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Azzurra won't race as Mistral winds shut down Audi Sailing Week

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AP pennant over Alpha flag means no more racing today
AP pennant over Alpha flag means no more racing today

Porto Cervo, September 24, 2019

No races today in Porto Cervo because strong Mistral winds have put a damper on day one of the Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week.

Mistral winds at an average of over 25 knots with gusts up to 40 and building meant that today’s two windward leeward races were abandoned at the Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week.

Azzurra’s navigator Bruno Zirilli, had these words: “Too bad that we didn’t race today, but it was the right call. The wind is really strong and very gusty, it doesn’t make sense to sail and take risks on day one. Tomorrow’s forecast calls for mistral winds tomorrow at 15 to 25 knots. If that’s what we get then we can probably recover at least one of today’s races.”

The first warning signal has been moved up an hour tomorrow to 11:00 AM so that the fleet can get three windward leeward races instead of the planned coastal race if conditions allow it.

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52 SUPER SERIES 2019

Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week, 
May 21th - 25 th, Menorca, Spain.

Puerto Sherry 52 Super Series Royal Cup, 
June 18th - 22th Cadiz, Spain.

Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week, 
July16th - 20th Cascais, Portugal.

Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2019, 
August 25th - 29th Mallorca Spain.

Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week, Porto Cervo
September 23th - 28rd Sardinia, Italy.

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AZZURRA
Pablo and Alberto Roemmers - Owners
Guillermo Parada - Skipper, Helm
Santiago Lange - Tactician
Bruno Zirilli - Navigator
Giovanni Cassinari - Mainsail
Mariano Caputo - Bowman
Juan Pablo Marcos -  Midbow
David Vera - Pitman
Grant Loretz- Trimmer
Ciccio Celon - Trimmer
Mariano Parada - Trimmer
Gabriel Marino - Grinder
Alejandro Colla – Grinder
Nicola Pilastro - Grinder
Pedro Rossi- Boat Captain
Coach: Guillermo Baquerizas
Sail performances: Gonzalo Ramos Vertiz

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