Saturday, October 4, 2008

Inshore racing...

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By Riath Al-Samarrai
Flanked by thousands of Spanish spectators hollering at the one-two managed by the Telefonica boats, Bouwe Bekking tried to put the result in context. “It’s a 37,000-mile race,” he said. He also reminded us that the winner of the opening inshore is not guaranteed to feature in the grand scheme of things.

What he didn’t say, being a modest person at the best of times, is that his team looked formidable on Saturday.

The first race, in which his Telefonica Blue team won by one minute and 47 seconds from Telefonica Black, never looked in doubt. “We got a lead at the start and we didn’t lose it,” he said. “Very nice.” - Read more...