Quick chat with Silvia Sicouri
Today’s morning race was again won by Billy Besson and Marie Riou from France, who are continuing to extend their lead at the Nacra 17 Worlds 2013 in The Hague. Most of this second final race however, they were behind the Italians Vittorio Bissaro and Sylvia Sicouri, who eventually finished second. A quick calculation shows that they have climbed up the leader board. They have taken over the third position overall (provisional), after Ben Saxton and Hannah Diamond (GBR) in second and Billy Besson and Marie Riou in first.
“We had a very good start and we had decided to go to the right side of the course. It was the right choice, because the wind turned to the right. When we sam that the fleet was behind, we went back to the left to cover the fleet. We arrived first at the top mark with a 100 meters lead. The French were second and they are really quick both upwind and downwind. We tried to stay first, but they have low points, so it is fine to finish second. We are happy about it.”
“I like not to think about the results yet. It is about the race and having fun, the results come I hope.”
“Our goal was to finish top ten. We didn’t expect to do so well. There are a lot of really good teams and it has been a long time since we raced against France and the Netherlands. There were not in Kiel and we weren’t in Medemblik, so we didn’t know what to expect from the speed. Obviously, there are not the usual Dutch conditions and usually we are a bit more confident with more wind, so we are happy with our performance in the light breeze.”