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Quantum Racing keep penultimate day lead

It would not feel like June without a visit to Porto Cervo for the Audi 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week, where Quantum Racing has now climbed to the top of the standings.

Provezza scored a great win Saturday in Race 6, the second coastal race of the Porto Cervo 52 SUPER SERIES Audi Sailing Week.

A 30 nautical miles passage clockwise around Spargi Island in a NW’ly breeze which peaked at 22-23kts in the stronger gusts. Ergin Imre’s team, with Peter Holmberg steering, lead Quantum Racing into the strait and the leaders were able to progressively extend.

At the island turn they were well clear of third placed Azzurra.

But, as has been seen before, despite 20kts in the so called ‘bomb alley’, there was a sting in the tail, a nasty transition zone near the finish line. Fortunately for Provezza they were able to wriggle clear to win.

Quantum Racing were snared in a calm, Azzurra able to sail around them metres away to steal second within sight of the finish line.

So Quantum Racing lead into the final day with a two points lead over Provezza.

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During the starting line up for Race 5, the mast on Andy Soriano’s Alegre collapsed, breaking into several pieces.

Considering they were up among the leading contenders overall, it is a huge setback for the Alegre team.

Theirs is a new rig this season and it is understood they therefore have a spare and could be back for July’s regatta in Puerto Portals, Mallorca.

Audi 52 SUPER SERIES after Race 6

1st Quantum Racing RET 12 1 3 1 4 3 24 pts
2nd Provezza 4 4 7 4 6 1 26 pts
3rd Rán Racing 3 7 1 2 10 5 28 pts
4th Gladiator 8 3 6 5 1 7 30 pts
5th Bronenosec Gazprom 6 6 2 9 2 6 31pts
6th Platoon 7 11 4 3 3 4 32 pts
7th Azzurra 5 8 5 10 5 2 35 pts
8th Sled 1 5 9 6 7 8 36 pts
9th Alegre 2 RDG 7.5 8 8 DNF 12 DNC 12 49.5 pts
10th Paprec Recyclage 10 2 11 11 9 10 53 pts
11th Sorcha 9 10 10 7 8 9 53 pts

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Gerald New - Sailweb
24 June 2017 15:15 GMT


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