Sunday, April 04, 2010

Team Origin win their class at RORC Easter regatta

[Source: Team Origin] Today was the third and final day of racing at the RORC Easter regatta and finally the wind and sun both played ball and delivered some great racing conditions. The two scheduled races were done and dusted by 1400 and TEAMORIGIN managed a further two race wins taking victory in the Super Zero class.

Mike Sanderson, Team Director, summed up TEAMORIGIN’s involvement in the event, “It’s been huge value for TEAMORIGIN to be here, we’ve had everything from 10 to 30 knots! When we showed up a few days ago our manoeuvres were pretty rough around the edges and by the last race today we were starting to make it happen as a team, for sure a very important team building exercise for us all. The Solent, as ever, has proven itself to be a great training ground with its variety of tides, conditions and wind strengths. Many thanks to RORC and all the other competitors for making this such a great event and a special thanks to Charles Dunstone for the loan of his boat ‘Rio’.”

So what’s next for TEAMORIGIN? The match racing team of Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy, Christian Kamp and Matt Cornwell head off to the first event in the World Match Race Tour which takes place in Marseilles, France, and starts on 6th April 2010.

For the rest of the team, they have a short break and time to re-group before heading to Portimao in Portugal for a week’s training in their own new TP52, between 1st and 6th of May and then on to compete in the Audi Med Cup first event taking place in Cascais, Portugal starting on 11th May 2010.

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