After a smashing start to the 52 Super Series in Sibenik last month Peters & May as the official logistics partner of the 52 Super Series look forward to round 2 of racing in Zadar. Sticking with Croatia; the D-Marin Dalmacija is the largest marina in the country located 7km south of Zadar. A yachters paradise, the Zadar region offers some brilliant boating within close range of numerous world renowned Adriatic Islands.
Following the Sibenik Regatta Quantum Racing start in a brilliant position for victory at Zadar, 5 points ahead of Platoon who finished in second place overall. Quantum managed to secure a near perfect start to racing on the penultimate day in Sibenik with a clear pre-race strategy taking advantage of the islands topography and pressure differences to deliver a beneficial lift. After a challenging start, last years champions Azzurra made headway finishing fourth overall in Sibenik, behind Sled demonstrating the potential for Azzurra to defend their championship during the next round.
A common trend in Sibenik was the challenge of the gentle breeze and subtleties of wind change. Following Sibenik, racers going into Zadar look to work on increasing boat speed and tightening up their tactics when it comes to navigating the Zadar courses. The first races of the season are always interesting as new teams find their feet and new boat designs are put to the ultimate challenge. Going into the second regatta of the season the team at Peters & May think the racing will only get better!