Skunked again at 52 SUPER SERIES
Published on September 26th, 2019
Porto Cervo, Italy (September 26, 2019) – The second racing day in three was lost to the strong Mistral winds on the Costa Smeralda as no racing was possible today at the final event of the 2019 52 SUPER SERIES season, the Audi 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week Porto Cervo.
Winds were over 40 knots on the race area at times, and though an initial postponement was signaled to 1400hrs, before then it became evident that the wind was going to remain too strong for fair, safe racing.
With two possible days of racing now remaining of the 2019 season, the position of the Roemmers family’s Azzurra, which flies the burgee of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, becomes stronger. They have a lead of 11 points over Platoon and 16 ahead of the 2018 champion Quantum Racing. If they can secure the season championship title it would be Azzurra’s fourth, adding to wins in 2012, 2015, and 2017.
María Torrijo, the Principal Race Officer is optimistic for the last two days: “For tomorrow we have a good forecast for NW’ly winds of between 12 and 18 knots and our intention is to make three races.”
Racing is planned from September 24 to 28.
Day Three Results (3 races)
1. Sled (USA) (Takashi Okura) (1,2,6) 9 p.
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 p.
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.
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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Source: 52 Super Series