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5 July 2005, 10:52 am
Pisco Sour-Leche Pascual Extends Lead
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Breitling MEDCUP 2005
Valencia, Spain

After five victories in eight races sailed in Valencia, Pisco Sour-Leche Pascual confirmed her leading role in the Breitling MEDCUP ranking and as TP52 champion in the Trofeo de La Reina, which just finished in Valencia.
In today's race at the start, Lexus, got into a collision with Atalanti, skippered by Paul CAYARD, which had to retire due to damage on the hull. Despite the disastrous start, Lexus, skippered by Russell COUTTS, with Peter ISLER and Mark REYNOLDS in the afterguard, managed to recover and climb to third. Meanwhile, Pisco Sour controlled the fleet from beginning to end, finishing 41 seconds in front of Caixa Galicia, who was second after a great downwind run on the last leg.

Vasco VASCOTTO, expressed his joy after the team's excellent performance during the whole week. 'The boat, a Botin&Carkeek design built by Longitud 0 in Castellon, Spain, has been really fast as well, but although everything seemed to be very easy it has been hard, and it'll be harder in the next event. When you start to win it seems you keep winning once more for a roll, but we all know that's not possible to do all the time.'

'We had a pretty bad start, we were looking for a place to tack and we saw that Atalanti appeared to be tacking so we thought we had a good spot to tack, and I don't know if he saw that we were in the manoeuvre, but didn't quite get out of the way and we were caught with the only option of getting behind them but obviously it didn't work,' said Jann NEERGAARD, from Lexus-Quantum. Despite the collision, neither Russell COUTTS nor Paul CAYARD lodged a protest.

Results - Top Five

Pos Nation Boat Name Skipper Points
1 SUI LECHE PASCUAL Vasco VASCOTTO 102
2 ESP LEXUS QUANTUM Russell COUTTS 89
3 ESP CAIXA GALICIA Roberto BERMÚDEZ DE CASTRO 86
4 GRE ATALANTI XV Paul CAYARD 81
5 ESP BRIBON S.M. Don Juan Carlos de Borbón 73
Miriam Torres. Image: Pisco Sour-Leche Pascual© Event Media
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