The long awaited 52 Super Series got off to a start with Menorca Sailing Week last month. Following the first event, teams now prepare for the competition to hot up in Puerto Sherry. A world-renowned arena for international regattas, Puerto Sherry is historically a firm favourite venue for the Olympic Classes and Volvo Teams.
Held in the Atlantic waters around Cadiz on the west coast of Spain; reliable winds are expected. Based on historic weather in June, racers look forward to winds of between 7 and 15 knots. At Menorca Sailing Week last month, racers were limited by lack of wind which created some very slow race days, often racing not beginning until 4pm.
Despite, unfavourable racing conditions it was Platoon who took the title for the first regatta in the series. Tactician John Kostecki battled varied winds to achieve a consistent team performance. Platoon now enter Puerto Sherry with 28 points. They cannot however take their foot off the accelerator at Puerto Sherry with Provezza one 1 point apart from them! It could be all to play for…
Justo Gosalbes, Managing Director for Peters & May Spain, is on the ground at all the events of the series including Puerto Sherry. He commented “It was great to see some impressive tactics in Menorca as teams adjusted to varied weather conditions. With Puerto Sherry will come some Atlantic Racing which will create completely different racing conditions. I am sure we can look forward to some fast and furious racing!”.