May 17, 2009

Ishares Cup 2009: Venice Final Day


All photos: Ingrid Abery www.ingridabery.com

Pics: www.ingridabery.com

From iSharesCup.com:
- After 17 races completed Gitana Extreme - Groupe LCF Rothschild wins the iShares Cup Venice event - BMW ORACLE Racing finish second, Renaissance (Oman Sail) third - Light winds, heavy tension - Fantastic show with boats flying hulls just metres away from the race village

In details:
Great starts, impressive speed and flawless manoeuvres allowed Yann Guichard's crew to shine on the racecourse since Day 1 at the iShares Cup Venice, taking the lead yesterday after 10 races... Winning the first one today, the French team proved omnipresent in the leading group, making very few mistakes and gradually capitalising on points to move closer to final victory after each race. The wind direction today forced the Race Committee to set-up oblong courses leaving few tactical options to the skippers, and more than ever winning the first mark was key - any hesitation or imperfect placement on the startline was immediately sanctioned by a costly result. Show-wise, it was absolutely perfect with the boats coming under gennaker, flying a hull, just metres away from the race village!


Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Pts
Gitana Extreme-Groupe LCF R 2 2 1 10 4 2 1 2 2 6 1 2 2 9 5 1 3 140
BMW ORACLE Racing 1 5 4 2 3 1 9 4 5 2 6 3 5 7 8 9 2 120
Renaissance 5 1 5 5 9 4 4 6 4 1 9 4 1 1 2 6 9 113
Masirah 7 8 3 1 1 6 3 1 1 10 8 7 6 3 4 4 7 111
Groupama 40 9 4 2 4 DSQ 9 7 9 6 5 4 1 8 2 1 2 6 102
BT 4 7 9 6 8 7 8 5 7 4 5 5 4 6 9 5 1 97
LUNA 6 3 7 7 6 3 6 10 9 8 7 6 3 5 3 DNF 5 88
Holmatro 3 6 10 3 2 8 5 8 3 3 10 8 9 10 7 3 8 84
iShares 8 9 8 8 5 DNF 2 3 8 7 3 9 7 4 6 8 4 84
Ecover 10 10 6 9 7 5 10 7 10 9 2 10 10 8 10 7 10 48

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