“Battleship”: the first victory!

3 March in Cape town continued the race the first stage of the new season of the 52 Super Series. Thanks to the excellent conditions it was possible to carry out two scheduled races, one of which was won by the team of the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg. Thanks to this result, “Battleship” has risen on the fourth line.

The second day of competition Odzala Camps Discovery 52 SUPER SERIES V&A Waterfront in South Africa was again surprised the ten participating teams excellent sailing conditions. To the start of the first race of the day, the force of the wind was barely 10 knots, but later the wind changed direction and increased to 16 knots.

Given the complexity of the previous day, race distance was displaced in the neighboring Bay, where the boats got more space for tactical combat on a 2-mile race.

The new race in the first race, as the day previously, the best proved themselves masters regatta – Phoenix11. For “Battleship” the start was not the best. At the first sign team took sixth and finished seventh.

To rehabilitate the “Battleship” failed due to a brilliant start in the second race. The team under the Russian flag came out victorious in the fight for the best left side of the course and at the first mark in the lead with an impressive margin.

Thanks to this result, “Battleship” has changed the fifth line to fourth. In parallel, changed and shared the stage leader. The winners of the season-2019 Italian Azzurra demonstrates the most stable results, which enabled the team of the yacht club Costa Smeralda to lead the fleet. Phoenix11 is second, and the third place team of the new York yacht club Sled. “Battleship” behind the first line by 1.5 points.

Race Odzala Camps Discovery 52 SUPER SERIES in the V&A Waterfront will last until 6 March.

Alex Fat
PR-Director of the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg

The results of two days of racing –

HIGHLIGHTS: Day 2 – Odzala Discovery Camps 52 SUPER SERIES V&A Waterfront – Cape Town

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