The 52 Super Series debut this year was a success and will be returning in 2013 promising to be bigger and better with the introduction of a transatlantic competition and the 52 Super Series Atlantic Cup.
Royal Cup 2012 - 52 Super Series
The series will open when competitors from Europe’s 52 Super Series cross the ocean to compete against the best competitors in the US 52 Super Series in the Quantum Key West Race Week in January.
Arguably the highlight of the season will be the 52 World Championship, which takes place on March 5 to 9 and will be contested in either Miami or St Thomas.
The competition returns to the Mediterranean in May when the second 52 Super Series opens with the 40th Trofeo Conde de Godo in Barcelona from May 23-26.
Then the Royal Cup in Ibiza in July, followed by the Copa del Rey in Palma, Mallorca in August, before concluding in Porto Cervo with the Week of the Straits regatta in September.
As well as event and owner/driver trophies a new piece of silverware will be introduced, the 52 Super Series Atlantic Cup, The cup will be awarded to the team with the lowest overall score from the US 52 Super Series and the 52 Super Series.
Class manager Rob Weiland said several teams have already committed to competing in the US including Quantum Racing, Audi Azzurra Sailing Team and Rán Racing.
The 52 World Championships will be open to all-professional and owner/driver teams as well as IRC52s. Their input on a preferable location for the world championships, Miami or St Thomas, is invited.
January – Quantum Key West Race Week
5 - 9 March 52 World Championship (location TBC)
23 - 26 May 40th Trofeo Conde de Godo, Barcelona
3 – 6 July Royal Cup, Ibiza
29 July - 3 August Copa del Rey, Palma Mallorca
10- 14 September Week of the Straits, Porto Cervo
Individual Event Trophies: first, second, third and Owner Driver
52 Super Series Overall: first, second, third and Owner Driver
The Overall Owner Driver Trophy will be the John Cook Trophy
52 Super Series Atlantic Cup Lowest Overall Score US 52 Super Series plus 52 Super Series.
52 Super Series website