Luna Rossa dominating the race day in Venice
May 19, 2012 Leave a comment
After making his debut in front of the Lido, the fleet of the America’s Cup World Series has moved on the race course inside the lagoon of Venice, more exactly in the stretch of sea off the Riva degli Schiavoni and San Marco Square. The two tests of the fleet, played before thousands of spectators that surrounded the race course, were won by the crew of Luna Rossa. “Today was a really great day for us, almost impossible to do better – said Max Sirena once back in Arsenal – Nevertheless, we must hold high the concentration. We’re just beginning and there are still many points available. We must live day by day, trying to give our best. ” The skipper of Luna Rossa was impressed by the number of spectators both on the ground, as the edge of the course: “The Italians love to sail, like the America’s Cup Luna Rossa.
It ‘s been really amazing to see how many people were gathered for these races follow: thousands of spectators who have literally besieged the race course. I can not wait to see what will happen tomorrow and Sunday. ” While the weather has continued for almost perfect, with the heat that has been blowing from 8 to 10 knots, to make it difficult for the crews was the racing closer than usual, so that the teams were forced to a number tacks and gybes unprecedented. Despite this there have been many penalties, imposed by the umpire for offenses relating to exceeding the boundaries of the field. “The physical effort required by this race course pushes you to the limit – has highlighted the Emirates Team New Zealand skipper, Dean Barker – At the end of each test, the boys are completely exhausted.” At the end of the day, the crew leader was confirmed by Energy Team who took advantage of the second test to pull four points Luna Rossa Swordfish, which the company was able to support Loick Peyron’s men top the standings with to success in today’s first race
Match Racing Championship – Program Saturday, May 19
The winners of the quarter-finals, played yesterday, have advanced to the semifinals to be held tomorrow afternoon at the end of the two fleet races that will open the program.
For the semi-final clash – duels to the best of three tests – will be racing against Artemis Energy Team Spithill and ORACLE TEAM USA against Luna Rossa Piranha.
The losers in the quarter-finals were ranked from fifth to ninth place in the Match Racing Championship, as defined in the Notice of Race.
5. Emirates Team New Zealand
6. Team Korea
7. Luna Rossa Swordfish
8. ORACLE TEAM USA Bundock
9. China Team