Matador triumph in gentler breeze, Airis win GP42 opener
Alberto Roemmer's Matador (ARG) won the fourth race of the TP52 Series' Region of Sardinia Trophy as Synergy stole a close second place from Artemis on the finish line.
With the sea breeze much gentler than forecast, at times as light as five to six knots, Matador and Artemis laid the foundations for their success off the start line as they both earned the early advantage from the wind bend on the left side on the first half of the beat.
Regatta leaders Emirates Team New Zealand saw their margin shrink to three points after finishing fifth, an able recovery considering they rounded the first mark in eighth place.
In the GP42 Series’ first race here in Sardinia an Italian 1,2 was lead by Airis ahead of Roma 2.