Azzurra wins the first race!
Azzurra, the defending 2012 52 Super Series champions won the first race of the 2013 season in. Europe on the opening day of the Conde de Godo Trophy off Barcelona.
The team which sails for the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda made a good, well timed start at the offshore, pin end of the line where they were granted free air which allowed them to build a margin early. After rounding the windward mark with a small lead they were able to build an impressive lead.
Niklas Zennstrom’s world champions on Ran Racing held second around the course to the finish.
After a less than perfect first beat, Quantum Racing losing ground on the inshore, city flank of the upwind, the American flagged team were sixth around nearly every mark until they made big gains on the last run to open their account with a useful third.
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