Azzurra: Nearing completion for 2015 TP52 season
Published on January 30th, 2015
The new 2015 version of the TP52 Azzurra is rapidly nearing completion at the King Marine shipyard in Valencia. In preparation for the next TP52 Super Series, the deck has been mounted on the hull and sea trials are expected to begin in 50 days
In less than 2 months a brand new Azzurra will be launched for the highly professional 52 Super Series, the most competitive and technologically advanced regatta series for monohulls. For the 2015 season eight new yachts including Azzurra are expected to compete. All boats have been built and designed to the new TP52 Class Rules, specifically designed to enhance performance. The rules allow for larger sail area and deeper keels combined with lighter displacement. The 2015 52 Super Series will see fourteen teams competing, a number that is growing steadily.
The new Azzurra is the third YCCS TP52 and is heir to the previous Azzurra’s series of victories: circuit champion in 2012 and currently first runner up. Like the version before her, the new Azzurra has been designed by the Spaniard Marcelino Botin and is under construction at King Marine in Valencia. Miguel Costa is project manager.
“Today, after 12,000 hours of work, we have attached the deck to the hull. We are just fifty days from completion and it has been an important day for Azzurra 2015,” said Costa, clearly happy with the boat’s progress.
The 2015 season will see Azzurra debut at Palmavela (Palma de Mallorca Ap. 30th to May 3rd.) After this test event her official participation in the 52 Super Series circuit will begin May 8th in Valencia. Her full racing calendar is online at www.azzurra.it
TP52 AZZURRA 2015: TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
LOA: 15,85 m.
Beam max: 4,42 m.
Draft: 3,50 m.
Displacement: 7000 kg.
Mainsail area: max 98m2
Headsail area: max 66m2
Gennaker area : max 270m2
Video published on Jan 27, 2015. Video and photos by Jesus Renedo/Azzurra.