Prada: Quote From Cristian Griggio
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
OCTOBER 12, 2002
QUOTE FROM CRISTIAN GRIGGIO
Cristian Griggio, pitman on Luna Rossa, said today at the end of the race against OneWorld Challenge: "It's been a cold and humid day. We knew we were going to face the only team who is still left unbeaten in this first Round Robin and we wanted to be the first to win one point on them. We did our best and were able to sail close to USA 67 throughout most of the race. It was a hard fought match. At the first mark rounding we had a tough luffing session where we tried to impose a penalty on USA 67. We both took some risks, sailing into the spectator boats and photographers' fleet close to the top mark. During the third beat upwind the Americans caught a good wind shift and were able to extend their lead on us. From then on they didn't leave any doors open for us and were able to complete the final run with a comfortable lead".
CALENDAR FOR TOMORROW - OCTOBER 13
RACE 6 - matches postponed from October 8 due to light winds Match 1 Le Defi FRA 69 versus Stars & Stripes USA 66 Match 2 Oracle BMW Racing USA 76 versus OneWorld USA 67 Match 3 Wight Lightning GBR 70 versus Mascalzone Latino ITA 72
CALENDAR FOR OCTOBER 14
RACE 5 - matches postponed from October 7 due to light winds Match 1 Oracle BMW Racing USA 76 versus Orn SWE 63 Match 2 Luna Rossa ITA 74 versus Mascalzone Latino ITA 72
Official Suppliers Prada Challenge 2003: Enervit (active nutrition). Fabianelli (pasta). Makita (power tools). Saima Avandero (transport). Sanpellegrino (mineral water and soft drinks). Technogym (fitness equipment).
Corporate Technology Partners Prada Challenge 2003:
PTC Parametric Technology Corporation (engineering design and analysis software). SGI Silicon Graphics, Inc. (computer systems).
Official Technology Partners Prada Challenge 2003:
CEI Computational Engineering International (engineering visualization software). ICEM-CFD Engineering (mesh generation software).
Service Providers Prada Challenge 2003:
Dantec Dynamics (solutions for flow measurements). Green Marine Ltd (boat building and composite technology). INSEAN The Italian Ship Model Basin (experimental fluid dynamics).