Sunday, May 18, 2008

Last day TP52... Paul Cayard

Photo By: Th Martinez / AUDI MED CUP
After one final nervous race Peter de Ridder and the crew of Mean Machine emerged as winners of the City of Alicante Trophy, and leave the first regatta of the six event 2008 Audi MedCup Circuit with a lead of just one point.

[Report from Paul Cayard] The wind gods only graced us with enough wind to get one race in today. Bribon, with the King of Spain onboard, got to the left on the first windward leg and the wind in Spain went left and they were launched.

The wind speed was about 10 knots for the 1.25 hour affair and not much changed after the first windward mark. We managed a 6th which was decent and put us in a tie for 7th with Mutua Madrilena. Mean Machine finished 8th and that was good enough to win the regatta by one point over Bribon.

I think the fleet has had its fill of wind under 10 knots and is looking forward to the next Audi Med Cup event in Marseille in early June.

I will miss Marseille to attend my daughter's graduation from high school, but will be back on the circuit for the third event in Cagliari, Italy in early July.
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