Quote From Francesco De Angelis
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
OCTOBER 31, 2002
QUOTE FROM FRANCESCO DE ANGELIS
At the end of toady's racing Francesco de Angelis, skipper of Luna Rossa, said:
"We sailed two tough races today in quite shifty wind conditions. In both matches there have been changes in the lead that left the outcome of the races open right until the very end. A simple mistake would have easily compromised our final result. I am very satisfied with the way the boat went and how the crew performed, I wish to congratulate all the team.
“We still have two races to go before the end of Round Robin Two. We will face two very fast and strong teams. They will certainly be interesting matches that will give us the opportunity, once again, to assess our level of preparation, both from a technical point of view and in terms of crew performance".
The Race Committee has revised tomorrow's racing schedule. Luna Rossa ITA 74 will have a bye in the morning and will race Alinghi SUI 64 in the afternoon.
CALENDAR FOR TOMORROW - NOVEMBER 1
8 OF ROUND ROBIN TWO - Off Luna Rossa ITA 74
Match 1 Wight Lightning GBR 70 versus Orm SWE 73
Match 2 Le Defi FRA 69 versus OneWorld USA 67
Match 3 Alinghi SUI 64 versus Oracle BMW Racing USA 76
Match 4 Mascalzone Latino ITA 72 versus Stars & Stripes USA 66 *
FLIGHT 4 OF ROUND
ROBIN TWO, MATCHES POSTPONED ON OCTOBER 29
Match 1 Oracle BMW Racing USA 76 versus Stars & Stripes USA 66
Match 2 Wight Lightning GBR 70 versus Le Defi FRA 69 *
Match 3 Alinghi SUI 64 versus Luna Rossa ITA 74
* Matches of the day broadcasted live on TV.