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April 20, 2012updated Feb 07, 2013

Corum-Sponsored Energy Team Places Fourth America’s Cup Series Race

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

New York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

At the 4th stop of the America’s Cup World Series, which took place in Naples between the 7th to 15th April, Antonio Calce hosted more than 10 French journalists to share 48 hours of energy and passion in a city for which he has a particular affection.

It was in a fraternal environment that the guests had the chance to discover the city of Naples, to enjoy a sailing experience and also to share unique moments with the Corum family.

This stage was distinguished also by the sports performance. Once again, Energy Team experienced the podium and is ranked 4th in the current general classification.

Antonio Calce: Napoli is a place that is held dearly close to my heart and I am very pleased to have this chance to let my friends from the French press discover this city more intimately. I can state unequivocally, that enthusiasm was at an all time high and that Energy Team offered an intense sailing show that fostered this feeling. Filled with lots of sporting performances and warm memory exchanges, our journalists came back ready to share the CORUM experience with the greatest number of people. »

This Sunday was Big Sunday with the most important race in the AC World Series since the start last Wednesday in Naples. A final that was wide open because of the cancellation of Saturday’s two races and the weighting given to the final fleet race today. Energy Team, who finished this race in fourth place, also end up in fourth place in the overall rankings. We look back at this race, which was tricky to say the least, because of some very light and variable winds out on the race course in Italy.

Yann Guichard: “The final day was difficult, but rather like the rest of the week, in fact, with variable winds and squalls. This was an event, where we were able to see some great moments. We end up in fourth place in the fleet race and fifth in the match racing, which is not that bad for the final rankings. We saw the Italians achieve a great win here and they have certainly showed their strength. It’s fantastic for them to achieve this success in Italy. The standard is now much higher than last season and the competitors are getting closer together. We have seen that we can do it, in spite of our slight lack of training. We need to keep at it and train harder to be more consistent by the end of the season, so we can be up with the frontrunners and get on the podium in Venice where Loïck will be taking the helm and I’ll be the coach.”

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Bruno Peyron: “It’s been a week with its ups and downs, some disappointments, as for everyone and a fantastic race win on Friday. Overall, we’re moving in the right direction. It’s perfect for the Italians to have won on their home ground. With this fourth place here in Naples, we have moved up to third in the overall rankings in the Fleet Races since the start of the year. We know that we still have work to do and that there is room for improvement. The team is very united and there’s a good spirit, with everyone remaining calm on board, whatever is happening. We can do better and we won’t be satisfied getting third or fourth place. We still have a little psychological hurdle to clear to show that we can win. That is what we need to show in Venice.”

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