FULL HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO: 2016 Puerto Portals Sailing Week
Quantum Racing, steered by owner Doug DeVos, made it three in a row when they won the 52 SUPER SERIES’ Puerto Portals Sailing Week. Adding to 2016 regatta titles in May in Scarlino Tuscany, and earlier in July in Porto Cervo, Quantum Racing increased their overall lead at the top of the 52 SUPER SERIES season standings. Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec sailed to their best result yet since joining the 52 SUPER SERIES last year. Underlining just how close racing was during the week, the Russian team’s second overall was decided on tie-break with Azzurra.
It was the first time this season that Quantum Racing led the regatta from the first day to the last day, even if at the end of the first two days of racing they were tied at the top with Bronenosec and then Azzurra.
The winning pattern for Quantum Racing shares the same characteristics as their two previous triumphs, consistency over the entire race programme proving the deciding factor. Both Bronenosec and Quantum won four races apiece over the ten races sailed. Other race winners were Azzurra and Provezza. But the regatta winner’s aggregate score contained no race finish worse than one fifth place while Bronenosec carried two eighth places.
Midweek, Quantum won a tricky coastal race, passing early leader Gladiator when the breeze shifted close to the land and sealed the regatta title with a race to spare.
Puerto Portals played fantastic and expert hosts to the 52 SUPER SERIES, the ten strong TP52 fleet playing a central role in their summer celebrations for their 30th anniversary since the Marina was built.
Puerto Portals Sailing Week Race Programme
Sunday, July 24th: Official practice race(s) from 13:00
Monday, July 25th: Windward-leeward Races (13:00)
Tuesday, July 26th: Windward-leeward Races (13:00)
Wednesday, July 27th: WL & Coastal Race (13:00)
Thursday, July 28th: Windward-leeward Races (13:00)
Friday July 29th: Windward-leeward Races (13:00)
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