Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fast and furious

After the relatively sedate pace of racing at the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Sardinia, the RC44 Copenhagen Cup took off like a rocket on day one, with many of the same names and faces enjoying the great, if cooler, racing conditions.

PRO Peter Reggio - yes, the one and the same - was able to complete 28 matches today, over half of the round robin for the ten boat fleet.

BMW ORACLE Racing, with Larry Ellison as skipper, and team '17' skippered by James Spithill, are both sitting on identical 3 and 3 records following completion of the day's racing. 

"We had a couple of good and not so good races today," said Russell Coutts, who is tactician for Ellison on the BMW ORACLE Racing boat. "Tomorrow is another day."

And a big day at that with BMW ORACLE Racing scheduled to face team '17' - Ellison versus Spithill. Stay tuned for tomorrow's report on that one..

In the meantime, Gilles Martin-Raget was braving the cool conditions on the ├śresund today to get these images.