2021 52 SUPER SERIES #1 cancelled
Published on May 25th, 2021
After COVID-19 cancelled the 2020 52 SUPER SERIES and postponed the 2021 52 SUPER SERIES, the first event of the reshuffled 4-stage schedule this year has been cancelled.
As the minimum number of teams to stage a viable, competitive event has not been realized, the Royal Cup 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Mar on July 13-17 in Spain will not be held. Travel restrictions and previous commitments are contributing factors.
“Valencia is such a popular venue with our owners and sailors, this is very disappointing, but we have no alternative,” explained Agustín Zulueta, CEO of 52 SUPER SERIES.
Nonetheless, there is a great desire among owners and teams to return to the racecourses, and it does seem this will happen on a big scale from August 24-28 when Puerto Portals, Mallorca hosts the Puerto Portals 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week & TP52 20th Anniversary Invitational.
This regatta, which has been carried over from last year, will celebrate 20 years of the TP52 Class, with a celebratory festival featuring many well-known boats and teams, as well as the return of 52 SUPER SERIES racing. Around 15-17 boats are expected, which should see the 52 SUPER SERIES starting on a high note.
July 13-17 – Royal Cup 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Mar (CANCELLED)
August 24-28 – Puerto Portals 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week & TP52 20th Anniversary Invitational
September 28-October 2 – Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week
November 2-6 – Rolex TP52 World Championship RCNP
Following the cancellation of the 2020 season due to COVID-19, the abbreviated 2021 schedule will be the ninth edition of the 52 SUPER SERIES which was established as the world’s leading grand prix monohull yacht racing circuit.
Source: 52 Super Series