Egnos 52 Super Series Cascais Cup: Day 3
Thursday, October 13, 2016 8:04 PM
Egnos 52 Super Series Cascais Cup
The boat of the day, Bronenosec-Gazprom, mooves good steps forward in the ranking.
Cascais, October 13th, 2016 - The good results of the last two events of the 52 Super Series made it evident that the crew of Bronenosec-Gazprom had the potentiality to do great things.
After a start in the EGNOS 52 Super Series Cascais Cup that was not of the easiest, with two eighth places scored in the first day and with no racing due to adverse weather conditions yesterday, today the yacht helmed by Vladimir Liubomirov showed all of its potentialities.
With a wind that was at first shifty, so much that it forced the Race Committee to raise the AP Flag, two races were eventually sailed with a breeze blowing from North-West around 6-9 knots.
The crew of the yacht carrying the colors of Saint Petersburg Yacht Club literally dominated the first race of the day, taking advantage in the best way possible of a slight shift in the wind pressure that allowed them to race a perfect downwind leg, where it became also possible for Bronenosec-Gazprom to get in front of Azzurra, until that moment on top of the fleet, and to leave Quantum Racing, that today earned the overall success in 2016 52 Super Series, in third position.
Race number four, second of the day, was concluded in fourth position by Bronenosec-Gazprom, after a race whose results were uncertain until the very last moment, with the boats on top of the fleet approaching the finish line extremely close the one to the other. This second good result in a row granted Bronenosec-Gazprom the title of Boat of the Day for today.
The crew expressed the satisfaction for today's results through the words of Francesco Mongelli, navigator of the team that, once back on the dock, declared: "It was a great day for us: we are all really satisfied about the results scored. The first one was a great victory, earned thanks to the good boat handling and some intelligent call during the first downwind leg. In the second race we were fighting for the leadership, but we loose some positions in the final leg: it can happens, especially when you compare yourself with opponents that leave nothing to the case. But, again, it was great to be among the leaders of the fleet and to know that you can loose or earn something. We hope to find the same determination also tomorrow in order to improve our ranking".
After the races of today, Azzurra is still holding the leadership of the event (12), tackled by Quantum Racing (12) that overwhelmed the gap of disadvantage accumulated in the first day of the EGNOS 52 Super Series Cascais Cup and by Sled (14). Bronenosec-Gazprom is now fifth (21), just one point behind Platoon (20).
For tomorrow Race Committee plans to run three races.
In Cascais, Bronenosec Gazprom is sailed by Vladimir Liubomirov (owner-driver), Michele Ivaldi (skipper-strategist), Adrian Stead (tactician), Francesco Mongelli (navigator), Victor Serezhkin (backstay), Paul Westlake (mainsail trimmer), Claudio Celon (trimmer), Zack Hurst (trimmer), Emanuele Marino (grinder), Pietro Mantovani (grinder), Andy Fethers (pitman), Alex Kulakov (floater), Michele Cannoni (mid-bow) and Alberto Barovier (team manager-bowman). Coach Francesco de Angelis coordinates the team activity, while the shore team is led by FrancescoBinetti Pozzi.
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The season of Bronenosec Sailing Team is supported by Gazprom, Garmin, FSE Robline, USail and Meteowind.