Win on a Mistral

Emirates Team New Zealand has won the Sardinia Trophy of the Audi MedCup series off Sardinia making it two in a row after their win in Marseilles. The bush was on fire along the coast and the New Zealanders were on fire on the water. They started with a clean sweep of three wins on the opening day and posted a 3, 1, 2 on the last to complete a performance marked as much by consistency as power. There are boats as fast and crews as good out against them, but much more prone to mistakes and gaffes. Team boss Grant Dalton said there was a sense of relief, rather than euphoria, pervading through the team. “It was a difficult regatta,” Dalton said. “The boys were talking about it on the way in. The wind was all over the place so it I feel relieved more than anything, now we have won it.” The team next races at Portimao in Portugal in August.

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