The Audi Sailing Week at Porto Cervohas was a roller coaster ride for the top sailors so far in the 52 Sup Series event.
The waters of Sardinia were not very helpful for the champions of last year Quantum Racing. They are languishing at the bottom of the leaderboard after an infringement at the finish line.
The first day of the 52 Super Series saw the popular side and world champions Platoon get a bad experience of life in very good sailing conditions. They were over the start line in the first race of the day and had to settle for the last position. The German crew has 22 points from three races. This is the same points that they were able to muster during the Scarlino World Championships last month that helped them to win the event.
Quantum Racing did bounce back and they are known for this. They will be more accomplished in the races following a bad day or outing. This is what happened to them in the Kiel Week as well. They were able to gather maximum speed on the ‘b’ of ‘bang’ and then there did not have to look back. They won the race 2 from the French team by 150 meters.
The best bounce back boat of the day was Quantum Racing. The owner and driver of Quantum Racing, Doug DeVos said that the crew members are really good and are capable of putting the mistakes behind them and move forward. This is what helped them to get back into the contest and to finish the day in the 6th position overall.
DeVos acknowledged that the racing was tough and was very close. They were happy to get a lead in the first race. The 2nd race was tough and closely fought one. There is a lot of pressure in such races, but he has no complaints about it.