Bruno Peyron and the Stena Sovcomflot team have won the Oops Cup
Bruno Peyron and the Stena Sovcomflot team won all four races in Sopot, Poland today becoming winners of Nokia Oops Cup 2005 with one race to spare.
The Swedish/Russian team didn’t even have to win today’s races to secure their overall victory, but the duo Bruno Peyron and Steve Ravussin know only one speed: Full on. The thousands of people that had shown up on the pier outside Sopot got to see the trimarans in full action under a clear blue sky.
Commenting Bruno Peyron said: “It’s never as easy as it looks, but today we did all the right moves and Steve Ravussin really found the groove as tactician. That’s also the reason Roger Nilson and I chose to work with Ravussin and his boat. It’s important to get a person on board that really knows the boat. When we only have a few weeks to prepare for these kind of races we never get the chance to get to know the boat as good as we would like to, says Peyron.
HiQ with Klas Nylöf on the helm took second place in today’s races in Sopot, while Knut Frostad and Team Academy came third.
Sopot City Race
1) Stena Sovcomflot, Sweden/Russia, Bruno Peyron, 4 points
2) HiQ, Sweden, Klas Nylöf, 12 p
3) Academy, Norway, Knut Frostad, 12 p
4) TietoEnator, Finland, Thomas Johanson, 15 p
5) Nokia, Sweden, Magnus Olsson, 17
6) Bonduelle, Poland, Gotek Zibi, 26 p
Nokia Oops Cup (after 10 of 11 races)
1) Stena Sovcomflot 15 points
2) Academy 23 p
3) HiQ 28,5 p
4) TietoEnator 40,5 p
5) Nokia 42,5 p
6) Bonduelle 51,5 p