Race 1 – Quantum Racing Draw First Blood in Scarlino
Quantum Racing, with Bora Gulari driving, won the first race of the Rolex TP52 World Championship. Racing in 12 to 14kts of NE’ly breeze funnelling down the valley and off the high land at the back of the Marina di Scarlino, Quantum Racing and Azzurra started best while Provezza and Bronenosec were both called over the start line early and had to re-cross. Quantum Racing established a very small lead at the first top mark over Sled. Sled gybed away first and lost out. At the leeward gate there was just a boat length or less between leaders Quantum Racing and Azzurra. John Kostecki guided Platoon out to the left of the second beat reaping a dividend, which required Azzurra to defend initially. At the top mark second time, Quantum Racing led from Platoon with Azzurra and Sled scrapping for third and fourth. At the finish, the win was Quantum Racing’s with Platoon second, Azzurra third and Sled fourth.
The Rolex TP52 World Championship Scarlino 2017 will take place from 16-20 May. Live commentary and boat tracking via the Virtual Eye is available Tuesday and Wednesday. 52 SUPER SERIES TV goes live THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY with live action streamed from the race course supported by tracking, commentary and comment from 15-minutes before racing starts each day. All available at www.52SUPERSERIES.com/LIVE and the the app.
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