Oct 5, 2012

AC45s @SF (October): Ainslie, Fast learner.

He struggled on his debut, but yesterday he seemed quite confident, although he still has to let go the tiller extension downwind! He will have a better grab and control, as I saw he was trying to get a comfortable handling, he even fix it at a one time, but continued 'fighting' with it.

This seems a minor detail, but with this guy being so good, and having this rapid learning curve, more control will be just more problems for the rest of the fleet.

More info at americascup.com

AC World Series San Francisco Fleet Racing Championship
1. J.P. Morgan BAR (Ben Ainslie) 1-3
2. Oracle S (Jimmy Spithill) 8-1
2. Artemis Red (N Outteridge) 4-4
2. Oracle C (Russell Coutts) 3-5
5. Emirates TNZealand (D Barker) 2-8
6. Artemis – White (T Hutchinson) 10-2
7. Energy Team (Loick Peyron) 6-7
8. Team Korea (Peter Burling) 5-9
9. LR Piranha (Chris Draper) 9-6
10. China Team (Phil Robertson) 7-10
11. LR Swordfish (Iker Martinez) 11-11

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