Monday, November 22, 2010

Louis Vuitton Trophy - Dubai - Day 9 - Artemis Racing

Team Update

It was a disappointing day. All the races are important, but we needed to win this one against Mascalzone Latino to ensure a place in the semi-finals.

We controlled most of the pre-start, but struggled a bit in the dial up bailout. This in turn meant that we were a bit rushed for the start and did not get the side of the course that we wanted. So, it was a split tack start with the Italians taking the left side of the course, while we went right. Mascalzone Latino took advantage of the shift at the top of the course and were off. They just extended their lead from there to win.

In the other matches, Synergy beat ALL4ONE, BMW ORACLE Racing defeated Emirates Team New Zealand and Mascalzone Latino also won over Synergy.

It was a good day for the Italians who moved into third place on the leader board, while ALL4ONE and Synergy are now tied for fourth.

Tomorrow, we will race ALL4ONE. A win in that race gives us a chance to get through to the semis.