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Azzurra

Owner: Alberto Roemmers
Sail Number: ITA 280
Bownumber: 02
Yacht Club: Yacht Club Costa Smeralda
Design: Botin Partners (Launch 2015)
Builder: King Marine

About

The Italian-Argentine team is, in essence, a family team for the Roemmers, father Alberto and sons Alberto Jr and Pablo. The core team started out as Matador and have been racing TP52s since 2007. The team are past TP52 World Champions, winning in 2009 in Palma before their success in 2015. And Azzurra, of course, represent the emblematic colours of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.

Azzurra won in 2015 but their title was built on early season successes, bolstered by a points bounty at the 52 World Championship where they were head and shoulders better that their out of form rivals. Quantum Racing were winning from the Copa del Rey, but Azzurra had done their best work earlier in the season.

In contrast, early season in 2016, Azzurra were unable to impose themselves as they did before. They were a click off the pace and so were forced to take risks. But they worked hard and smart, burning midnight oil through the mid-season and reaping the rewards later – winning nine races in the final two regattas. A consistent line up is their foundation: Vasco Vascotto as tactician, Guillermo Parada as skipper-helm and Bruno Zirilli as navigator.

The Crew

Sailing Crew

Pablo
Roemmers
Owner
Alberto
Roemmers Jr
Helmsman, Owner
Guillermo
Parada
Helmsman, Skipper
Vasco
Vascotto
Tactician
Mariano
Parada
Strategist
Bruno
Zirilli
Navigator
Maciel
Ciccheti
Trimmer
Giovanni
Cassinari
Trimmer
Claudio
Celon
Trimmer
Mariano
Caputo
Bow
Juan Pablo
Marcos
Mid Bow
David
Vera
Pit
Alejandro
Colla
Grinder
Gabriel
Marino
Grinder
Nicola
Pilastro
Grinder
Klaus
Lange
Spare Sailor
Guillermo
Baquerizas
Coach
Marco
Capitani
Coach
Timothy
Houghton
Rigger, Shore Crew
Juan
Garay
Sail Design
Michele
Bella
Sail Maker
Pedro
Rossi
Boat Captain
Ross
Hunter
Boat Builder
Jamie
Carwardine
Boat Builder
Sarah
O'Kane
Logistics
Matias
Blanco
Logistics
Giuliano
Luzzatto
Media
Iñigo
Losada
Physical Trainer
Miguel
Moret
Physiotherapist
Azzurra
News
Azzurra
Photos