Tuesday, October 5, 2010

TP52 Worlds - Valencia

Sander van der Borch / Artemis

5 October 2010

A good start to the Championship for Artemis today with a 3, 5, 2. We had to wait for a while this morning for the Southeasterly seabreeze to fill in but when it came in, it built nicely up to 17 knots in the second and third races.

The race course just North of the America's Cup Harbor was pretty open with no one side being favored. Artemis helmsman Torbjorn Tornqvist, working with bowman Andy Fethers, got us three good starts and that certainly helps.

The Russian team of Synergy had the best day winning two of the races and Quantum had the second best day with a win in the first race.

Matador is right there too. The points are very tight as usual in this fleet at this early stage.

Tomorrow is forecast to be a Northeast gradient wind which will make the water a bit choppy.

For complete information and results go to http://www.tp52worldchampionship.org/