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Azzurra

Owner: Alberto / Pablo Roemmers
Sail Number: ITA 280
Bownumber: 01
Yacht Club: Yacht Club Costa Smeralda
Design: Botin Partners (2018)
Builder: King Marine

About

The Italian-Argentine team is, in essence, a family team for the Roemmers, father Alberto and sons Alberto Jr and Pablo. The core team started out as Matador and have been racing TP52s since 2007. The team are past TP52 World Champions, winning in 2009 in Palma before their success in 2015. And Azzurra, of course, represent the emblematic colours of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.

Azzurra are back strong for 2019 looking to capitalise on their strength, experience and talent to return to the top of the season standings. They stick with the same crew line up including Santiago Lange, 2016 Olympic champion, who sailed his first season as tactician last year. Lange is striving to win his fourth Olympic medal in Tokyo next year.

Azzurra are three times 52 SUPER SERIES champions. They won the 52 SUPER SERIES in 2015 when they built their title from early season successes, bolstered by a points bounty at the 52 World Championship where they were head and shoulders better than their out of form rivals.

In contrast, early season in 2016, Azzurra were unable to impose themselves as they did before. But they worked hard and smart, burning midnight oil through the mid-season and went to win nine races in the final two regattas. But it was too little too late and Quantum won the championship. In 2017, they took a leaf from Quantum Racing’s book and made sure they were simply better from the get-go. Regatta title winners in Miami and Mahón, they held their nerve to win the circuit title.

And 2018 was the most competitive season yet. The change to Lange as tactician naturally took some time to work bed in and Azzurra were not as strong in the light sea breezes in Croatia. But they bounced back to finish second in Cascais at the Rolex TP52 World Championship and second in Puerto Portals, finishing third overall behind Quantum Racing and Platoon.

For more information about the Azzurra team you can visit their website – azzurra.it

The Crew

Sailing Crew

Pablo
Roemmers
Owner
Alberto
Roemmers Jr
Helmsman, Owner
Guillermo
Parada
Helmsman, Skipper
Santiago
Lange
Tactician
Mariano
Parada
Strategist
Bruno
Zirilli
Navigator
Grant
Loretz
Trimmer
Giovanni
Cassinari
Trimmer
Claudio
Celon
Trimmer
Mariano
Caputo
Bow
Juan Pablo
Marcos
Mid Bow
David
Vera
Pit
Alejandro
Colla
Grinder
Gabriel
Marino
Grinder
Nicola
Pilastro
Grinder
Guillermo
Baquerizas
Coach
Gonzalo
Ramos Vertiz
Coach
Timothy
Houghton
Rigger, Shore Crew
Juan
Garay
Sail Design
Max
Valli
Sail Maker
Pedro
Rossi
Boat Captain
Javier
Feliu
Shore Crew
Ross
Hunter
Boat Builder
Sarah
O'Kane
Logistics
Matias
Blanco
Logistics
Giuliano
Luzzatto
Media
Iñigo
Losada
Physical Trainer
Miguel
Moret
Physiotherapist
Sebastian
Carera
Chiropractor
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News
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