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Audi Sailing Champions League Final at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda - Day 2

by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda 16 Oct 15:38 PDT 15-18 October 2020

Day two of racing was intense for the twenty-seven teams that are participating in the final event of the Audi SAILING Champions League. In fact, there were seventeen races run today for a total of four flights completed. At the end of the day's racing the Spanish team from the Club Náutico Arrecife is just one point ahead of the German team from the Segel- und Motorboot Club Überlingen, who are currently placed second. The Italian team from Aeronautica Militare is currently in third place.

The event, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the support of Title Sponsor Audi and main partner One Ocean Foundation, will conclude on Sunday, October 18th.

After the usual briefing this morning, races got under way punctually at 10AM in south westerly winds at 20-22 knots and gusts at up to 30 knots. Racing was in the Golfo del Pevero and ended at 5PM. After seven hours on the water four flights were completed which, summed with yesterday's two completed flights, means that a third of the total of eighteen flights that were planned for this event have now been completed.

Currently in the lead of the provisional results we have the Spanish team from Club Náutico Arrecife who won three of today's four flights. In second place the team from Segel- und Motorboot Club Überlingen while the Italians from Aeronautica Militare are currently in third place. The Italian team was in tenth place when racing ended yesterday but got two first place finishes today and rose well up the scoreboard.

Ricardo Terrades, from the Club Náutico Arrecife had these words: "Fundamentally, we want to sail fast and have fun. Our objective is to qualify for the final series so we'll try to do our best to hang on to the position we're currently in. We hope that in the upcoming two days we'll be sailing in similar conditions, our team loves windy weather!"

Tomorrow, October 17th, the first race is scheduled to get under way at 10AM and the wind is forecast to be from the west at 14-16 knots. The One Ocean Foundation will present a research project they are working on with Oristano's CNR on the quality and cleanliness of Sardinia's waters and a scientific expedition of their partner OceanoScientific will be explained in Piazza Azzurra after the day's racing is over. It will be a moment to raise awareness on the protection of our seas and will be dedicated to all of the teams participating in the Audi SAILING Champions League Final.

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