Tuesday, June 1, 2010

And now we wait

BMW ORACLE Racing has done its part today with two wins from two starts to complete the Round Robin at 3-6. In the first match, skipper James Spithill and tactician John Kostecki dominated the prestart against Mascalzone Latino, getting two penalties on helmsman Gavin Brady before the start gun had even fired.

In the second match with Azzurra, there were no penalties, but another strong pre-start saw BMW ORACLE Racing cross the starting line with a nice lead they would hold all the way around the track.

Now the team is keeping a close eye on the Azzurra / TeamOrigin match. A win by the British would allow BOR to make the quarterfinals...

Here's what skipper Jimmy Spithill had to say following today's race.

He went on to say the sailing team would move from here, back to the RC 44 circuit before returning to ACC competition against TeamOrigin in Cowes at the beginning of August and then back at the Louis Vuitton Trophy in November. 

And, like many of the sailors here, Jimmy said he thinks there's room for improvement in the format of the LVT events, which see a lot of down time for the crews with only two of 10 teams racing at once. "It's been interesting to see how the event has been run. I think there need to be some changes, some improvements, but it's exciting to think about what we could make of these events."