"Battleship": the first victory!
March 3 in Cape Town continued the race of the first stage of the new season 52 Super Series. Thanks to the excellent conditions, it was possible to carry out two planned races, in one of which the team of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club won. Thanks to this result, "Battleship" climbed to fourth place.
The second day of the competition, the Odzala Discovery Camps 52 SUPER SERIES V&A Waterfront in South Africa again pleased the ten participating teams with excellent sailing conditions. By the start of the first race of the day, the wind force barely reached 10 knots, but later the wind changed direction and increased to 16 knots.
Given the difficulties of the previous day, the race distance was moved to the bay adjacent to the city, where the boats got more space for tactical combat at a 2-mile distance.
On a new distance in the first race, as a day earlier, the owners of the regatta – Phoenix11 showed themselves best of all. For the "Battleship" this start was not the most successful. The team went to the first mark sixth, and finished seventh.
The Armadillo managed to rehabilitate thanks to a brilliant start in the second race. The team under the Russian flag came out victorious in the struggle for the advantageous left side of the race and was already in the lead with an impressive margin.
Thanks to this result, the Battleship changed the fifth line to the fourth. In parallel, the overall leader of the stage was replaced. The winners of the 2019 season, the Italian Azzurra has so far shown the most stable results, which allowed the Costa Smeralda yacht club team to lead the fleet. Phoenix11 comes second, and on the third line is the Sled New York Yacht Club team. "Battleship" behind the first line by 1.5 points.
The Odzala Discovery Camps 52 SUPER SERIES V&A Waterfront races will run until March 6, inclusive.
PR-director of the Yacht Club of St. Petersburg
The results of two days of racing –
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