Strong Mistral Cancels First Racing Day at Audi 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week Porto Cervo
(Tuesday 24th September, Porto Cervo) – The first scheduled races of the Audi 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week Porto Cervo had to be postponed today due to the strong Mistral wind that peaked at nearly 40 knots on the proposed race area, and averaged 30 knots for a sustained period.
The ten teams entered for this decisive final regatta of the 52 SUPER SERIES season were stood down at just after 13:30 CEST. Principal Race Officer Maria Torrijo explained:
“There was too much wind. The forecast suggested we might see about ten knots less than we actually did but in the afternoon the wind is back up again. We really had no choice but to cancel. It’s going to be a windy week.”
With no racing today, Azzurra, who flies the burgee of the host club, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, still holds the overall lead on the general classification of the circuit with six points of advantage over Germany’s Platoon of Harm Müller-Spreer and eleven points on the defending circuit champions Quantum Racing of Doug DeVos.
Tomorrow should see two or three windward-leeward races, starting at the earlier time of 11:00 CEST.
Racing at the Audi 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week Porto Cervo starts on Tuesday 24th September and finishes on Saturday 28th September. On the final three days of racing, you can enjoy live images from the water supported by expert commentary and analysis. On the first two days of racing, only state-of-the-art Virtual Eye boat tracking will be possible. All shows will begin 15 minutes before racing is due to start and can be enjoyed at www.52SUPERSERIES.com or via the app.
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