Two Races Light Weather Day
Winning Race 4 of the series, in a gentle sea breeze of 7 to 8 knots Quantum Racing take the overall lead in the TP52 Worldm Championship.
The 2008 title winners took control of Synergy (RUS) near the top end of the first beat and were able to steadily increase their lead to about 36 seconds while Matador (ARG) squeezed out Bigamist (POR) near the finish to take third.
Race 4 complete results and mark roundings, on www.tp52worldchampionship.org/results
Artemis wins Race 5 of the TP52 World Championship, second of the day, after making the best start while Quantum Racing’s fourth to Synergy’s seventh means the 2008 world title holders draw clear ahead at the top of the standings.
The second race of today was contested in the same light 7 to 8 kts sea breeze conditions, though this time the right side of the course offered a small advantage on the first beat.
But it was Artemis’ (SWE) start which was the foundation to build on, they started mid line with speed, while Quantum Racing (USA) was slightly slower at the pin. Key for the American team off the line was that affected Synergy (RUS) – thieir nearest rival – and the Russian boat was forced off to take sterns.
Audi A1 powered by ALL4ONE (FRA/GER) and Bigamist (POR) both went right early and went on to finsih second and third respectively.