Extreme weather in Puerto Portals
No racing today at the Rolex TP52 World Championship
Puerto Portals, Mallorca, August 27, 2019
Racing was abandoned for the day at the TP52’s World Championship that is being held in Puerto Portals in the Bay of Palma until August 29th. A weather front moving through over the Balearics meant that the breeze was too unstable, variable and shifty for racing.
Principal Race Officer Maria Torrijo made the wise decision to keep the teams in port and to hoist the AP flag ashore. At around 12:30 a squall hit the marina and forced everyone to reinforce their moorings.
So the overall standings remain the same as yesterday and tomorrow’s forecast still isn’t clear. Provezza, after dismasting the day before yesterday, was back in port this morning, ready to race with a spare mast.
Tomorrow the first Warning Signal is scheduled for 1:00 PM CEST. Racing will be streamed from start to finish on the 52 Super Series website and on www.azzurra.it. Live updates straight from the course will be posted on Azzurra’s Facebook page, while a selection of the best images will be on https://www.instagram.com/azzurrasailing/
Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals
Provisional overall after 4 races
Sled (USA) (Takashi Okura) (9,1,1,2) 13 p.
Platoon (GER) (Harm Müller-Spreer) (4,5,2,3) 14 p.
Alegre (USA/GBR) (Andrés Soriano) (10,4,5,1) 20 p.
Quantum Racing (USA) (Doug DeVos) (1,7,8,4) 20 p.
Azzurra (ARG/ITA) (Alberto Roemmers) (2,9,4,5) 20 p.
Phoenix 12 (RSA) (Tina Plattner) (3,3,7,7) 20 p.
Bronenosec (RUS) (Vladimir Liubomirov) (5,8,3,6) 22 p.
Phoenix 11 (RSA) (Hasso Plattner) (8,2,9,9) 28 p.
Gladiator (GBR) (Tony Langley) (6,10,6,8) 30 p.
Team Vision Future (FRA) (Jean Jacques Chaubbard) (7,6,10,10) 33 p.
Provezza (TUR) (Ergin Imre) (12 DNF,12 DNC,12 DNC,12 DNC) 48 p.
52 SUPER SERIES 2019
Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week,
May 21th - 25 th, Menorca, Spain.
Puerto Sherry 52 Super Series Royal Cup,
June 18th - 22th Cadiz, Spain.
Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week,
July16th - 20th Cascais, Portugal.
Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2019,
August 25th - 29th Mallorca Spain.
Audi 52 Super Series Sailing Week, Porto Cervo
September 23th - 28rd Sardinia, Italy.