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Rán Racing

Owner: Niklas Zennström
Sail Number: SWE 52
Bownumber: 03
Yacht Club: Royal Swedish Yacht Club
Design: Judel/Vrolijk (2015)
Builder: Persico Marine

About

Swedish flagged Rán Racing is the team of Niklas and Catherine Zennström.

Zennström is one of the founders of the 52 SUPER SERIES and is President of the TP52 Class.

Initially a very successful offshore racing crew, Rán Racing joined the class in 2011 and won the Conde de Godo Trophy in Barcelona in their first season. In 2012, the first season of the 52 SUPER SERIES, they won the Royal Cup, and in 2013, became TP52 World Champions in Miami. They did not compete at every regatta in 2015 and so could not improve on their third overall in 2014 when they were just three points off Azzurra’s second for the season.

They were back at full strength in 2016, with Morgan Larson as tactician sailing four of the five regattas, and Francesco Bruni deputising in Puerto Portals. Rán proved quick in almost all conditions and regularly led regattas, often winning races, but their dips were sometimes too deep to allow them to win regattas – ultimately less able to come back and file super regular scores. Zennström also took the crown as best owner-driver for the year, and their shared interest and involvement in sustainability initiatives won them the Green Team of the Year award.

Zennström is a very accomplished and enthusiastic owner-driver who has won the Fastnet Race and the Maxi Worlds. Previously, in 2014, they ran a Maxi72 campaign dovetailing with the TP52.

The Crew

Sailing Crew

Niklas
Zennström
Helmsman, Owner
Catherine
Zennström
Owner
Adrian
Stead
Tactician
Adam
Beashel
Strategist
Steve
Hayles
Navigator
Andy
Hemmings
Trimmer
Jon
Gunderson
Trimmer
Silas
Nolan
Bow
Alan
Smith
Pit
Cam
Wills
Grinder
Jim
Turner
Grinder
Tim
Powell
Main Sail
Carolina
Werner
Floater
Tony
Rae
Runner
Matthieu
Cassanas
Sail Maker
Jan
Klingmueller
Boat Captain
Alex
Allison
Shore Crew
Cam
Marshall
Sewer
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