Sunday, 25 May 2014

TP52 Super Series : Another Day of Unstable Winds and Races Called off once again in Capri

Azzurra. Image copyright Pasquale Maresca

by Giuliano Luzzatto

Even though the Race Committee repeatedly tried to line up a start, racing had to be called off in the Rolex Capri Racing Week again today. Azzurra and Vesper remain tied for points at the head of the provisional results.

As forecast, a weather front from the Atlantic moved in and the sky was cloudy and there were frequent showers. No sea breezes kicked in to create the conditions to get the racing started. The light winds that there were off the Isle of Capri were shifty and unsteady and as a result, even though the expert Principal Race Officer Peter Reggio kept his hopes up and the boats on the water, it wasn’t possible to set up a decent race course. The races had to be called off again today.

Tomorrow, May 24th, racing will be scheduled for an hour earlier, 11:00 AM, so that as many heats as possible can be held. As always, we will be posting news in real time from the event on Azzurra’s Facebook page and Twitter account. On the website you will find Virtual Eye streaming with commentary in English.

Results: BARCLAYS 52 SUPER SERIES - Capri, Italy
Overall after 4 races

1 Vesper, USA, (Jim Swartz USA) (5,2,1,6) 14pt
1 Azzurra, ITA, (Alberto Roemmers ARG) (3,3,7,1) 14pts
3 Quantum Racing, USA, (Doug De Vos USA) (4,1,6,4) 15pts
4 Rán Racing, SWE, (Niklas Zennström SWE) (2,8,2,5) 17pts
5 Phoenix, BRA, (Eduardo de Souza Ramos BRA) (1,7,3,8) 19pts
6 Provezza 7, TUR, (Ergin Imre TUR) (6,4,8,2) 20pts
7 Gladiator, GBR, (Tony Langley GBR) (9,6,5,3) 23pts
8 Paprec, FRA, (Jean Luc Petithugenin FRA) (7,5,9,7) 28pts
9 B2, ITA, (Michele Galli ITA) (8,9,4,9) 30pts

Barclays 52 Super Series – 2014 Racing Schedule
20- 24 May - Rolex Capri Sailing Week
10 - 14 June - TP52 World Championship, Porto Cervo
4 - 9 August - Copa del Rey, Palma de Mallorca
10-14 September – Royal Cup, Ibiza

Barclays 52 Super Series