Teams preparing to compete on the six event 2017 52 SUPER SERIES have just 12 weeks to ensure their boats and crew are in optimum shape for the start of the first races of the new season Quantum Key West Race Week which starts 16th January 2017.
The Ginetta G57-P2 continues to lead the way in the prototype market. Capable of lapping the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit in 1m48.8s when running in G57-P2 unlimited specification, there is little doubt that like-for-like performance with its competitor prototype models demonstrates the level of ‘bang for your buck’ the G57-P2 offers you.
Briefing: 27 19/10/2016
Mr. Jorge Barakat Pitty (right), Minister of Maritime Affairs of Panama, presented the country’s instrument of accession to the Ballast Water Management Convention to IMO Secretary General Lim on Wednesday (19 October 2016).
Panama has become the latest State to accede to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention), bringing the proportion of global shipping tonnage covered by the treaty to 53.28%, with 53 Contracting Parties.
ENGIE’s catamaran in the bay of Marseille ( © Gilles Martin-Raget / ENGIE)
The final round of the 2016 GC32 Racing Tour, the Marseille One Design, came to an end yesterday, concluding what has been an outstanding season for the foiling GC32 catamarans. The level on the water has never been so high and Sébastien Rogues and his Team ENGIE crew have worked hard on mastering foiling, completing this epic 2016 season in 5th place overall. The French team, who also finished fifth in Marseille, still have to work on the consistency of their results, but the crew have shown great promise in the last two stages of the circuit, an encouraging result for Team ENGIE to finish the season on.
After the five regattas and 45 non-discardable races that comprise this season’s, 2016 52 SUPER SERIES, Quantum Racing lifted the overall title with a comprehensive margin of 59 points over second placed Azzurra. On the last day of the season, Niklas Zennström’s Rán Racing won a very close four-cornered battle for third place and was also crowned top owner-driver. ?