Storms Abate for GC32 Racing Tour:
Marseille, France (October 14, 2016) – After a day and a half of France’s second city being battered by gale force winds, Marseille One Design, the last event of the 2016 GC32 Racing Tour, got going this afternoon with three races successfully sailed.
Following this morning’s thunder and lightning, as the last weather front associated with this system edged inland, so the wind dropped to a more modest 10-15 knots and the first race got away at 1541 after one general recall.
Despite the conditions being more reasonable, the race course on Marseille’s Rade Sud was still a minefield with some giant clouds nearby playing havoc with the wind. As Australian match racer…
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Azzurra Finds Throttle in 52 SUPER SERIES:
Cascais, Portugal (October 14, 2016) – The chances of Azzurra halting the regatta winning run of 2016 champions Quantum Racing were given a boost today when the team from the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda sailed to a first and second place in modest breezes at the EGNOS 52 SUPER SERIES Cascais Cup, beating their American rivals twice.
Azzurra now lead Quantum Racing into the final day of the last regatta of the season by five points. But their tactician Vasco Vascotto considers that their positive progress, having closed the performance gap on the circuit’s benchmark team is more exciting for him than the prospect of winning their first event of a season, which has so far been …
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