BP247 - Azzurra2014-05-26< Back < Previous News Next News >
On the BARCLAYS 52 SUPER SERIES’ first visit to the island of Capri it was the Italian team on Azzurra which came away with top honours, clinching the first regatta title of the 2014 European TP52 season with an impressive second and a first place from the two difficult races on the final day.
Theirs was a hard won overall victory, one which is attributable as much to their hard work and preparation put pre regatta in readiness for the light, unsettled breezes of Capri, as it is to their consistency and guile on the race course.
While the crew which sails for the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda were at their imperious best in today’s light and unsettled breezes, able to hold off the challenge from the American crew of Vesper in both races to roll out winners by four clear points, Jim Swartz’s US crew which had started the final day level with Azzurra had to settle for second overall just ahead of Quantum Racing, the defending 2013 52 SUPER SERIES CHAMPIONS.
Consistency proved elusive for some but Azzurra only finished out of the top three once and delivered a 1,2,1 salvo from the final three races. The team skippered by Guillermo Parada were the only one to win two races, four different boats, Vesper, Quantum Racing, Rán Racing and Phoenix, winning the other contests.
Final Results: BARCLAYS 52 SUPER SERIES – Capri, Italy
Azzurra, ITA, (Alberto Roemmers ARG) (3,3,7,1,2,1) 17pts
Vesper, USA, (Jim Swartz USA) (5,2,1,6,3,4) 21pts
Quantum Racing, USA, (Doug De Vos USA) (4,1,6,4,5,3) 23pts
Rán Racing, SWE, (Niklas Zennström SWE) (2,8,2,5,1,6) 24pts
Phoenix, BRA, (Eduardo de Souza Ramos BRA) (1,7,3,8,9,2) 30pts
Gladiator, GBR, (Tony Langley GBR) (9,6,5,3,6,5) 34pts
Provezza 7, TUR, (Ergin Imre TUR) (6,4,8,2,8,7) 35pts
Paprec, FRA, (Jean Luc Petithugenin FRA) (7,5,9,7,4,8) 40pts