Predicted light winds mean Rolex TP52 World Championship will be a test of metres won and lost
No official practice race was possible today at the Rolex TP52 World Championship as the light breezes off Barcelona proved insufficient to allow any meaningful sailing. Hopes are high that competition for the ten boat TP52 fleet will get under way on schedule on Tuesday.
A weekend of unofficial practice has maybe highlighted Harm Müller Spreer’s double world champions Platoon, winners of the last 52 SUPER SERIES regatta in Mahon, Menorca in July as the boat to beat. The defending world champions, Quantum Racing powered by American Magic, have Terry Hutchinson back in the hot seat as tactician, stepping in with new, young stars of the future, Harry Melges IV as helmsman, Victor Diaz de Leon as strategist while young Italian Nico Sanfelici is in as navigator through to the end of the season at least.