Sailing back to form
Emirates Team New Zealand “are back to their best” according to the Telegraph’s Kate Laven, dominating the 29 Audi MedCup circuit with 23 podium positions from 35 races. With a maximum of 16 races left in this year’s circuit, Emirates Team New Zealand are firm favourites to take the title in their first attempt. The Team has now made it three regattas in a row winning the Portugal Trophy. Grant Dalton’s team was back to their best despite some dramatic wind shifts in the coastal waters off the Algarve. “We are back on track, making really good starts and sailing fast upwind – we definitely have a speed edge in those conditions,” said navigator Ray Davies.