Thursday, December 02, 2010

Monsoon Cup - Day 2: Preview

Greetings from Kuala Terengganu, home of the Monsoon Cup. First of all, my apologies for the lack of updates on the opening day but a terrible cold knocked me down. Things are shaping up better today for me but not weather-wise. The storms have passed through after a heavy downpour during the entire night but wind conditions are still fickle. It's no secret the Monsoon Cup is tricky but as Cameron Dunn said in the race against Phil Robertson that's the beauty of it because it creates interesting situations.

The race committee is out trying to set up a course and hopefully they can get going relatively soon. Mathieu Richard will be seating out of the first two flights (4 and 5) but his day will be tough, to say the least. Starting in flight 6 he's scheduled to face Ainlsie, Gilmour, Radich and Swinton. After a painful first day there is no doubt at all the Frenchman is under a lot of pressure.

Prestart of the race Peter Gilmour vs Phil Robertson. Kuala Terengganu, 1 December 2010. Video copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing

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At 5:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

boring boring boring. Lets see some boats going fast! Lets see some real boathandling! Perhaps multihulls.

At 7:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

........and the WMRT CEO thinks that having the heart rate of the sailors available to the spectators will make the show interesting and the WMRT committee happy. No comment. We have reached the bottom of the bottom.The fact that 57 potential cities are interested in this WMRT boring show is all fake and BS.


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