3rd of July, 2013

Good luck needed in Ibiza

We have to be lucky today, in light of the forecast for very gentle breezes.
52 SUPER SERIES race officer Maria Torrijo

Winds are not expected to be much more than five or six knots at the most, and for some of the afternoon it will be closer to three or four knots.

Nevertheless the fleets for the Royal Cup Marina Ibiza have gone afloat to wait for a breeze. Torrijo does also say that potentially we could race in the evening if that was known to be when the best breeze is.

So it is very tight at the top of the fleet. Only two points separate first placed Interlodge from fifth placed Azzurra with Quantum Racing, Gladiator and Rán Racing all locked on the same points tally in second, third and fourth.

Niklas Zennström’s Rán Racing are the holders of the Royal Cup, winning the top trophy last year in Palma, Mallorca.

The Royal Cup, or in full the Royal Cup Challenge Trophy, was donated in 1995 by King Harald of Norway, Pasquale Landolfi, Willi Illbruck and Yannis Costopoulos to be used as a challenge trophy for IMS50 racing. In those days the top level rating class. The cup shows as winners: 1995 and 1996 Brava Q8, P. Landolfi, 1997 Mean Machine, P. de Ridder, 2000 Innovision 7, H. J. Eekhof and 2001 Brava Q8, P. Landolfi.

The cup was created by Bvlgari and as it did spend a few years in a garage it had an extensive clean up by Nicolas Joyero, the company of Nicolas Pomar, with his brother the driving force behind the Breitling Cup.

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