24th of May, 2014

Race 5 Report: Fifth different winner

Niklas Zennstrom’s Ran Racing became the fifth different TP52 to win in the BARCLAYS 52 SUPER series at Rolex Capri Sailing Week when the crossed the finish line of Race 5.

After two days lost to winds which were too light for racing, the teams on the nine 52s were rewarded with great conditions, 7 to 9 kts of breeze from the SE and a return to strong sunshine.

Ran Racing set up well to lead from the left side of the course on the upwind leading Vesper and Azzurra round the top mark.

On the final run Vesper split away from Azzurra and Ran Racing and the Italian boat from the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda were narrowly able to pip the US team before the finish, leaving Azzurra clear leaders of the regatta by one point over Vesper. Quantum Racing finished fifth.

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