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Carella and Faleh Al-Mansoori impress in XCAT qualifying

Chris Davies on 25th November 2016

There was quite a strong wind blowing across the Breakwater at the start of the session to determine pole position for Race 2 of the Abu Dhabi Cup.

XCAT’s 55 and 33 were the first on to the choppy course and Alex Carella and Faleh Al-Mansoori carded the target lap of 3min 05.980sec that was soon surpassed by Victory 33’s time of 3min 04.637sec.

Team Abu Dhabi 55 later posted a stunning run of 3min 03.811sec to move in front of Victory 33’s Salem Al-Adidi and Eisa Al-Ali.

Alex Carella said about his new partnership with Faleh Al-Mansoori;

We are speaking a lot now and we have found a great rhythm together.

The duo went on to set an even faster lap of 3min 02.794sec.

The boat (55) is very fast and nicely balanced.
Now the times are really good.
There is some wind, but it’s okay.

XCAT Racing – Qualifying for Race 2 of the Abu Dhabi Cup

1. Team Abu Dhabi 55 – Alex Carella (UAE)/Faleh Al-Mansoori (UAE) – 3min 02.794sec

2. Victory 33 – Salem Al-Adidi (UAE)/Eisa Al-Ali (UAE) – 3min 04.637sec

3. Raheeb 17 – Abdullatif Al-Omani (KWT)/Ahmed Al-Suwaidi (UAE) – 3min 13.521sec

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