Quantum Key West Race Week – Race 2 Summary
The 52 SUPER SERIES fleet pressed hard to the line for Race 2 of the 2017 Quantum Key West Race Week, and some paid a steep price. Fours boats were called OCS—Gladiator, Quantum Racing, Interlodge and Bronenosec, and were 200 metres or more behind by the time they cleared themselves. Among those getting away cleanly, and taking advantage of the open water on the left side of the course, were first-race winners Platoon along with Paprec, and Azzurra. At the top mark, that trio led the way. Quantum was in position to start a nice comeback, but fouled Rán Racing on the layline and found itself in last after the penalty turn. Riding a wave of confidence after Race 1, Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon showed both speed and smarts the rest of the way en route to a 48-second win and perfect start to the regatta. Azzurra took second, Alegre third and Bronenosec completed a steady comeback to grab fourth. Sled rounded out the top give. Quantum Racing was able to grind back to seventh. Not the sort of result the defending champions expect, but impressive given they were in last place after the first mark rounding.
The Quantum Key West Race Week will take place from 16-20 January, with races starting at 11:00 every day. Track the boats via state-of-the-art Virtual Eye at www.52SUPERSERIES.com/LIVE or via the app.
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