Originally Posted by Melrna
If Puma loses this leg there will be blood. Ken Reed should be fired from Captain of this team. No excuse to lose this leg. It was handed to him on a silver plater. For Telefonica the axiom of "Never give up"! is one for the history books.
I don't know. He made a nice job winning those 50Nm on Groupama, putting both boats on a Match race. I guess that after being in the lead (with Groupama) he played conservatively trying to sort things out with Groupama through sailing and not by a strategic option that could turn wrong.
Then Groupama lost the mast and he thought that he had won the race and concentrated in playing conservatively and in not making mistakes. I guess he never thought that the Spanish could really come close.
Well, he was wrong. They won more 10
Nm and are now only at 19Nm with 260Nm to race.
I think the Spanish, that have made a perfect course in what regards strategy, still have a slight advantage in what regards their position regarding the wind but now the wins are going to be smaller. As I have said, it is going to be a close call