This is what they said on Day 5.
Marcus Wieser, tactician of Hatari (GER) in ClubSwan 50:
“With only one race to go we will see what happens, if we have a chance to hold them back and tack on them I am sure we will, and if we give them a chance I am sure they will do the same to us.”
Michele Paoletti, tactician Farstar (ITA) in ClubSwan 36:
“We made a bad first upwind and then were lucky with one of the course changes that it worked for us, we climbed back into the fleet. And on the last downwind we lost one point on our direct rivals Farstar so you feel that heavily but we won the second race. So we will see what we can do tomorrow. It is all open and I am happy we are in the game. I don’t think we sailed so well this week, I made some mistakes as a tactician so we are still there and tomorrow is a big day.”
Andrea Visintini, tactician of Scugnizza (ITA) in BMW ORC 3
"It is nice to be going into the last day with a big lead but we had a tough day yesterday and this class is very tight with some good boats, today it all worked out fine but all the time the results are down to just seconds here and there. Tomorrow we still need to be careful, sail consistently."
Adrian Hoesch, crew member of Red Bandit (GER) in BMW ORC 1 class:
“It was the strongest wind of the regatta so far and that helped us as we were quicker then than the DK46s when we were planning downwind. We had two good starts, got into good positions and that meant we could get a second and a first, so we are really happy. I think we are in a good position for the last day, we are happy. Today we just kept it simple, we made sure we got clean starts, sailed as easy as possible and stayed out of trouble and hopefully tomorrow we can do the same, we need to not get nervous, have no crazy ideas, get the boat ready early.”