Thursday, June 14, 2007

Money Well Spent

Patches Leads
Two good races on the second day of competition at the Trofeo Alicante, the first regatta of the 2007 Breitling MedCup circuit, and it is Ian Walker and the crew of the new Reichel-Pugh designed Patches, owned by Eamon Conneely, which tops the fleet of 23 TP52’s.
For all the blood, sweat and tears and – it goes without saying – some considerable amounts of money spent over the winter, the rewards came with a fantastic second race today.
In ‘brochure’ conditions, 20 knots of breeze, perfect sunshine and just enough swell and chop to help the TP52’s pop their bows and plane, it was the type of exhilarating conditions savoured by owners, crews and spectators alike.