Monday, March 15, 2010

Reunited in Auckland

While many of the BMW ORACLE Racing team have dispersed to all corners of the globe to get some rest and spend time with family, a handful are racing again in Auckland at the Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta.

And today, congratulations go out to Brian 'Puck' MacInnes (CAN) and his ALEPH teammates, including trimmer Thierry Fouchier (FRA). On Monday morning, the ALEPH team, struggling at the bottom of the Louis Vuitton Trophy leaderboard, shocked the previously undefeated Emirates Team New Zealand squad, earning a big win on a breezy morning in Auckland.

"Finally, we had a couple of breaks go our way," Puck said. "We had the start we wanted, took an early lead, and sailed well the rest of the way."