|Platoon’s John Kostekci summarised:
“I’m pretty comfortable in the shifty conditions, and we are as a team. We don’t mind it. And I think tomorrow might be a little bit more of the same and then it’s going to change to more onshore breezes. It was tight between the top four boats and a good fun race. It’s tough conditions, and so its tough on everybody. But Harm, our helmsman, did great today, and the trimmers did a great job. We’re still learning and trying to get better every day.”
Wednesday’s schedule of windward-leeward racing is planned to start from 1130hrs CEST.
Rolex TP52 World Championship Scarlino 2017
Standings after Day1, 1 race sailed
1. Quantum Racing USA (Doug DeVos, USA), 1pt
2. Platoon GER (Harm Müller-Spreer GER), 2pts
3. Azzurra ITA (Roemmers family ARG), 3 pts
4. Sled USA (Takashi Okura, USA), 4 pts
5. Alegre GBR (Andy Soriano USA) 5 pts.
6. Gladiator GBR (Tony Langley, GBR) 6 pts
7. Sorcha GBR (Peter Harrison, GBR), 7 pts
8. Bronenosec RUS (Vladimir Liubomirov, RUS), 8 pts
9. Provezza TUR (Ergin Imre, TUR) 9 pts.
10. Rán Racing SWE (Niklas Zennström, SWE), 10 pts.
Cameron Dunn (NZL) strategist Sled (USA):
“We sailed a good solid race. We gave up a couple places on the last run but it’s shifty and you’ve got to sail what you’ve got. It didn’t quite pan out for us but overall we sailed well today, the boat was going well upwind and downwind.”
What do you attribute your consistency to?
“I think the whole package was good. We were happy with the speed both up and downwind, the crew work was flawless today, Mr. Okura was driving the boat really well, and we backed ourselves tactically to sail what we saw. You don’t get all of them right, but today we got a lot more of them right than we got wrong.”
You stayed out of the scrum a bit…
“That helps us. When we see Azzurra and Quantum and Platoon getting a little bit mixed up it was like ‘we need to stay away from that’ and that was our chance. But sometimes it’s just a little bit of where you are at the time. We don’t ever intend to get involved too much.”
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