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Dubai, UAE - 2010-11-23

They needed a win, and the ALL4ONE crew got it against Artemis today, winning a beautiful race that the French-German team leaded from A to Z.
This victory lifts them to the semi finals, which will take place next Friday (Nov. 26). The format will be the first to reach two wins on the semis. Tomorrow the team will enjoy a well-deserved day off (the first one in 15 days!), and on Thursday the six teams will take part to fleet races with the four ACC boats.
The other teams reaching the semis are BMW Oracle Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand and Mascalzone Latino. The draw for the semi finals duels will be announced on Thursday.

Sebastien Col, Helmsman: « The contract is fulfilled. We are in the semi finals. We needed one win out of the two matches today, and we managed to get that in the first match against Artemis, getting the two points for victory and leading to the semi finals. Then we had another match against Emirates Team New Zealand, but the result didn’t really count any more. Our main goal was to avoid any collision and the penalty points going with it on that event. So we really stayed away from the Kiwis, without any focus on winning that race. »

Jochen Schümann, Skipper: « We lost our second race against Emirates Team New Zealand, but this race was not important any more. The crucial one was the first one that we had to win, which made us move to the next round in the semi finals, that was our goal here in Dubai. We knew what we had to do and we had a good plan: we wanted to be in phase with the breeze early, that’s why we tacked straight at the start in order to be in phase with the wind shifts. It became a nice race from there, because once you’re in phase you obviously gain a little bit everywhere, and you feel more and more comfortable. We’re all happy and proud today to go to the next round. The team sailed quite well during the two Round Robins, even if we didn’t win all the races we wanted and could won, but whenever we were behind we were probably the team that was the closest to our opponent, so we kept pushing and showed there was quite some potential. We hope to have a chance now to show that in the semis »

Results Day 9 –

Round Robin 2
Race 1: Emirates Team New Zealand def Synergy, 01:18
Race 2: BMW Oracle Racing def Mascalzone Latino, 00:51
Race 3: ALL4ONE def Artemis, 00:22
Race 4: Emirates Team New Zealand def ALL4ONE, 00:45

Round Robin 2 final results
BMW Oracle Racing 8
Emirates Team New Zealand 8
Mascalzone Latino 6
Synergy 2
Artemis Racing 0

Round Robin 1 + 2 final results
BMW Oracle Racing 17
Emirates Team New Zealand 12,5
Mascalzone Latino 8
Synergy 6
Artemis Racing 5

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Stephanie Nadin

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