Race 3 – Tina Plattner Steers Phoenix to Victory
Tina Plattner and the crew of Phoenix won Race 3 of the Zadar Royal Cup to move up to second overall behind regatta leaders Luna Rossa, which finished fifth.
In the light NW’ly breeze of around 10kts Phoenix started well and were able to, again, work the right side of the course on the first upwind, gaining control early. At the top mark they led Azzurra and Quantum Racing with Platoon in fourth.
Azzurra could not hold their position and then fouled Paprec on the approach to the second top mark, dropping to finish tenth. Gladiator, second overall going into this race, were closed out at the committee boat end of the start line and had to make a big, late duck that left them 11th up the first beat. Platoon narrowly got the better of Quantum Racing to finish second to lie third overall.
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