Delayed at 52 SUPER SERIES finale
Published on September 24th, 2019
Porto Cervo, Italy (September 24, 2019) – The first scheduled races of the Audi 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week Porto Cervo had to be postponed today due to the strong Mistral wind that peaked at nearly 40 knots on the proposed race area, and averaged 30 knots for a sustained period.
The ten teams entered for this decisive final regatta of the 52 SUPER SERIES season were stood down at just after 13:30 CEST.
“The forecast suggested we might see about ten knots less than we actually did but in the afternoon the wind is back up again,” explained Principal Race Officer Maria Torrijo. “We really had no choice but to cancel. It’s going to be a windy week.”
With no racing today, Azzurra, who flies the burgee of the host club, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, still holds the overall lead on the general classification of the circuit with six points of advantage over Germany’s Platoon of Harm Müller-Spreer and eleven points on the defending circuit champions Quantum Racing of Doug DeVos.
Tomorrow should see two or three windward-leeward races, starting at the earlier time of 11:00 CEST.
Racing is planned from September 24 to 28.
Overall season standings after four events
1. Azzurra (ARG/ITA) (Alberto/Pablo Roemmers) 133 points
2. Platoon (GER) (Harm Müller-Spreer) 139
3. Quantum Racing (USA) (Doug DeVos) 144
4. Bronenosec (RUS) (Vladimir Liubomirov) 150
5. Provezza (TUR) (Ergin Imre) 159
6. Alegre (USA/GBR) (Andrés Soriano) 175
7. Sled (USA) (Takashi Okura) 202
8. Phoenix 11 (RSA) (Tina Plattner) 203
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