|Ed Baird, tactician on Gladiator, is pleased with progress:
“Its good, it’s a great group, they work really hard and have had a lot of seasons of fighting it out for anything they could get on the race course. It’s been really great to get with Tony and work with him directly on steps to be more confident with what he is doing next. And he’s done a great job of absorbing my suggestions and working hard to do those things, and he’s improving and the boat’s going better.
The boat feels great, it goes well, and it allows us to make the occasional mistake and not have it be the death of the race and that’s important for us. It doesn’t automatically mean we’re always going to be in the hunt, like we saw in the first race. I took us the wrong way just a little too much and everything went bad from there!”
Rolex TP52 World Championship, Scarlino
Standings after four races.
1. Platoon (GER, Harm Müller-Spreer), (2,3,2,2) 9 points.
2. Quantum Racing (Doug DeVos, USA), (1,2,8,1) 12 points..
3. Azzurra (Roemmers Family, ITA/ARG), (3,1,6,8) 18 points.
4. Alegre (Andrés Soriano GBR/USA), (5,6,4,4) 19 points.
5. Gladiator (Tony Langley, GBR) (6,10,1,3) 20 points.
6. Sorcha (Peter Harrison, GBR), (7,4,3,10) 24 points.
7. Rán Racing (Niklas Zennström, SWE), (10,5,5,7) 27 points.
8. Sled (Takashi Okura, USA), (4,9,7,9) 29 points.
9. Bronenosec (Vladimir Liubomirov, RUS), (8,7,9,5) 29 points.
10. Provezza (Ergin Imre, TUR) (9,8,10,6) 33 points