Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Two wins in a row for Quantum in Portimao

[Source: AUDI Medcup] As the later afternoon breeze clocked into the north west and built to produce excellent racing in 13-17 knots of wind Quantum Racing also won the second race of the Portugal Trophy regatta, leading from the windward mark to the finish. Bribon gained on the second downwind to pass Emirates Team New Zealand on the final run to take second place.

With the windward mark closer in to the shore, at the western corner of the bay off Alvor, the gain was to the right by the west extension of the Praia Rocha beach. Quantum Racing (USA) made another strong start which allowed them to tack early and lead around the windward mark with Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) second.

Second victory for Terry Hutchinson and Quantum. Portimao, 19 August 2009. Photo copyright Richard Walch / Audi MedCup

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