No Wind Today at 52 SUPER SERIES

Published on September 19th, 2018

Valencia, Spain (September 19, 2018) – Although the sea breeze came tantalizingly close to providing racing for the 11 boat TP52 fleet at the 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week, a long afternoon on the water proved to be in vain as the race officer sent the fleet back to the Marina de Valencia dock at a little after 1630hrs.

Very light and unstable breezes made it impossible for the Racing Committee to get racing underway despite several attempts to set up a course. A breeze from the northeastern gradient conflicted with a sea breeze from the southeast and the resulting conditions were too weak and unstable for racing.

An occasional puff at about 7 knots would get the teams hoping, but after just a few minutes it would die down again after shifting over 30 degrees left or right. Finally, the AP over Alpha flags were hoisted signaling no more racing.

The lack of competition today works in circuit leaders Quantum Racing’s favor. With a maximum of three days of racing left their overall lead of 26 points looks even better at the end of today than it did this morning.

Day Two Results (2 races)
1. Platoon (GER) (Harm Müller-Spreer) (1,4) 5 p.
2. Azzurra (ARG/ITA) (Alberto Roemmers) (2,3) 5 p.
3. Luna Rossa (ITA) (Patrizio Bertelli) (6,1) 7 p.
4. Phoenix (RSA) (Hasso/Tina Plattner) (3,6) 9 p.
5. Alegre (USA/GBR) (Andrés Soriano) (4,5) 9 p.
6. Quantum Racing (USA) (Doug DeVos) (8,2) 10 p.
7. Sled (USA) (Takashi Okura) (5,10) 15 p.
8. Gladiator (GBR) (Tony Langley) (7,9) 16 p.
9. Paprec (FRA) (Jean Luc Petithuguenin) (11,7) 18 p.
10. Onda (BRA) (Eduardo de Souza Ramos) (10,8) 18 p.
11. Provezza (TUR) (Ergin Imre) (9,11+ 2 penalti) 22 p
11. Provezza (TUR) (Ergin Imre) (9,11+ 2 penalti) 22 p


52 SUPER SERIESEvent detailsFacebook

Racing at the Valencia 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week is planned for September 18 to 22 with all of the action broadcast live with commentary and expert analysis throughout each race. Shows start 15 minutes before racing is due to begin. Details here:

2018 52 SUPER SERIES Overall Standings (after 4 of 5 regattas):

The 52 SUPER SERIES is established as the world’s leading grand prix monohull yacht racing circuit. The 2018 season will mark the seventh season of the 52 SUPER SERIES which grew from the ashes of the TP52 MedCup which finished in 2011 when the principal sponsor withdrew.

2018 52 SUPER SERIES Calendar:
Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week – May 23-27 – Sibenik, Croatia
52 SUPER SERIES Zadar Royal Cup – June 20-24 – Zadar, Croatia
Rolex TP52 World Championship Cascais 2018 – July 17-21 – Cascais, Portugal
Puerto Portals 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week – August 21-25 – Mallorca, Spain
52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week – September 18-22 – Valencia, Spain


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