sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : 52 Super Series - Azzurra second in Royal Cup practice race
52 Super Series - Azzurra second in Royal Cup practice race

'Audi Azzurra Sailing Team'    Jesus Renedo ©

In the practice race for the Royal Cup, the third event of the 52 Super Series, Azzurra Sailing Team came in second – just behind Ran, after an enthralling battle with Quantum who took third. From tomorrow onwards, all the points will be in play for the best teams in the circuit, with two new boats also on the start line.

The new 52 Super Series circuit has seen rapid growth in the number of competitors, a demonstration of the vitality of this Class among the top professionals in the sport of sailing. Eight teams are in Palma competing for the Royal Cup, which officially commenced today with a practice race and concludes on 14 July. The 52s will then stay on in Palma for the Copa del Rey, although it is not part of the 52 Super Series. In addition to the Audi Azzurra Sailing Team, the teams in Palma include: Quantum Racing, Ran, Gladiator, Audi All4One, Powerplay, Aquila and Provezza.

This is the first time that the Royal Cup Challenge Trophy will be contested by the 52s. This prestigious Bulgari designed trophy was donated in 1995 by King Harald of Norway, Pasquale Landolfi, Willi Illbruck and Yannis Costopoulos as a challenge trophy for IMS50 racing, which at the time was the world's premier level rating class. Past winners of the Royal Cup include Landolfi's Brava Q8, as well as Peter de Ridder's Mean Machine. This link from the traditions of the recent past to today is testament to the 52 Class.

'We had a good practice race today,' said Tactician Vasco Vascotto. 'The conditions were shifty and we saw a few changes in position among the fleet. We started well, on the side we wanted, and maintained second place behind Ran, protecting our lead from the competitors behind us. We'll begin this week of racing with a good place in the rankings and our intention is to maintain our strong performance, possibly improve and overtake our competition.'

Vasco, a passionate sportsman, also extended his thoughts to Pietro Sibello who was denied a place at the Olympics: 'I want to express my strong support of a young man who has always been at the top of the 49er Class, who has given so much to Italian sailing, and put so much effort and energy into representing Italy in Weymouth. This decision seems odd given what happened and it needs to be investigated further as to why they did not want to attest to his actual physical condition. The case seems to have been treated without courage, which is a bit embarrassing.'

Azzurra website


by Giuliano Luzzatto

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=99544

6:53 PM Tue 10 Jul 2012GMT


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

Click for further information on
2012 52 Super Series

Related News Stories:

11 Jul 2012  52 Super Series - Royal Cup practice race in Palma
06 Jul 2012  52 Super Series heads to Palma
18 Jun 2012  Sardinia Cup - Azzurra second
18 Jun 2012  52 Super Series - Quantum Racing top leaderboard
18 Jun 2012  Sardinia Cup - Team USA claims victory
17 Jun 2012  Sardinia Cup - Coastal race victory for Azzurra
17 Jun 2012  Sardinia Cup - Soto 40 and TP52 classes put to the test
17 Jun 2012  Sardinia Cup - Azzurra Sailing Team gains due reward
16 Jun 2012  Sardinia Cup - Azzurra takes the day
16 Jun 2012  Sardinia Cup - Team USA takes the lead
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



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






































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   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3   
Sailing through STEM Night at California YC   
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes   
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Unsatisfactory conditions on day 4   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1   
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac   
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video   
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up   
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany   
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2   
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23   
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video   


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