Strong Mistral winds, no racing today. Azzurra in second place
Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:53 PM
It was Mistral again today. After blowing at 40 knots earlier in the day, the wind died down a bit but was still too strong for going out to race and the 52 fleet stayed at the docks in front of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. After going out to check the conditions and after carefully evaluating the day’s forecast, the 52 Super Series’ PRO Maria Torrijo said: “The forecast was too optimistic. I don’t know why, but the wind hasn’t died down like we expected.
The average was about 27 knots but a bigger problem are the gusts at 32 knots and more. Even though this Class doesn’t have a wind speed limit and I can decide at my discretion after checking the wind and the sea state, together with the Race Committee we have decided that it’s better to wait for tomorrow when conditions are forecast to be perfect and we will be able to get three races in.”
So the scoreboard remains the same with Azzurra in second place just one point behind Sled. There are no less than 4 teams tied for points for third place and these are: Bronenosec, Alegre, Quantum and Phoenix.
Tomorrow racing will begin at 11:00 AM. The forecast calls for light Mistral winds at 12 to 18 knots.
Racing will resume tomorrow at noon CEST with windward leeward races that can be followed live with commentary in English on the App and on the websites www.52superseries.com and www.azzurra.it. The entire event will be covered on Virtual Eye. Updates in real time will be on Azzurra’s Facebook page and the best photos will be on Instagram at:https://www.instagram.com/azzurrasailing/
Audi 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week after 3 races
1. Sled (USA) (Takashi Okura) (1,2,6) 9 pts.
2. Azzurra (ARG/ITA) (Alberto/Pablo Roemmers) (3,5,2) 10 p.
3. Bronenosec (RUS) (Vladimir Liubomirov) (4,10,1) 15 p.
4. Alegre (USA/GBR) (Andrés Soriano) (9,1,5) 15 p.
5. Quantum Racing (USA) (Doug DeVos) (5,3,7) 15 p.
6. Phoenix 11 (RSA) (Tina Plattner) (6,6,3) 15 puntos.
7. Platoon (GER) (Harm Müller-Spreer) (8,4,4) 16 p.
8. Provezza (TUR) (Ergin Imre) (2,7,8) 17 p.
9. Gladiator (GBR) (Tony Langley) (7,8,9) 24 p.
10.Team Vision Future (FRA) (Jean Jacques Chaubard) (10,9,11DNF) 30 p.
52 Super Series Provisional scoreboard
1.Azzurra, (ARG/ITA) (Alberto/Pablo Roemmers) 143 p.
2.Platoon, (GER) (Harm Müller-Spreer) 154 p.
3.Quantum,(USA) (Doug DeVos) 159 p.
4.Bronenosec,(RUS) (Vladimir Liubomirov) 163 p.
5.Provezza,(TUR) (Ergin Imre) 176 p.
6.Alegre,(USA/GBR) (Andrés Soriano) 189 p.
7.Sled,(USA) (Takashi Okura) 211 p.
8.Phoenix,(RSA) (Tina Plattner) 218 p.
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.
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