The Azzurra is the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s most loved boating and it is happy to be sailing in the home waters.
The Azzurra is taking part in the Audi Sailing Week held from June 21 to 25 in Costa Smeralda.
The boat is looking to take part in the 4th event which is the 2017 5s Super Series. It will be held in the clear waters around the Porto Cervo. The title sponsor for the entire event is Audi which has been the partner of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda since 2008.
As many as 11 TP52s are already in the Smeralda waters to take part in the event. The current world championship title holder Platoon is also in the fray and is looking forward to a wonderful week at this 52 Super Series. Platoon leads Azzurra by just 4 points and Azzurra will be looking to correct this in its home waters. The other big rival of Azzurra, the Quantum, is just 7 points behind and this team will also be looking to make deep inroads into the event and topple Azzurra.
Azzurra looked to be in good condition and this showed up during the practice race. It got a good start right on the pin and sailed through without many issues to the finish. The Gladiator was the boat that crossed the finish line behind Azzurra followed by Quantum.
There will be a total of 10 windward/leeward and coastal races that all culminates on Sunday, June 25th. There is going to be light winds that can go up to a maximum of 12 knots during the first half of the event. The later half could see stronger winds and this is when the teams will have to pull up their socks and have to keep one eye on their opponent and the other on the weather.