Sail Racing PalmaVela, held inMallorca from 8 to 12 May, was not very successful for the Russians. The team «Battleship» of Vladimir Liubomirov, competing in the TP52 division, managed to take only seventh place out of ten races. Only twice the crew managed to finish in the top three.
Although the weather conditions during the races were considered to be one of the best over the past few years, the Russian team was 13 points behind the bronze medalists of the Italian Azzurra Racing Team. The latter in their turn gained the same amount of points as the Germans from Platoon, but lost them by a landslide. The winner of the regatta was Quantum Racing fromUSA.
«It's so exciting that a class like this, which has been around for so long, is still relevant», said Quantum Racing skipper Ed Baird.
PalmaVela is a warm-up for the teams before the super series in the TP52 class which will start nearby on Spanish island Menorca on 21st May. Let's hope that the Russians will have better luck at this competition.