Quantum lead cut by Matador in TP52 World Championship
Thursday 07 October 2010
An emphatic win in the 28-mile coastal race by the Argentinian yacht Matador pushed them up to second overall in the TP52 World Championship and cut the lead of America’s Quantum to just one point.
Defending a title it won last year, Matador is being driven by Alberto Roemmers Jr, taking over from Guillermo Parada when winning the fifth and final regatta of the Audi MedCup series in Sardinia less than two weeks ago.
The race also produced a good result from the British entry Cristabella, with ‘Chuny’ Bermudez at the helm finishing second on a line inside the America’s Cup harbour.
In a race which offered few passing lanes, Johnny Vincent’s Pace and Tony Langley’s Weapon of Choice, where former Olympian Stuart Childerley has joined the crew, again just about kept in touch but were eighth and ninth, as they are overall.
The series continues with inshore races on Friday and Saturday.
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