Freitag, September 08, 2006

Newport, R.I., USA (September 7, 2006) – Light and shifting winds brought massive changes to the leader board on day two of the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship. Mascalzone Latino put together the best scores for the day, coming fourth place in the first race and second in the next, and earned the Boat of the Day, sponsored by Trade Partners New England Boatworks, Hall Spar, and New England Ropes. That scoreline put Vincenzo Onorato’s (Portoferrio, Italy) team at the top of the scoreboard, four points ahead of Jim Richardson’s (Boston, Mass./Newport, R.I.) similarly consistent team on Barking Mad. Flash Gordon suffered a difficult day after making bad starts off the line, although Helmut Jahn’s (Chicago, Ill.) two victories the previous day are sufficient to keep him in third overall.
Russell Coutts, the tactician on board Mascalzone Latino, explained the thin line between success and failure in this hard-fought 38-boat fleet. "Today we had some breaks, some good starts, and if you can get off the line cleanly it puts you in the top 15," he said. "From there it’s a battle. We didn’t make any big mistakes, whereas yesterday I didn’t manage that second race very well. I allowed myself to get pinned out to the left and we rounded fourth to last. In a fleet this size you just can’t afford to get pinned out to the wrong side." - Complete report:
Results (after Day Two; top ten of thirty-eight):
1. Mascalzone Latino, Vincenzo Onorato, Portoferrio, Italy, 2-26-4-2, 34 points 2. Barking Mad, Jim Richardson, Boston, Mass/Newport, RI, USA, 10-14-6-8, 38 3. Flash Gordon, Helmet Jahn, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 1-1-26-15, 43 4. Nerone, Mezzaroma/Migliori, Rome, ITA, 3-16-21-5, 43 5. Fresh Guidance, Simon Williams, Greenwich, Conn., USA, 24-9-7-6, 46 6. Ichi Ban, Matt Allen, Sydney, AUS, 4-22-17-4, 47 7. Norwegian Steam, Eivind Astrup, Oslo, Norway, 9-21-19-1, 50 8. Opus One, Wolfgang Stolz, Franfurt, Germany, 20-2-3-25, 50 9. Le Renard, Steve Phillips, Annapolis, Md., USA, 6-33-11-3, 53 10. Alinghi, Ernesto Bertarelli, Valencia, ESP, 5-3-30-17, 55
Complete results: