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Quantum Racing seals 2016 52 Super Series

Quantum Racing sealed the 2016 52 Super Series title when they crossed the finish line of the fourth race of the EGNOS Cascais Cup winning the overall season with two days of racing still to be completed.

The American-flagged team has won four out of four regattas this season.

And when they crossed the finish line in third late this afternoon with Azzurra in eighth, they now share the same points tally as the leaders of this final regatta this season.

The 2016 title is Quantum Racing’s third since the 52 SUPER SERIES started out in 2012, adding to their series wins in 2013 and 2014.

Quantum Racing will keep their celebrations on ice, reserved for Saturday night’s glamorous prize-giving.

Meanwhile, they brought their clean sweep of all five regatta titles within closer reach when they returned a typical solid pair of two thirds from the testing windward-leewards.

As erstwhile regatta leaders Azzurra sailed to a second and an eighth the two are now locked together on 12pts with two days of racing left.

Azzurra and Quantum Racing are now tied on 12 points, Takashi Okura’s Sled are third also posting a six point day, sailing to fourth and second and Platoon move to fourth overall for the regatta.

The tussle for third step on the 52 Super Series podium sees Rán Racing holding a four points lead over Provezza now. Platoon lie fifth and are now just nine points behind Provezza.

EGNOS 52 Super Series Cascais Cup - Standings after Day 3, four races

1 Azzurra, ITA (Pablo/Alberto Roemmers ARG) (1,1,2,8) 12 pts
2 Quantum Racing, USA (Doug DeVos USA) (4,2,3,3) 12 pts
3 Sled, USA (Takashi Okura USA) (2,6,4,2) 14 pts
4 Platoon, GER (Harm Müller-Spreer GER) (5,7,7,1) 20 pts
5 Bronenosec, RUS (Vladimir Liubomirov RUS) (8,8,1,4) 21 pts
6 Provezza, TUR (Ergin Imre TUR) (3,4,9,6) 22 pts
7 Rán Racing, SWE (Niklas Zennström SWE) (7,3,8,5) 23 pts
8 Gladiator, GBR (Tony Langley GBR) (6,5,10,9) 30 pts
9 Alegre, GBR (Andrés Soriano USA) (10,10,5,7) 32 pts
10 Phoenix, USA (Richard Cohen USA) (9,9,6,10) 34 pts