12th of July, 2012

Game on at Royal Cup

Let’s get ready to rumble was the message from Audi Azzurra Sailing Team tactician Vasco Vascotto ahead of the second day of racing in the Royal Cup at Palma, Mallorca on Thursday.

Vascotto said his Italian/Argentinian team will be searching for improvements in Palma Bay today after finishing second and third in the opening day’s racing on Wednesday to sit third on the overall regatta rankings.

We’re quite happy, we didn’t lose too many points, but we are waiting for better moments.

Defending champions Quantum Racing are leading the Royal Cup on three points after finishing first and second, while Rán Racing are second with four points after holding nerve in the second race to win and posting a third in race one.

With so few points separating the top three Vascotto is confident his team, who are positioned second on the overall 52 Super Series, can improve their rank.

We are very confident, no worries at all, and we are ready to fight.

Obviously the very best sailors are here, so it’s not a big problem to be behind by a few points on the first day.

You are not allowed to make many mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes, but we try to minimise our problems and we try to gain when the others make mistakes, we are ready for that.
Vascotto, world champion in multiple classes

Racing starts at 1300 local, 1100 UTC. Check out all the action with Virtual Eye and live commentary, just follow the links on the 52 Super Series homepage.

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