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Dubai, UAE - 2010-11-16

Here we go, finally! ALL4ONE has started to score points on the Louis Vuitton Trophy – Dubai, winning today its two first points against the Italian team, who is also the Challenger of Record for the 34th America’s Cup: Mascalzone Latino. Work and patience have paid back as Jochen Schümman had predicted it, and the French-German team is tonight 3rd on the provisional ranking, as well as Synergy and Artemis who also have 2 points.
ALL4ONE will sail against Russian team Synergy tomorrow for Round Robin day 4.

Philippe Mourniac, Navigator : « It was a perfect day. After training days, which went really well, we were feeling good. Unfortunately, the two first days against Emirates Team New Zealand and BMW Oracle Racing have not been good, even if it was tight. After yesterday’s disappointment, we were all hoping to score a point today. Two is even better! »

Jochen Schümann, Skipper : « The Italians made two individual mistakes that helped us a little bit. First one, when they were over the start line early (in race 1), and the other time was when they had a bad jibe, where they nearly broke the pole. These were opportunities we used to be at the lead and to defend the lead successfully. We missed our chance to be in the final in La Maddalena, so hopefully we will make enough points here in the earlier rounds to progress to the semi-finals, having a chance to get to the finals. »

Kelvin Harrap, Coach : « We sailed really well today. I think it is very rewarding as a coach when you see the improvement. We still made some little mistakes and there is room for improvement, which in some ways is a good thing, but the team did a lot of things right today, which was fantastic. They particularly sailed very well downwind today. Their jibes were better than anyone else out there. And tactically Jochen and John did a great job. I think the future looks good for this team. »

Carlo Castellano, Grinder: « it’s always difficult as all the teams here are really good. So to win, you need to be good, and to have a little bit of luck too, which was the case today. We made them do a mistake in race 2 when they lost their spinnaker pole in the water, as we put them a bit under pressure, and we took advantage of it. So finally the good results came, after two days with no point but sailing well. Now we will try to get more points in the days to come. Tomorrow is another day, and there is still a long way to go.»

Results Day 3 – Round Robin 1
Race 1: ALL4ONE def Mascalzone Latino, 00:22
Race 2: BMW Oracle Racing def Synergy, 00:58
Race 3: ALL4ONE def Mascalzone Latino, 00:13
Race 4: BMW Oracle Racing def Synergy, 00:15
Race 5: Artemis def Emirtaes Team New Zealand, 00:21
Race 6 : Mascalzone Latino def Synergy, 00:15

Round Robin 1 provisional results
BMW Oracle Racing 6
Emirates Team New Zealand 2,5
Artemis Racing 2
Synergy 2
Mascalzone Latino 1

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Stephanie Nadin

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