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

 

Sail-World.com : Conde de Godó Barcelona Trophy - High levels of tension

Conde de Godó Barcelona Trophy - High levels of tension

'Conde de Godo Barcelona Trophy, 12 09 201 - Audi MedCup Circuit 2011'    © Francesco Ferri_Studio Borlenghi/Audi MedCup    Click Here to view large photo

Conde de Godó Trophy being held in Barcelona, Spain is the fifth and final event in the Audi MedCup Circuit. The first race day of the regatta looks set to have a slow start today with a relatively light sea breeze forecast to build steadily during the afternoon.

Already on land the fierce sun has been burning down on the race village which is situated in the heart of the Catalonian capital on the Moll de La Fusta, almost at the foot of the Columbus statue.

With the series leader board tightly framed, Quantum Racing leading by 3.5 points from Audi Azzurra Sailing Team, and Container and Bribón with a fighting chance of taking the title, there will surely be a high level of nervous tension to be contained as the first points races for the 52 Series are due to start this afternoon.

The sea breeze is further to the left than on the practice race. The forecast direction is around 180-190 degrees with the pressure building to around 11-12kts. Two races are scheduled for the 52 Series, while for the S40’s it is the official practice race day.

All of the race action is broadcast live throughout the day on the event website.

Vasco Vascotto (ITA), Strategist, Audi Azzurra Sailing Team (ITA):
'We have light variable conditions here today, 12 knots top, and it also seems that there has been some crew changes in some of the teams. It´s going to be tough, we are all keeping the standings in mind and how many points we have, so it will be a fight. I think that we have the right amount of tension and concentration. There are four boats who can win this circuit and Bribón is one of them. They also have an advantage, which is that their boat sails really well in these conditions. We have to study what happens and see if we can do something big at the end of the week'.

José María Torcida (ESP), Skipper, Iberdrola Team (ESP):
'The forecast for today and the rest of the week doesn´t show strong conditions. Light winds make the races more open. We are happy to have new boats here, our goal is to win the circuit and that shouldn´t be a problem unless something terrible occurred to us. We want to win here to put a perfect end to a great season. We are going to be the boat to beat, we saw it in Cartagena. We have to do our job, not making mistakes and stay in the same shape. Some boats will use new sails, and that will be an advantage for them, we are going to use a mainsail with a few days of practice in it, and should be better than the one we used before. We´re also changing the jib, we´ll be using a new one that performs well with winds like the ones we’ll have here today, about 12 knots.'

Conde de Godo Barcelona Trophy, 12 09 201 - Audi MedCup Circuit 2011 -  © Francesco Ferri_Studio Borlenghi/Audi MedCup   Click Here to view large photo

Conde de Godo Barcelona Trophy, 12 09 201 - Audi MedCup Circuit 2011 -  © Francesco Ferri_Studio Borlenghi/Audi MedCup   Click Here to view large photo

Conde de Godo Barcelona Trophy, 12 09 201 - Audi MedCup Circuit 2011 -  © Francesco Ferri_Studio Borlenghi/Audi MedCup   Click Here to view large photo

Conde de Godo Barcelona Trophy, 13 09 2011 - Audi MedCup Circuit 2011 -  © Nico Martinez/Audi MedCup   Click Here to view large photo

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=88415

10:31 AM Tue 13 Sep 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









420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front by 420 International Class Association,






























Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay


















America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,










Help clean up the sailing water at Rio - Image Gallery
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge
Edgartown Race Weekend - BBBR and Round-the-Island Race winners named
Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe On the Final two days of the Reebok CrossFit Games
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing   
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet   
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games   
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win   
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event   
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins   
International Moth Worlds - Victory for Nathan Outteridge + Video   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo   
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead   
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard   
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue   
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC   
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014   


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