To Quantum Racing προηγείται την 1η μέρα του Quantum Key West 2013

Το Quantum Racing, με τον ιδιοκτήτη του στο τιμόνι, τον Doug DeVos, είναι πρώτο μετά τις δυο ιστιοδρομίες της 1ης μέρας του Quantum Key West 2013. 
KEY WEST, FLORIDA - JAN 2013. Photo by Xaume Olleros/52 Super Series
Τα έξι TP52 έκαναν 2 όρτσα πρύμα με ασθενείς ανέμους, 6-9 κόμβους, και οι δυο μεγάλοι αντίπαλοι το Quantum Racing και το Azzurra κέρδισαν από μια ιστιοδρομία έκαστο. 
Το Azzurra ξεκίνησε δυνατά στην 1η κούρσα διάλεξε τη σωστή μεριά της εκκίνησης και του στίβου και κέρδισε μπροστά από το Gladiator και το Interlodge που ακολούθησαν. Στην 1η κούρσα το Quantum βρέθηκε από την εκκίνηση μόνο του κοντά στην επιτροπή που όπως αποδείχτηκε δεν ήταν η ευνοϊκή πλευρά, και με πολύ δουλειά από το πλήρωμα κατάφερε να πάρει την 4η θέση.
Στην δεύτερη κούρσα της ημέρας το Quantum οδήγησε από την αρχή ως το τέλος, αναντίρρητα κέρδισε τον αγώνα με διαφορά 5 μηκών από το δεύτερο σκάφος που ήταν το Ran, τρίτο τερμάτισε το Gladiator. 
Το άτυχο σκάφος της 1ης μέρας ήταν το Azzurra που μετά την καλή αρχή στην 1η κούρσα, στάθηκε άτυχο και έμπλεξε.
KEY WEST, FLORIDA - JAN 2013. Photo by Xaume Olleros/52 Super Series
Από την εκκίνηση της 2ης κούρσας φάνηκε ότι δεν ξεκίνησαν καλά μιας και ένας λάθος υπολογισμός τους έφερε σε μια δύσκολη θέση ανάμεσα στο Quantum και το Rio και αναγκάστηκαν να κάνουν σταματήσουν και να κάνουν τακ για να καθαρίσουν τον αέρα τους. Αλλά αυτό δεν ήταν το μόνο τους πρόβλημα, στην #1 σχεδόν ακινητοποιήθηκαν καθώς έπιασαν ένα σκοινί από ένα παραγάδι για αστακούς. Χρειάστηκαν δυο προσπάθειες από τον David Vera, μέλος του πληρώματος, για να ξεμπλέξει το σκοινί που είχε μπερδευτεί από την πλώρη κάτω από την καρίνα και κατέληγε στην πρύμνη. Και παρά την ταχύτητα που εκτέλεσαν την επιχείρηση απεγκλωβισμού (το είχαν κάνει προπόνηση μερικές μέρες πριν) έχασαν πάνω από 400 μέτρα και φυσικά βρέθηκαν στην τελευταία θέση μιας και δεν μπόρεσαν να επανακάμψουν. Τελικά κατάφεραν να κρατήσουν την 3η θέση στην γενική και όπως μας είπε και ο Vasco Vascotto τουλάχιστον για δείπνο έφαγαν ριζότο αστακού. 
KEY WEST, FLORIDA - JAN 2013. Photo by Xaume Olleros/52 Super Series
Ο Vascotto είπε: "Χάσαμε 400 μέτρα από όλα τα σκάφη, δεν ήταν δυνατό να επανέλθουμε. Έτσι είναι μερικές φορές κερδίζεις μερικές χάνεις. Αλλά τουλάχιστον απόψε θα έχουμε ριζότο με αστακό, πολύ νόστιμο και πολύ Ιταλικό. Ο πρώτος αγώνες ήταν τέλειος, ο Guillermo οδήγησε τέλεια το σκάφος και είδαμε ότι έχουμε τη δυνατότητα να κερδίζουμε αγώνες. Αλλά πρέπει να αποφύγουμε τις φασαρίες, να ξεκινάμε καθαρά και μακρυά από τα παραγάδια, αν μείνουμε μακρυά από τρέλες είμαι σίγουρος αύριο θα κάνουμε καλύτερη δουλειά."
Το άλλο σκάφος που εντυπωσίασε με την απόδοση του ήταν το Gladiator, που με σταθερή απόδοση, μια 2η και μια 3η θέση, το έφεραν στην 2η θέση της γενικής να ισοβαθμεί με τους πρώτους Quantum Racing.
Αναλυτικά τα αποτελέσματα παρακάτω:
52 SUPER SERIES. Quantum Key West 2013:
Race 1

  1. Azzurra
  2. Gladiator
  3. Interlodge
  4. Quantum Racing
  5. RÁN Racing
  6. Rio
Race 2
  1. Quantum Racing
  2. RÁN Racing
  3. Gladiator
  4. Interlodge
  5. Rio
  6. Azzurra
Overall after two races:
  1. Quantum Racing 5pts 
  2. Gladiator 5pts
  3. Azzurra 7pts
  4. RÁN Racing 7pts
  5. Interlodge 7pts
  6. Rio 11pts
Quotes:
Tony Langley (GBR) owner-helm Gladiator (GBR): 

KEY WEST, FLORIDA - JAN 2013. Photo by Xaume Olleros/52 Super Series
“We are pleased with Day 1 we have made some gains from the changes that we have made. We have a new keel and we have Ross Halcrow trimming who is as good as it gets. The breeze was a little bit streaky but when you have trimmers of that quality they make you look good. It is my first time here and I am loving it.”

Ed Baird (USA), skipper-tactician Quantum Racing (USA):  

“ We did not show our best effort in the first, light airs race. The first start was not great but we thought it was more even on the course and that the right was not going to be as bad a place to be. And early it wasn’t, we were gaining a little to start and then it all fell apart and the left was the place to be but by the time we got across it was too late. That was the way it was going to go.
KEY WEST, FLORIDA - JAN 2013. Photo by Xaume Olleros/52 Super Series
The second race Andy Horton did a great job feeding me information what was happening medium term with the breeze. And we were able to play to that from there. Azzurra chose to come and start alongside and they were just a little bit late and really we were just rumbling along, they tried to tack underneath us and it was just a little too late to do that. They left us with a little space, they were a little pinned down by Gladiator so they did not really have a lot of choice in what happened.
I am very excited for Doug DeVos, he is always asking us what he can do better. We are trying to ask the same questions of ourselves, but I think that is the light weather day and it will be different from here on. We will see how it goes. But it was a beautiful day.”

Vasco Vascotto (ITA), tactician Azzurra (ITA): 

KEY WEST, FLORIDA - JAN 2013. Photo by Xaume Olleros/52 Super Series
 “The first race was good the second very bad. Unfortunately we were not in a position to take the first shift but still at the top mark we were close to the top boats but unfortunately as we hoisted the kite five seconds later we had caught some lobster buoys. It was difficult but we made a good manoeuvre to get downwind and drop the spinnaker a bit and get a man in the water, we did not see the line the first time we went in the water and so we needed to go back in the water again. And so we lost about 400 metres to everybody and from there is was very difficult to come back. This is the way of class, sometimes you win sometimes you lose. But tonight we have risotto with lobster, very good, very Italian.
The first race was just perfect though, good crew work, good wind shifts, Guillermo drove the boat very well and so overall we know that we have the possibility to win races. But we need to stay away from trouble, to start clean, away from lobster pots, stay away from crazy stuff and we are confident tomorrow we make a better job.”

Adrian Stead (GBR) tactician RÁN (SWE): “It was a tricky day. We put ourselves a bit behind off the start line on the first race and we did not get back into it. The second race was better we did not quite manage to lead Quantum at the windward mark. There was potential to do that but we did not just get bow forward on them enough to do so and they just managed to stop us from tacking at the mark and then they lead us all the way around. We are pleased to get that second. We have a few things to work on after the first race. We needed to be bit more prepared for the start. Overall for us there were some opportunities missed today. But it just goes to show, we did not need much more to have equalled Quantum as boat of the day.”

Manouch Moshayedi (USA) owner-helm Rio“ We had a great start in the first race, and felt really good lined up with everyone in the first beat of that race. Gladiator just got around us at the top mark, and they pushed the mark sideways, but when I shot up to miss it, the transom swung and hit the mark. So, we did our turn, but it didn’t hurt us too badly. We have been used to racing around other boats of different sizes, so it’s taking awhile to get used to being in a pack like this close to the other boats. But its really great, and we’re looking forward to learning every day. For the second race we were in a debrief and didn’t realize the sequence had started, so we were a little caught out and didn’t have a good start. After that there were not many opportunities to then get back at the leaders.”

Kris Matthews (USA), Bowman and Boat Captain, Interlodge (USA): “We are super happy with the day, our first in the SuperSeries, and never having mixed it up with these guys before I think we did really well. Austin did a great job off the start line, especially in the first race where things fell into place nicely [and we boxed out Quantum at the boat end]. The boat is really fast, and we held our own in the corners, so we feel really confident going into the rest of this week.”
To Quantum Racing προηγείται την 1η μέρα του Quantum Key West 2013 To Quantum Racing προηγείται την 1η μέρα του Quantum Key West 2013 Reviewed by Panos Douros on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Rating: 5

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