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

 

Sail-World.com : America's Cup World Series Plymouth - Tough luck for Green Comm Racing

America's Cup World Series Plymouth - Tough luck for Green Comm Racing

'Day 2 - Green Comm Racing - Day 2 America’s Cup World Series, Plymouth'    Pierrick Contin ©    Click Here to view large photo

Sunday was undoubtedly a day of attrition for the America's Cup fleet in Plymouth. With winds over 25 knots and gusts close to 35 knots it was bound to be a day of spectacular action but also capsizes and breakages.

Green Comm Racing sailed very well and was able to hold on, playing it safe up to the very last stretch of the race when a gust pushed the Spanish boat to the side.


Green Comm Racing had a spectacular start and rounded the first mark in fourth place. As the breeze picked up, the nine AC45 yachts on the Plymouth Sound were on the edge and the first incidents started on the race course.

First to fall prey to the breeze was Aleph. The French boat capsized on the first run of the race, only to be followed by Artemis, that while in the lead was forced to abandon due to a breakdown in the wing. Then it was the turn of Team Korea to capsize when rounding the second weather mark.

The tough and challenging conditions started paying their toll on the crew in the second half of the race. Being their first time on the water with 30 knots of breeze, the combination of physical exhaustion and a slight lack of concentration resulted in a capsize. Vasilij Zbogar, Ed Wright, Simon Hiscocks, Anthony Nossiter and Pete Cumming didn't abandon but tried to upright the yacht and cross the finish line but the strong breeze just swung the hull and the wing, capsizing it again on the other side.

The team will now use the two off days to repair the damage and get ready for Wednesday's races.

Vasilij Zbogar, helmsman: 'Today was the very first day we sailed in such tough conditions. We managed to hang on and for most of the race we were fifth butt under such breeze every small error counts. We are happy we were racing because earlier in the morning we thought we wouldn't be able. The guys are happy the capsize took place right at then end because we showed we could be competitive.

We're obviously unhappy with the fact we couldn't cross the finish line. We weren't willing to abandon and we actually tried to put the boat up but then it swung to the other side and capsized again. We are still learning, especially under these conditions.

Fortunately, nobody was hurt and the damage to the boat is minor. We already had the same damage when we capsized last week. We now have two days off and we'll be back on the race course on Wednesday.'

Simon Hiscocks, wing trimmer, on the incident and his very first race on an AC45: 'We had a slight lack of concentration right at the end and we thought we crossed the finish line when we hadn't. That's what they call a danger zone breach when you can't really go up or down and the boat is fully powered up. We had a small gust and that was it.

In hindsight, we should have been sailing the boat at very lower angle to breeze and wait until we are at a fairly tight angle into finish and come up. That would have been a very safe way. Our approach was to take it safe and avoid excessive risks but at the end we found ourselves in a situation we didn't really want to be in.'

Day 2 - Green Comm Racing - Day 2 America’s Cup World Series, Plymouth -  Pierrick Contin?nid=88340 ©  



Day 2 - Green Comm Racing - Day 2 America’s Cup World Series, Plymouth -  Pierrick Contin?nid=88340 ©   Click Here to view large photo

Green Comm Racing website




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=88340

8:30 PM Sun 11 Sep 2011 GMT






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


News - USA and the World

































Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam day 5 by American Windsurfing Tour,


















470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander by International 470 Class Association,
















ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 470 awards images by Sail-World.com
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - 470 medal race images by Jesus Renedo
Annapolis-to-Newport Race - 'What to Expect' Seminar to take place
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - No racing on penultimate day
Belcher takes record fifth 470 World Championship
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 8 video highlights
2014 Great Lakes Team Racing Championship about to set off
2014 Etchells North American Championship - Day 1
2014 U.S. Multihull Championship - Day 1
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Repechage top four determined in final flight
J/24 World Championship - 35th anniversary preview
470 Men and Women Worlds - Santander medal race line-up confirmed
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sail-World.com
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing stumbles in coastal race
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans ready for 470 medal races
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Action ramps up with end zone in sight
Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander - Double French RS:X gold
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sailing Energy
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Finn leaders emerge from shifty Santander breeze
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - RS:X winner images by Barbara Sanchez   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded   
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - Another early start on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World - First entry leaves sailor's reputation in tatters   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Four go through to quarter finals   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard   
ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result   
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO   
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 7 images by Sailing Energy   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Laser and Radial winner images by Jesus Renedo   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Medal Race images by Sail-World.com   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Dutch dominate Laser and Radial in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing more than doubles overall lead   
J/24 World Championship - Excitement builds for Newport racing   


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