Coastal Day / Matador Day
Matador (ARG) was the best today in Valencian waters winning the coastal race of the 2010 TP52 World Championship.
This is the second coastal race win for the Argentinian team in just two weeks, after their victory in the last coastal of the 2010 Audi MedCup Circuit past Thursday September 23. This time it was owner Alberto Roemmers on the helm.
The big win for Matador in today’s coastal race, which took place in 11-16 kts of NE’ly breeze, takes the current world champions to within one point of series leader Quantum Racing who finished fifth in today’s 25 miles race, but only 3.5 points covers the top three boats after Synergy took fourth on the water.
Quantum Racing struggled on the wrong side of the first wind shift when the breeze went right and had to spend the race fighting back, earning a fourth place for their hard work. Artemis finished just behind them.
Matador, Bigamist and Cristabella were the first to break right off the line and rounded the first mark as the top three, Audi A1 fourth had made the best start off the line. Quantum Racing and Artemis went to the right hand mark at the top of the first beat and rounded eighth and ninth, requiring them to fight their way back through the fleet.
The finish was spectecluar, right in the Marina Real Juan Carlos I basin in front of the TP52 World Championship Village.