Friday, August 24, 2007

Lack of wind cancels all races at Portugal Trophy

[Source: Breitling Medcup] After a long day trying to stay in the shade, out of the fierce sunshine, whilst the flags around the Marina of Portimao flew only gently, racing at the Portugal Trophy for the Breitling MedCup TP52 Circuit has been called off for the day.

Whilst that theoretically strengthens Valle Romano Mean Machine’s position at the head of the Portugal Trophy fleet of 19 TP52’s with a 15 points lead, skipper-helm Peter de Ridder is disappointed not to have gone racing today:

"It is a pity. More races would get us another discard. And we feel that as we are on a roll with our mojo working we would like to have been able to go out and take our chances, so it is a shame not to race today. We certainly want races and it is not about winning here but about the overall series."

"I hope we can get two tomorrow but I think it will be one if we are lucky."

"It doesn’t color our opinion of this venue, s**t happens. When you have two weather systems fighting each other as you have here this is the result. But we are really excited about next year’s program. Another breezy venue like Cadiz would be great next for a change."



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