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

 

Sail-World.com : Quotes of the Day: Louis Vuitton Cup Race Day 7

Quotes of the Day: Louis Vuitton Cup Race Day 7


Quotes of the day from teams involved in the second day of racing in the 2007 Louis Vuitton Cup:

Peter Isler, Navigator, BMW Oracle Racing on their match against Shosholoza: 'In these conditions nothing is assured. All the boats are very close in speed this time around. Every race we have sailed against them, they have shown that they tack well, and they straight line well, so it was no surprise they were ahead. But there was a quiet confidence on board that if we didn’t try anything fancy and we kept it close, something would come good and it is did come good in the end.'

Luca Devoti, Skipper, +39 Challenge on another disappointing race: 'We have a great problem with our appendages that are not allowing us to sail. In races in light air when the boat is under nine knots we are sailing sideways rather than forwards. We knew we had modifications to do and planned to do them after the fleet racing of Act 13 but we unfortunately had work on the mast. Tonight we will change the front profile of the foil.'

Paolo Cian, Helmsman, Team Shosholoza on the 'match of the day': 'BMW Oracle Racing sailed better than us, but we certainly helped them. In light airs our boat is very good and when we don’t make mistakes we can beat even the invincible teams. Now we have to start getting points because against Victory Challenge we lost some ground.'

Ray Davies, Tactician, Emirates Team New Zealand on their tactics after Friday's defeat: 'After our loss to Mascalzone in race one, we just went right back to basics and made sure we had very clear communication and nailed the simple stuff and we did that today. It is quite easy to over-complicate things with the amount of data we have coming into the boat, so we went back to basics and left Dean to clean them out in the start and cover hard from there.'

Andrew Horton, Traveller, Luna Rossa Challenge on their choice for the start: 'Against the Germans we decided to start on the left side of the course where we knew we were going to find more pressure. We knew that the start line was biased to the committee boat end by 12 degrees. For this reason they were ahead of us on the first beat.'

Jean-François Cuzon, Navigator, Areva Challenge: 'We are very happy with the result. The problem the Spanish had with their spinnaker pole made the race easier for us, but we were already on them before it broke. It was a very close race and you must never want to win too quickly – we have to be patient and grab the good chances. We still have a lot of progress to make, but we are definitely on the way up.'

David Endean, Pitman, Victory Challenge, on a few mistakes made: 'We didn’t have the greatest start we were hoping for. We missed our opportunity and were slow off the starting line - so not in the best position. We have to try and improve and keep it calm, but we have a fair bit of faith in our boat speed, and today we managed to pull ourselves out of trouble and keep extending. It’s all about minimising the mistakes'.

Marcos Iglesias, Spinnaker trimmer, Desafío Español 2007, on breaking the pole: 'We really don’t know what happened. In such light wind we were using a system that meant the pole was fixed on gybes, but it is quite normal and nothing like this has ever happened before. But we proved we are very fast - on the second beat we caught up by 50 seconds. Our only chance would have been if something had happened to Areva. But we still have another 18 races to go.'

Cameron Dunn, Helmsman, Mascalzone Latino-Capitalia Team, and his thoughts on tomorrow: 'Our match tomorrow against the Spanish will certainly be a big match as we are both quite even. After they lost against Areva today they will be analyzing in detail what didn’t work on their boat today, so tomorrow they will be very dangerous.'

Michael Hestbaek, Strategist, United Internet Team Germany, on a promising race with Luna Rossa Challenge: 'I think there was only a small window on the right that was good, and a small margin of extra wind speed. I think towards the end of the second beat we had a few small lanes, and as they were covering us we could pick when we wanted to tack. They were playing a loose cover and trying to stay out of too many tacks, so we had a few good lanes and maybe that helped us a little bit. I think they were struggling a little bit in that light seven-eight knot range. I don’t think we were faster because they had a slight edge on us, but it was not dramatic'.

Sébastien Destremau, Tactician, China Team. on their match against Victory Challenge : 'We were happy with our start in the race. We got the right side of the course and had good speed. It’s really encouraging to have seen it against Victory who have a very good boat. We know we still have a lot to go through, but we are making progress in each new match'.




by America's Cup Media

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=32879

7:38 PM Sun 22 Apr 2007 GMT






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

Click for further information on
2013 America's Cup

Related News Stories:

09 Aug 2014  America's Cup: Former Artemis crew member says danger is being ignored
27 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle Team USA under stress
23 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle and Team NZ designers reveal AC72 secrets
22 May 2014  America's Cup: Artemis death verdict 'result of an human act'
10 May 2014  A year after the Artemis incident, the sailors tell of the pain
01 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle and Team NZ tech insights - Free lecture tonight
16 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced
14 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess
12 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report
10 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Two Kiwis escape hometown action in AC45 rules ruckus
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,












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   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander   


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