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Mediterranean Training Mates Meet for First Time

Day One Racing - Le Defi Bouygues Telecom-Transiciel

In racing today, Mediterranean neighbours France and Spain square off on the first match of the day on the Atlantic course (Blue-6).

The French boat 6e Sens (FRA-46) will meet Brava España (ESP-47).

The second match is San Francisco’s undefeated AmericaOne (USA-49) against the radical Swiss boat be hAPpy (SUI-59).

The third race on the Atlantic Course is the Honolulu boat Abracadabra 2000 (USA-54) sailing against the San Diego boat Stars & Stripes (USA-55).

On the Pacific Course (Green 6), the opening race of the morning will be between Italy’s undefeated Luna Rossa (ITA-45) and the Australian boat Young Australia 2000 (AUS-29).

The second race on the Pacific course is the New York Yacht Club’s double-winner Young America (USA-53) versus the Japanese boat Asura (JPN-44). America True from San Francisco has a bye and will resume racing this afternoon.

After a quick lunch break, racing will resume on the blue and green courses. On the Atlantic Course in Match 1 of Race 4, Young Australia meets Abracadabra. In Match 2, FAST 2000 sails against Young America. In Match 3, Nippon goes up against as-yet undefeated AmericaOne.

Observers in the press corps are already looking forward to this match.

Afternoon racing on the Pacific Course calls for Stars & Stripes to race Luna Rossa and America True to meet up with 6e Sens. Brava España has the bye for the afternoon racing.

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