the Audi MedCup Circuit to six points.

A third place for Quantum Racing sees the American flagged team rise to second overall in the regatta.

There was joy for the local Cagliari team of Roberto Pardini on XXII-Sardegna when they won their first race on their home waters in the Soto 40 fleet. The local team set themselves up for victory with a punchy start, herding their opposition high of the layline to the committee boat end of the start line.

From there they capitalized on their early jump, sailing astutely in the light breeze to stay ahead of Iberdrola Sailing Team to take the winning gun.

XXII - Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011 -  © Nico Martinez/Audi MedCup  

After a four hours delay waiting for the sea breeze to settle enough to race, patience was finally rewarded just before 1700hrs with a good contest in 6-9kts of SE’ly breeze.

After dueling with Niklas Zennström’s Rán at the pin end of the start line and being outgunned, Audi All4One tacked and ducked five sterns to get to the right early in the beat. The regatta leaders were rewarded with a good lead at the windward mark. Bribon also gained on the right early and tracked all the way around the course in second.

Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011 -  http://www.carloborlenghi.net/!©_Stefano_Gattini-_Studio_Borlenghi-Audi_MedCup_-  

Audi All4One’s tactician Seb Col later admitted that their had been some extended discussion between their afterguard as to whether the left or right was preferable and their initial call was for the left, offshore side of the track.

'Rán did a really good job off the pin end of the line and when we had to get out of there then I could see pressure on the right side of the course and we went for that. That gave us a nice lead.' Said Col, 'For sure there is a good feeling on the boat now, a nice ambiance. We have some speed now, we are not the quickest but now we are starting to be able to do what we want to do, not what we have to do.'

In the 40 Series Iberdrola Sailing Team finished only half a boat length behind the victorious XXII-Sardegna and lead the fleet overall by three points.

Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011 -  © Nico Martinez/Audi MedCup  

Saturday sees the planned coastal race for the 52 Series which carries the 1.5pts multiplier, but in order to try and catch up the one race which was missed today, there will be one windward-leeward first with a proposed start sequence at midday and 1207hrs for the S40’s.

Region of Sardinia Trophy 52 Series

Results after five races:

1. Audi Sailing Team Powered by All4One (GER/FR), 4+1+3+3+1=12 points
2. Quantum Racing (USA), 6+6+2+1+3=18 points
3. Synergy Russian Sailing Team (RUS), 3+7+1+5+4=20 points
4. Bribón (ESP), 7+4+5+2+2=20 points
5. Container (GER), 1+2+7+4+7=21 points
6. RÁN (SUE), 2+5+4+6+6=23 points
7. Audi Azzurra Sailing Team (ITA), 5+3+6+7+5=26 points
8. Gladiator (GBR), 9(DNC)+9(DNC)+9(DNC)+9(DNC)+9(DNC)=45 points

40 Series

Results after three races:

1. Iberdrola Team (ESP), 1+1+2=4 points
2. Noticia IV (ESP), 2+2+3=7 points
3. XXII Sardegna (IT), 4+4+1=9 points
4. Ngoni (GBR), 3+3+4=10 points
5. Patagonia (ARG), 6(DNC)+6(DNC)+6(DNC)=18 points

Jochen Schuemann (GER), skipper-helm Audi Sailing Team powered by All4One (GER):'I think that today we´ve been quite lucky, when we saw that things were not going well on the left side we said ‘ok, let´s try the right one then’ and we were lucky enough to go well and pass the rest of the boats really close. There was a strong breeze building there and it helped us stretch the lead from the fleet and we sailed there right until the end.

Nothing´s really changed, it´s going to be difficult in the future but we are going to try to hold the lead for as long as we can. We have two more days here, let´s see how that goes for us. We have at least three more races and a lot of things can happen, we know how eager the rest of the boats are to come back, let´s see what happens'.

Gonzalo Araujo (ESP), Skipper, Bribón (ESP):'It´s gone well. The truth is that we were lucky, our tactician and our navigator have anticipated really well what was going to happen, and it was perfect. We tried to reach Audi ALL4ONE, who got ahead at the beginning, we were close to them the whole time but we were two boat lengths of a boat short. We´ve sailed all sorts of races so far, more or less like all the rest of the teams but ALL4ONE, who has not missed yet. The rest of us have had our ups and downs, so everything´s still open.'

Lorenzo Gemini (ITA), tactician XXII Sardegna (ITA):'It was a perfect day, winning is a dream! Our goal was to give it to the other teams, to this champions, and we did it! It was the perfect race I have to say thank you to the yacht club, to the owner and to all the guys.'

Sardegna - Region of Sardinia Trophy 2011 -  © Nico Martinez/Audi MedCup  

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