sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : 52 Super Series heads for Balearic Island of Ibiza
52 Super Series heads for Balearic Island of Ibiza


'52 SUper Series fleet in action during day two at the Quantum Key West Race Week'    Xaume Oller/52 Super Series    Click Here to view large photo

The 52 Super Series fleet is heading for the Balearic Island of Ibiza where next week they will compete for the first time at this location. The second European regatta of the season, the Royal Cup, reflects the initiative of the owners to choose venues which are a mix of established, key regattas and standalone regattas at desirable, perhaps less well known locations.

Ibiza may have a global reputation as a holiday destination but it is the chance to compete on an equable racing arena which is not very well known by the crews and so offers a new set of challenges that has been just part of the attraction. Summer weather, reliable sea breezes, the island ambience and of course the range of upscale accommodation, restaurants and bars add support the choice.

For the first time this season the racing programme includes a coastal race. Scheduled for Thursday the longer course options include a circuit of beautiful Formentera Island which is around 45 miles. The chances to utilise specialist reaching sails and work on a more open race track is one which may see different 52 teams coming to the front of the fleet.

In Barcelona last month it was the Ed Baird skippered Quantum Racing, with Terry Hutchinson calling tactics, which prevailed to win the first regatta of the 52 Super Series. Their afterguard includes Spain’s Olympic gold medallist Jordi Calafat as strategist, a sailor whose knowledge of the Ibiza racing waters might be a significant asset.

Returning to the 52 Super Series for the first time this season is Jean-Luc Petithuguenin’s Paprec Recyclage. The crew which is led by skipper-helm Stephane Neve, a former prominent French sailmaker now working in Petithuguenin’s recycling business, has been together for many year and is predominantly amateurs. Among the Paprec crew are a doctor, engineer, supermarket manager and a factory manager. Neve explains:

'We have had some good racing together this season already in a variety of conditions, but to be honest there is not much at home at Brittany which prepares us to come and race on the 52 Super Series, but that is why we come. We love to race against the other 52 and some of the best sailors there. It helps us learn and raise our own level. In the fleet there are so many boats can which can win races but some have better chances than others. We have to keep our budgets to a realistic level and so, for example, our shore crew sail on the boat. But if we can get one or two finishes in the top five we will be happy.'

Having opened their racing season at Spi Ouest regatta in Easter’s snow off La Trinite, 30-35knot winds and hard condition, followed by the 500 boat Bell Isle race, the 320 miles ArMen offshore race, the team are looking forwards to Ibiza, and next month’s Copa del Rey where the owner will sail.

Racing at the Royal Cup, based out of the new Marina Ibiza, starts on Tuesday with a full diet of windward-leeward races running through until Saturday.

52 Super Series website


by 52 Super Series

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=111316

3:53 PM Thu 27 Jun 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

27 May 2013  Trofeo Conde de Godo - Azzurra third in Barcelona
27 May 2013  Trofeo Conde de Godo - Quantum Racing claims victory in Barcelona
26 May 2013  Trofeo Conde de Godo - Azzurra under constant pressure
25 May 2013  Trofeo Conde de Godo - Azzurra maintains leadership
25 May 2013  Trofeo Conde de Godo - Action aplenty on day 2 in Barcelona
24 May 2013  52 Super Series: Azzurra Comincia Vincendo Due Regate
24 May 2013  Trofeo Conde de Godo - Tit-for-tat racing in Barcelona
21 May 2013  52 Super Series action on the way with the Trofeo Conde de Godo
08 May 2013  Conde de Godo Regatta - 52 Super Series returns to the Mediterranean
10 Mar 2013  Gaastra 52 World Championship - Thrilling showdown on final day
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World























Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay


















America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,














29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe On the Final two days of the Reebok CrossFit Games
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event   
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo   
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead   
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard   
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue   
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC   
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014   
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race   
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video   
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory   
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September   
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video   
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT