Thursday, August 26, 2010

AUDI Medcup - Cartagena Trophy - Day 2: No racing due to lack of wind

It's been a disappointing day in Cartagena as the most pessimistic weather forecasts became a reality. After holding the fleet ashore for almost two hours, the race committee tried to find, unfortunately in vain, a spot with some decent breeze in order to set a race course. The breeze never passed the 4-knot barrier and as a result they called off racing for the day.

Tomorrow Friday, the GP42's will try to hold their first races while the TP52's will drop their scheduled coastal race for more windward-leeward races. Unfortunately, that might not be an easy task as a heatwave originating from northern Africa is affecting Spain. In fact today was the hottest day of the year so far and it won't get any cooler before next week.

Caja Mediterráneo Region of Murcia Trophy - Day 2
1. TeamOrigin (GBR), 3+1= 4 points
2. Matador (ARG), 1+4= 5
3. Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL), 4+2= 6
4. Luna Rossa (ITA), 2+7= 9
5. Synergy (RUS), 8+3= 11
6. Artemis (SWE), 5+6= 11
7. Quantum Racing (USA), 9+5= 14
8. Audi A1 powered by ALL4ONE (FRA/GER), 6+8= 14
9. Bribón (ESP), 7+11= 18
10. Bigamist 7 (POR), 11+9= 20
11. Cristabella (GBR), 10+10= 20

Quantum Racing's Ed Reynolds. Cartagena, 26 August 2010. Sander van der Borch: Photo copyright Sander van der Borch / Artemis

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At 6:59 PM, Blogger WetHog said...

Team Orafice at the top of the leader board? Holy crap! Then again, how long will that last?

At 7:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

is wethog an anagram for total dick?

At 9:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wet Hog
Why don't you try and find some help. There ae people out there.

At 10:12 PM, Blogger WetHog said...

@7:51 PM

How about wet dick ya douche.

At 4:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WetHog... you idiot. You clearly consider yourself to be the authority on all things that are even slightly tied to the Americas Cup. You are, without a doubt the biggest idiot of all the idiots that I find myself subjected to on this otherwise interesting site. I wish you would pull your head out of your ass and move on. Why on earth cant you find it in yourself to praise a team like Origin for achieving some good points for once. Good on them for keeping the game real. Seriously what is your problem. Did you get fired from Oracle and turned down by Origin I wonder???

At 5:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wet hog, do you need any help?
do you have a real hobby?
any friends?
lonely at home?

try to meet people, invite some friends (if possible)and have a brake or take a massage ....

At 7:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wetlog you twat.

At 7:47 PM, Blogger Liz24 said...

'how long will that last?' well, with a 3rd, 2nd and 1st in Cartagena today; top of the leader board in this regatta and third overall in Audi Medcup.

For first timers in Audi Medcup, sounds pretty damn good to me. Way to go Team Origin

At 8:51 PM, Blogger WetHog said...

Well it would seem I have developed a fan group of sorts. How nice. Having said that, you trolls can piss on BMWO whenever you want, but I have a little fun at Team Orafice's expense and I am somehow in the wrong? Hypocracy is all around me.

So come at me with all the names you want. It's the internet, who gives a shit?

As for Team Orafice and their current "hot" streak in Cartagena, based on their self-generated hype I hope they win this event. And if they don't I hope they don't bitch out and blame their loss on the boat.


BMWO entered one, yes 1, Audi MedCup event in 2008 with a brand new boat and they won it. I believe it was in Marseille. Not bad either right?

PS: I am not from Europe so it is impossible for me to consider myself the authority on anything. As a "dump ass redneck from the good old US of A" I have a full grasp on reality and I have embraced the concept of oral hygene and bathing everyday.

At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooooooooo WetPants. All a bit bunched up arent we! Calm down girl.
If only you were good enough to be on one of the teams you so love to pretend to be the authority on perhaps you would not feel the need to be so bitter and cynical.
Please do us all a favour and go away and post your bias, pathetic opinion on that crap U.S of A site ... sailing anarchy.

At 10:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"you trolls can piss on BMWO whenever you want"
But WetPants...None of the other posts on this thread even mention BMWO... what are you talking about?

At 12:48 AM, Blogger WetHog said...

@10:49 AM

Do a little research on archieved posts dating back before AC33 and get back to me. You'll understand.

And I thought I made myself clear about it being impossible for me to claim to be an authority on anything. I'm an arrogant Yank.


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