Storms Disrupt 52 SUPER SERIES Cascais
Published on October 12th, 2016
Cascais, Portugal (October 12, 2016) – After a long delay waiting for the breeze to build and settle racing at the EGNOS 52 SUPER SERIES Cascais Cup had to be abandoned today after one upwind and part of a downwind. A big, heavy rain squall blew through, bringing a shift in the wind direction of 100 degrees, upending the race course.
The race officer quickly made the decision to abandon the contest. A further wait was finally ended when it became obvious that the leaden, dark rain clouds were continuing to play havoc with the breeze for the foreseeable future.
If conditions allow then the race management team will try to complete three races tomorrow and Friday, with racing to conclude on Saturday, October 15.
With three days of the 2016 season left, Quantum Racing have a lead of 63 points with a maximum of 70 points left were they to finish all the possible remaining races.
“We really are not thinking in these terms at all,” Quantum Racing skipper Ed Baird commented. “I guess there are a lot of different calculations you can do. There are catastrophic things that could happen which of course we hope won’t happen. But we are close and it is exciting. What we are doing right here right now is only thinking about winning this event. We are looking to claw our way into the lead and have three solid days ahead of us.”
Day Two Standings (2 races)
1. Azzurra, ITA (Pablo/Alberto Roemmers ARG) (1,1) 2pts
2. Quantum Racing, USA (Doug DeVos USA) (4,2) 6pts
3. Provezza, TUR (Ergin Imre TUR) (3,4) 7pts
4. Sled, USA (Takashi Okura USA) (2,6) 8pts
5. Rán Racing, SWE (Niklas Zennström SWE) (7,3) 10pts
6. Gladiator, GBR (Tony Langley GBR) (6,5) 11pts
7. Platoon, GER (Harm Müller-Spreer GER) (5,7) 12pts
8. Bronenosec, RUS (Vladimir Liubomirov RUS) (8,8) 16pts
9. Phoenix, USA (Richard Cohen USA) (9,9) 18pts
10. Alegre, GBR (Andrés Soriano USA) (10,10) 20pts
The EGNOS 52 SUPER SERIES Cascais Cup will take place from 11-15 October, with races starting at 13:30 CEST every day.
2016 52 SUPER SERIES Calendar
52 SUPER SERIES Scarlino Cup
Scarlino, YCS, May 25 – 29.
Settimana delle Bocche
Porto Cervo, YCCS, June 28 – July 2
52 SUPER SERIES Portals Sailing Week
Puerto Portals, CRPP, July 25 – 29
TP52 World Championship
Mahon, CMM, September 14 – 18
52 SUPER SERIES Cascais Cup
Cascais, CNC, October 11 – 15.
Source: 52 Super Series