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Dubai, UAE - 2010-11-18

Round Robin 1 concludes today with one win and one loss for ALL4ONE against Swedish team Artemis.
Round Robin 2 will start tomorrow after a last race between Emirates Team New Zealand and Artemis to finish Round Robin 1. ALL4ONE will race each of its competitors one more time in the second round, but each win will now mean two points. Everything is possible, and all teams will fight hard to get a spot in the semi finals of Louis Vuitton Trophy – Dubai.
ALL4ONE will race its first match in the Round Robin 2 against Mascalzone Latino.

Sebastien Col, Helmsman : « We chose the left of the race course for our first match against Artemis. I think it was the right choice as there was more wind. But unfortunately for us, we were already in a left shift right after the start, that we have not been able to use, which put us straight away a bit behind. But we did a solid race, putting a lot of pressure on them all the way till the finish. This race was really tight but over from the beginning for us. Then we prepared ourselves well for the second race, where we chose the left hand side again, but this time, it worked! We also managed to keep the lead in the first downwind leg, where we were really close. We worked a lot on that last night with our coach, and our teamwork paid back. We will remain very focused, even if we will have a bit of extra pressure for each coming match, given the fact that points will count double now. We have to keep on sailing well, not doing crazy things we would want to try. We all know it is all about details, and it is up to us to do as few mistakes as possible to win the matches we need to reach the semis. »

Matti Paschen, Spinnaker trimmer : « We lost race 1 very close. We were behind the whole time but we were able to catch up downwind. We kept gaining thanks to a hard crew work (well done to our grinders team) and kept it really close, especially in the last downwind run, but the finish came up too early, so we ended up behind. Race 2 was much better. We were in a marginal lead at the top mark, and rounded it with low speed. But we managed to keep the inside, and obliged them to take the left side of us. From there we kept gaining till the finish. Now it’s getting more important, every race counts double, so it’s important to win races in this second round. We have to keep becoming better and better and hopefully it pays off. »

Results Day 5 – Round Robin 1
Race 1: Synergy def Emirates Team New Zealand, 00:14
Race 2: BMW Oracle Racing def Mascalzone Latino, 00:41
Race 3: Emirates Team New Zealand def Synergy, 00:33
Race 4: BMW Oracle Racing def Mascalzone Latino, 00:45
Race 5: Artemis def ALL4ONE, 00:05
Race 6 : ALL4ONE def Artemis, 00:37

Round Robin 1 provisional results
BMW Oracle Racing 9
Emirates Team New Zealand 4,5
Artemis Racing 4
Synergy 4
Mascalzone Latino 2

Stephanie Nadin

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