“Battleship” fined twice

On Thursday, after a calm day of the regatta 52 Super Series in Menorca Sailing Week back in work mode. In light winds 10-13 knots three races were held, the results of which “Battleship” moved from third to fifth position.

Watching these races, it was hard not to wonder: “Battleship” was fined twice (in the first and second races) when bent around the top of the sign. The situation seemed similar but were actually different. If in the first race of “Battleship” was fined for violating the rules of “right-left tack” (going on port tack, did not yield to the boat starboard tack) and independently performed a u-turn, the second, a little virtalis on the top sign, the team tried to hold on to diffraction and as a result on the sign and piled on, got the penalty and rolled to the end of the fleet.

In the end, in the first half of the day, the team under the Russian flag added just 18 points “uphill” move in the standings with the third line to the sixth. To the start of the third race the crew was able to concentrate and after a good start “Battleship” at the first sign was the second. Next, the team retains the position.

“In fact, during the two days of racing, five races held, we twice showed a high result, that is, was the first yesterday and second today, and this is the first stage of the season after missing a year, analyzes the day Alberto Barovier, – left to avoid the annoying errors that significantly complicate our position in the standings”.

Thanks to a good third race in the overall standings Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week after the third day of “Battleship” goes the fifth. In the leading group has also changed. The winners of the previous season, the American Quantum Racing have been at the top and one point ahead of the Italian Azzurra, which, in turn, shares the second line with the Turkish-British Provezza. German Platoon moved into fourth place.

Results Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week

Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week

Alex Fat
PR-Director of the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg

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