Here we go again!

Three races on first day of Marseille event.

Brilliant conditions first race, 20 knots, sun, blue sky, quite choppy.

Mean Machine wins first race by 1 second from strong sailing Matador!

Matador repeats their 2nd in 2nd race, this time Artemis has a big lead to finish in first.

Bribon is consistent with 2 x 4th, Quantum only 1 point less good with a 3 and a 6.

Mean Machine finish 14th in 2nd race after a penalty turn and an incident with Audi Q8.

USA 17 doing well for the first time out with a 6 and 5th.

Strong performance by Cristabella in 2nd race, 3rd place.

2006 and 2007 generation designs and helming by pro’s or owner/driver does not seem to matter much.

You just have to get it right.

Breeze has come down to about 13 knots for 3rd race.

Oracle crew proof to be quick learners with impressive first 3 results on USA 17 with 6, 5, 1.

Sistership Artemis ain’t bad as well with 12, 1, 2.

Mean Machine continues their series of really good and bad ones with 1, 14 (protest), 3.

Bribon shows consistency is key to this game, clockwork: 4, 4, 4.

But Matador tops them all with 2, 2, 7. Well done guys!

18.20 hrs, teams coming home, great first day in Marseille.

For full results see:

Boat of Day 1, Matador, sailing downwind during Race 1 of the AUDI Medcup in Marseille.

© Ian Roman/AUDI MEDCUP.