Louis Vuitton Trophy-Auckland

Light winds held the boats at the dock again today with the first start getting off at 1215. The Southwesterly wind filled in nicely at 8-14 knots and we were able to run all the four matches by 1800.

On Artemis we had a better day beating the French team, Aleph by a comfortable margin. The French miss timed their approach to the start and Terry Hutchinson did a nice job of capitalizing on that for us. We then tacked on Aleph all the way up the first windward leg….12 or 14 tacks…by the first mark we had a 5 boat length lead. We stretched form there and won comfortably.

In the other matches, Mascalzone Latino had an excellent start over Emirates Team New Zealand and led at the first windward mark. But a mistake down the first run cost them the lead, then their jib halyard broke and that made things easy for Emirates Team New Zealand.

In the next match, Azzurra and Synergy were even off the start and Azzurra used the starboard tack advantage through 5 or 6 intersections to slowly take the lead at the first mark and they went on to win.

In the other match of the day, the Brits beat ALL4ONE.

So the scores after two flights are:
Team New Zealand and Azzurra with 2 wins
ALL4ONE, Artemis, Aleph and Origin with 1 win
Mascalzone Latino and Synergy with 0 wins.

Early days still!

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