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Sea Dubai keeps Artemis at bay to remain unbeaten for second day

Home side continue exploits after recording five wins on opening day

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 00:00 February 24, 2010
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Supplied
  • Three days of Fleet Racing will mark a return to competition at the Maktoum Sailing Trophy tomorrow with hosts Sea Dubai continuing to impress.

Dubai: Sea Dubai enjoyed a second-straight day's success in the waters off Dubai International Marine Club Tuesday when they beat the Terry Hutchinson skippered Artemis to hold on to their position as the only unbeaten side in the match racing phase of the competition.

Markus Wieser's men had enjoyed a string of five straight wins on the opening day on Monday and they carried their form into yesterday when going about their business against Hutchinson's men on the second day of the Maktoum Sailing Trophy which got the 2010 RC44 Tour Championship off to a bright start for the home side.

Three victories

Sea Dubai dominated against Cereef, Aqua, No Way Back, Katusha and Austria on the opening day. BMW Oracle and Puerto Calero Islas Canarias have three victories each and are joint third alongside Cereef, No Way Back and Katusha. Meanwhile, Artemis, are on four points, two short of Sea Dubai, with four wins in the bag. Aqua and Austria occupy the bottom two spots on the table in that order.

Hutchinson said: "On these seas, you can really lose it if you don't start well. We know we cannot make any new mistakes and we mustn't make any old mistakes. These are early days and the level of racing is very high."

There will be no competitive racing during today's practice day, but racing will resume tomorrow with three days of Fleet Racing.

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