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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. As well as being the current 2019 52 SUPER SERIES champions 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, the circuit champions, have a key lineup change for 2020 after Santi Lange departs to focus entirely on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the quest for his fourth Olympic medal. In comes the hugely experience Michele Paoletti, a Sydney 2000 Olympian who won the inaugural season in the TP52s on Mutua Madrilena.

Otherwise the championship winning team remains unchanged, adhering to one of the fundamental beliefs of the Azzurra team.

Azzurra are now four times 52 SUPER SERIES champions. They won in the first season of the 52 SUPER SERIES and then again in 2015 when they built their title from early season successes, bolstered by a points bounty at the Rolex TP52 World Championship where they were head and shoulders better than their out of form rivals.

In 2017 Azzurra came back from losing to Quantum Racing in 2016 and as regatta title winners in Miami and Mahón, they held their nerve to win the circuit title for the second time.

2018 was the most competitive season yet. A change to Lange as tactician naturally took some time to work bed in and Azzurra were 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
Michele
PAOLETTI
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
Pedro
Rossi
Boat Captain, Grinder
Guillermo
Baquerizas
Coach
Gonzalo
Ramos Vertiz
Coach
Timothy
Houghton
Rigger, Shore Crew
Juan
Garay
Sail Design
Jean Martin
GRISAR
Sail Maker
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
Azzurra
News
Azzurra
Photos