Azzurra win the second regatta of the 2017 52 Super Series season, the Miami Royal Cup.
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In seven to 14kt E’ly winds Azzurra completed their winning scoreline with a third and a fourth on Saturday.
Azzurra posted seven results in the top three – including three race wins – from the nine races series to win the top trophy by clear eight points.
The crew, led by Guillermo Parada, with tactician Vasco Vascotto, win their first circuit regatta since they triumphed in Cascais – the final event of the 2016 season.
Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon finish runners up just as they did when they were second behind Quantum Racing in Key West.
Ergin Imre’s Provezza finish third despite a shaky eighth place in the last race of the regatta.
The Azzurra team will head back to Europe and the next regatta in May in Scarlino with the overall circuit lead and a boat that appears to have few weak points.
52 Super Series - Miami Royal Cup
1. Azzurra (A and P Roemmers, ITA/ARG), (2,2,1,1,2,1,8,3,4) 24pts
2. Platoon (Harm Müller-Spreer GER,), (3,1,8,2,7,3,4,1,3) 32 pts.
3. Provezza (Ergin Imre, TUR) (5,3,3,4,4,5,3,4,8) 39 pts.
4. Quantum Racing (Doug DeVos, USA), (1,4,6,7,1,9,5,2,7) 42 pts.
5. Sled (Takashi Okura, USA), (6, DSQ12,5,9,3,6,1,5,5) 52 pts.
6. Rán Racing (Niklas Zennström, SWE), (4,8,4,3,10,8,10,6,1) 54 pts.
7. Gladiator (Tony Langley, GBR) (7, RDG6,2, RDG6,2, RDG6,2,6,7,2,9,7,6) 55,6 pts.
8. Bronenosec (Vladimir Liubomirov, RUS), (10,5,2,6,8,2,7,10,10,9) 59 pts.
9. Alegre (Andrés Soriano GBR/USA) (8,6,7,5,9,10,9,7,2) 63 pts.
10. Sorcha (Peter Harrison, GBR) (9,7,9,8,5,4,6,8,10) 66 pts
52 Super Series - Standings after two regattas – Key West and Miami
1. Azzurra, 74 pts.
2. Platoon, 81 pts
3. Quantum, 85 pts
4. Provezza, 88 pts
5. Rán, 103 pts
6. Bronenosec, 109 pts
7. Gladiator, 135.6pts
8. Sled, 121 pts
9. Alegre, 147 pts.
10. Paprec, 194 pts.
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12 March 2017 9:29 GMT