2013 52 Super Series dates announced
The calendar for the 52 Super Series in 2013 has been announced, promising to be bigger and better with the introduction of transatlantic competition and the 52 Super Series Atlantic Cup.
The series will open with competitors from Europe’s 52 Super Series being shipped to the USA to compete against the best competitors in the US 52 Super Series at January's Quantum Key West Race Week.
Arguably the highlight of the season will be the 52 World Championship, which takes place over 5 to 9 March in either Miami or St Thomas, USVI.
The competition returns to the Mediterranean in May when the second 52 Super Series starts with the 40th Trofeo Conde de Godo in Barcelona over 23-26 May.
This is followed by the Royal Cup in Ibiza in July, the Copa del Rey Mapfre in Palma, Mallorca in August, before concluding in Porto Cervo with the Week of the Straits regatta in September.
As well as event and owner/driver trophies, a new piece of silverware will be introduced, the 52 Super Series Atlantic Cup, The cup will be awarded to the team with the lowest overall score from the US 52 Super Series and the 52 Super Series.
Class manager Rob Weiland said several teams have already committed to competing in the US including Quantum Racing, Audi Azzurra Sailing Team and Rán Racing.
The 52 World Championships will be open to all-professional and owner/driver teams as well as IRC52s. Their input on a preferable location for the world championships, Miami or St Thomas, is invited.
January – Quantum Key West Race Week
5-9 March - 52 World Championship (location TBC)
23-26 May - 40th Trofeo Conde de Godo, Barcelona
3–6 July - Royal Cup, Ibiza
29 July - 3 August - Copa del Rey, Palma, Mallorca
10-14 September - Week of the Straits, Porto Cervo
Individual Event Trophies: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Owner Driver
52 Super Series Overall: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Owner Driver
The Overall Owner Driver Trophy will be the John Cook Trophy
52 Super Series Atlantic Cup - Lowest Overall Score US 52 Super Series + 52 Super Series