sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : TP52 World Championships preview

TP52 World Championships preview

'Audi TP52 World Championship 2011'    © Stefano Gattini- Studio Borlenghi/Audi MedCup -

Audi TP52 World Championships is hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda on the famous waters of Sardinia's Porto Cervo. Racing starts on Tuesday October 4th and finishes on Saturday October 8th. A full diet of windward-leeward races is planned with the coastal race scheduled on Thursday October 6th.

'This has to be one of the most exciting and open events since we have been involved in the MedCup.' Says Ed Reynolds (USA), project manager of Quantum Racing. ' It is going to be a unique worlds since really any boat could get on a hot streak and go out and win. In this one regatta format it will be the most competitive worlds we have known to this point. In the past there have been one or two boats to focus on, this time it could be any one.'

'We have never put a big importance on winning regattas on the Circuit where we target a top three at each regatta, and for sure there were times where we paid dearly for that conservatism, but at the worlds it is all full out to win races and win the regatta. That brings out the carnivores, nice and steady is in the past, you have to be more aggressive and be able to live through some tougher positions.'

'It will be really, really intriguing. And also it will be very exciting for us to have owner Doug De Vos joining us for the final three days of the regatta.'

Quantum Racing make one significant crew change losing navigator Kevin Hall to previously scheduled (USA) personal commitments. In his place will be young Italian navigator Francesco Mongelli who served for three years as navigator on Synergy.

'It is of course a big void that Kevin leaves but Francesco has been involved all along with the data collection and processing shared between Synergy and ourselves, working very closely with Kevin and with Botins, and so from the point of view of the physical properties of the boat I am sure we won’t miss a beat.'

Among Quantum Racing’s toughest rivals will be the home team on Audi Azzurra Sailing Team (ITA), Alberto Roemmers’ crew which flies the burgee of the event hosts, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.

Ironically Audi Azzurra Sailing Team, which is skippered by Guillermo Parada (ARG) is one of the two teams that will race on these Sardinian waters which has not won an Audi MedCup Circuit regatta this season. But as Matador, the core crew won the 2009 world title in Palma, Mallorca and finished close runners up in 2010.

The team’s line up is adjusted slightly from that which finished third overall on the Audi MedCup Circuit. Due to a match race commitment in Bermuda, Francesco Bruni will not sail on Audi Azzurra Sailing Team. Instead Vasco Vascotto (ITA) flies ‘solo’ as tactician.

Britain’s Gladiator, owned and steered by Tony Langley (GBR) return to challenge for the world title again having added a number of sails to their inventory and expect to race with American Chris Larson as tactician. Larson will be bidding for a second world title in three weeks after recently winning the Melges 32 Worlds in Palma Mallorca.

Spain will be represented by ESP 7552 which will be skippered and steered by Gonzalo Araujo and project managed by Ignacio Triay (ESP) sailing under the colours of a sponsorship which will be unveiled at the start of the championship.

Quotes:

Simon Fry (GBR) trimmer Audi Azzurra Sailing Team (ITA): 'In a perfect world we would be happy with 20 knots and flat water, that would be ideal for us, but the reality is that it is Sardinia, late season and that can mean Mistral – too much wind to sail – or very light thermal breezes – and pretty much everything in between. But for us it is a great opportunity to make up for some of our shortfalls over the season and finish off with a win.'

Graham Sunderland (GBR) navigator Gladiator (GBR): ' We are really looking forwards to it. We have made a few small crew changes and have some new sails. If the conditions are similar to those in Barcelona then we can be competitive. We are honing in on finding the ideal tactician to work with Tony, that is a big issue and we are making progress.'

TP52 World Championship website




by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=88991

12:17 PM Tue 27 Sep 2011 GMT






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


News - USA and the World





Monaco's Miani wins Melges 20 2014 Audi-Tron Sailing Series by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






























































America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature
2014 Sarasota Grand Prix - 77 Lucas Oil SilverHook got second place
Half Ton Classics Cup - Swuzzlebubble victorious with a day to spare
U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship - Top teams to battle
Audi-Tron Sailing Series - Melges 20 fleet ready for action
Volvo Cork Week - Front runners emerge on day 3
Nacra 17 Europeans - Big winds halt racing in La Grande Motte
49er and 49erFX Europeans - Tough end to qualifying phase + Video
New Classification Code for consultation released by the IPC
Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet heads for London
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi and Team Alvimedi head for England
Rio 2016 in the sights of ISAF Youth Worlds 420 sailors
Exciting new International Audi Melges 20 Ranking System now in play
FISU World University Match Racing Championships - GBR women win gold
2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day 2
Volvo Ocean Race teams Abu Dhabi and Alvimedica leave Newport, RI
Half Ton Classics Cup - Champagne conditions on Day 2 + Video
ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Snipes join the action
Volvo Cork Week - Three bullets for ballistic catapult
Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings
Formula 16 World Championship - Aussies claim title in Newport   
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - The journey beckons   
Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira   
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon   
Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results   
NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display   
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue   
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display   
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet   
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri   
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities   
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall   
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends   
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran   
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner   
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT