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La Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy - 2010-05-29

Very nice win today for team ALL4ONE on the Louis Vuitton Trophy-La Maddalena, as the French-German team defeated Emirates Team New Zealand. It is also an important point for ALL4ONE and the general ranking of the Round Robin at this stage of the competition.

The match of the day:

Good start from the French-German team, which started ahead in the middle of the line on starboard, just ahead of the Kiwis on their weather hip. ALL4ONE helmsman Sebastien Col gradually inched ahead and his lead increased as a problem with the jib occurred on ETNZ. The Kiwis used an alternate jib on the second weather leg but failed to make any gains, and ALL4ONE kept control of the race.

Sebastien Col, Helmsman: “We have sailed a nice race today, first with a good start, then rounding the mark ahead and controlling our lead until the finish line. This nice victory today means for us that we will have a good finish in the Round Robin, where we still have two more matches to race to fine tune some details for the rest of the competition.”

Jochen Schümann, Skipper and Strategist: “we are very happy to win this point. It was a kind of a “bonus” point for us, as we have been a bit lucky because the Kiwis had a problem with their sail and couldn’t really sail fully trimmed on after the start, so that helped us a little bit to defend our position after the start, (where we had a good position and a little lead), but we probably couldn’t have crossed in front of them if they had been sailing full speed. So we took the advantage and were leading on the top mark. We defended well from there, and no doubt that we could win this point.”

ALL4ONE has two more matches to race in the Round Robin against Artemis and Aleph.

Results Day 8 – Round Robin
Race 1 : TeamOrigin wins by 37 sec over Luna Rossa
Race 2 : Azzurra wins by 15 sec over Synergy
Race 3 : Artemis wins by 15 sec over Azzurra
Race 4 : SYNERGY Russian Sailing Team def. Artemis, retired
Race 5 : ALL4ONE wins by 21 sec over Emirates Team New Zealand

Round Robin provisional results
Synergy 5
Artemis 5
Emirates Team New Zealand 4
TeamOrigin 4
Mascalzone Latino 3
Azzurra 3
Luna Rossa 2
BMW Oracle Racing 1
Aleph -2

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Stephanie Nadin

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