After such close racing during Cascais 52 Super Series Racing Week; expectations were high for the Rolex TP52 World Championship Puerto Portals. Normally offering consistent sea breezes and optimal racing conditions; the Bay of Palma threw some curved balls. Sailing was threatened by weather fronts arriving towards the end of the regatta. Racing was cancelled on Tuesday 27th August, despite efforts to power through difficult conditions. Following a challenging regatta, it was Platoon who finished in first place.
Weather wasn’t the only challenge at Puerto Portals for Provezza team with mast damage occurring on Sunday, the 1st day of competition. It was Peters & May’s expert racing team that provided the logistics support to resolve the issue. Our team transported the mast from Valencia old AC base Victory to Palma as an emergency same day shipment. Catching the ferry leaving Valencia at 19:30hrs, finally the mast was delivered at STP Palma next day Monday at 07:30hrs.
Peters & May’s racing logistics team work closely with the in-house General Freight Forwarding division to ship yacht spares and parts worldwide. Justo Gosalbes commented on the shipment of the mast for Platoon. “When disaster strikes in the middle of a sailing regatta, time is of the essence. The longer it took for Provezza to receive their replacement mast the longer they were off the water. Luckily our teams have experience both within the racing arena and the emergency shipment of spares and parts, so we were able to get the replacement transported to Provezza within a day”.
As we enter into 52 Super Series Port Cervo in Sardinia, it is Azzurra who is in first place overall. Closely following are Platoon and Quantum who could easily steal a win at this point.
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