Niklas and Catherine Zennström’s Rán Racing came out victors after a typically lively regatta in Porto Cervo testing the crews and gear.
Hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, Sardinia, it is undoubtedly one of the best and most demanding places to go racing. With the strong wind that is synonymous with Sardinia and its stunning coastal scenery, combined with one of the most prestigious Yacht Clubs it’s no wonder some of the biggest sailing events and yachts we support make the trip to compete in these waters over the Mediterranean yacht racing season.
Unfortunately for some, the combination of conditions and the level which these grandprix racing yachts are pushed as a result of the high performance and competitive nature of the fleet, means the smallest of things can make the largest of difference. This proved true at the fourth event of the series, with the title trading places 3 times on the final home straight!
Take a look at the final day's sailing highlights & round up video below, including interviews.
Justo Gosalbes, MD of Peters & May Spain commented ‘We know the teams as friends so it is always sad to see when things don’t work out as they put so much hard work into the preparation, but part of our role is to be on hand to help sort out any urgent logistics that they need and get them back racing as quickly as possible.'
he continued 'We have the ship in Olbia loading as we speak transporting all the containers and ribs to the next event in Puerto Portals which is sure to be another exciting one!’
Our focus is now on Mallorca and making sure the fleet logistics run smoothly in time to prepare for some more close racing.
We will again be on hand with our local office in support, based in STP, Palma.
Congratulations to Ran Racing and the whole 52 SUPER SERIES for a fantastic event!!
We hope to see the whole fleet out on the water in 1 months’ time
Porto Cervo 52 SUPER SERIES Audi Sailing Week (Final positions)
1. Rán Racing (Niklas and Catherine Zennström, SWE) (3,7,1,2,10,5,4,2) 34 pts.
2. Bronenosec (Vladimir Liubomirov, RUS) (6,6,2,9,2,6,1,3) 35 pts.
3. Quantum Racing (Doug DeVos, USA) (RET12,1,3,1,4,3,2,DNF12) 38 pts.
4. Azzurra (Familia Roemmers, ITA/ARG) (5,8,5,10,5,2,3,1) 39 pts.
5. Gladiator (Tony Langley, GBR) (8,3,6,5,1,7,4) 39 pts.
6. Provezza (Ergin Imre, TUR) (4,4,7,4,6,1,6,7) 39 pts.
7. Platoon (Harm Müller-Spreer, GER) (7,11,4,3,3,4,7,5) 44 pts.
8. Sled (Takashi Okura, USA) (1,5,9,6,7,8,8,8) 52 pts.
9. Paprec Recyclage (Jean-Luc Petithuguenin, FRA) (10,2,11,11,9,10,10) 68 pts.
10. Sorcha (Peter Harrison, GBR) (9,10,10,7,8,9,9) 72 pts.
11. Alegre (Andrés Soriano GBR/USA), (2,RDG7.5,8,8, DNF12, DNC12, DNC12, DNC12) 73.5 pts.
52 SUPER SERIES STANDINGS AFTER FOUR REGATTTAS OF SIX
1. Azzurra (Familia Roemmers, ITA/ARG), 146 pts.
2. Platoon (GER, Harm Müller-Spreer), 147 pts.
3. Quantum Racing (Doug DeVos, USA), 152 pts.
4. Provezza (Ergin Imre, TUR) 180.3 pts.
5. Rán Racing (Niklas Zennström, SWE), 186 pts.
6. Bronenosec (Vladimir Liubomirov, RUS), 200 pts.
7. Gladiator (Tony Langley, GBR) 219.6 pts.
8. Sled (Takashi Okura, USA), 226 pts.
9. Alegre (Andrés Soriano GBR/USA), 255.5 pts.
10. Sorcha (Peter Harrison, GBR), 316 pts.
11. Paprec (Jean-Luc Petithuguenin, FRA) 354 pts.