sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : TP52s and 52 Super Series charting a for a bright and stable future
TP52s and 52 Super Series charting a for a bright and stable future


'Rán Racing, Azzurra and Rio in action during day two at the Quantum Key West Race Week on January 22nd 2013'    Xaume Oller/52 Super Series    Click Here to view large photo

The TP52 Class organisation, acting for the most entertaining pure performance monohull racing class in the world, in conjunction with the 52 Super Series are charting a course together for a bright and stable future.

Already with one new boat due to be built for the 2014 season, Phoenix for Brazilian owner Eduardo de Souza Ramos, at least three leading TP52 owners have signalled that they are going to build new for the 2015 season. And venues for the six event 2014 Super Series season, in both the USA and Europe, have been inked on to the calendar.

Next year, 2014, is expected to be a season of slight growth in the lead up to an updated version of the TP52 rule which is to be developed with a view to promote the building of a new series of faster, even more exciting 52’s for the 2015 season and beyond.

The three shareholding board members of the 52 Super Series have committed to build during the winter of 2014-2015 and others have already indicated they are seriously looking into joining the initiative. The trio of owners, Niklas Zennström, Doug DeVos and the Roemmers family have also guaranteed financial support for 52 Super Series for the next three seasons at least.

A strategic plan for the Series is being finalised under the stewardship of 52 Super Series CEO Agustin Zulueta which is scheduled to be published before the end of this summer.

Next season’s 52 Super Series is billed to have a similar look and feel to 2013. It will start with US regattas again in January in Key West, March in Miami. There will be four events in Europe. Capri, Italy in MAY, Porto Cervo, Sardinia in June the Copa Del Rey in Palma, Mallorca in August and an amazing end-of-season event in Ibiza in September.

A strategic update of the TP52 rule is being drafted presently, in cooperation with active TP52 designers such as Rolf Vrolijk and Marcelino Botin. The objectives are to promote new boat builds - making the boats faster still, delivering even more fun for owners and crew - whilst continuing to keep budgets under control.

At the same time the class is proud to remain firm to its roots as a ‘development’ class tightly bound by a box rule concept which continues to stimulate owners, crews and the marine businesses around the world, from design offices, boat builders and engineers, through rig and sail manufacturers, to component manufacturers.

The changes to the 2015 rule include

A reduction in displacement by 200kgs to 7000kgs.
Draft increase by 15cms to 3.5 metres.
Composite rigging and backstay deflectors will lead to re-engineering and weight reduction aloft by approx 50kgs.
Bowsprits grow by 70cms.
Sail area upwind and downwind will increase.

TP52 Class Manager Rob Weiland notes: 'For 2014 it will be possible to build to the ‘new’ numbers and rules, but the 2014 boat will be reigned in for next season on draft, displacement and righting moment to be at par with the existing boats. Then looking to 2015, existing 52 Super Series boats can quite easily be adapted to be on par with those 2015 new builds.. Once brought up to the right numbers existing boats that were built between 2009 and 2012 will still be competitive at reasonable cost. We aim for the upgrade to be no more than EUR 100K excluding new sails.'

'It is our intention to do as much as possible to facilitate new teams entering the circuit as well as to preserve the value of the existing fleet and to continue developing, from time to time, planned, incremental changes in order to ensure we are sailing competitive, fast and fun boats,' says Agustin Zulueta, CEO of the 52 Super Series.

Further information on new builds and next year’s exact dates and venues will be published in coming weeks.

52 Super Series


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=112424

3:45 PM Thu 25 Jul 2013GMT


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


Related News Stories:

17 Jul 2013  52 Super Series - The Phoenix arrives in 2014
07 Jul 2013  52 Super Series Royal Cup - Azzurra third overall in Ibiza
07 Jul 2013  52 Super Series Royal Cup - Quantum Racing victorious in Ibiza
06 Jul 2013  52 Super Series Royal Cup - Azzurra fifth in coastal race
06 Jul 2013  52 Super Series Royal Cup - Gladiator proves staying power in Ibiza
05 Jul 2013  52 Super Series Royal Cup Ibiza - Azzurra moves up to second place
05 Jul 2013  52 Super Series Ibiza - Stars and Stripes fly with pride
05 Jul 2013  52 Super Series Royal Cup Ibiza Day 3 images by Ingrid Abery
05 Jul 2013  52 Super Series Royal Cup Ibiza images by Max Ranchi
04 Jul 2013  52 Super Series Royal Cup - Day 2 images by Ingrid Abery
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

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,














































2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii






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   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead   
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video   
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2   
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video   
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice   
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor   
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs   
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off   
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario   
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events   
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow   


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