St Tropez to host 52 Super Series opener

Following a very successful 2022 season, celebrating 10 years since the world’s leading grand prix monohull circuit started in Barcelona in 2012, the 52 Super Series again follows the preferences of its passionate, committed owners in 2023, with an itinerary featuring a mix of popular proven locations.

The itinerary offers a good variety of racing conditions plus an exciting new venue which, though well known, has never hosted the Series before.

Saint Tropez opens the 2023 season in very early May with the fleet set to compete in France for the first time. Also, for the first time, It will be a ‘home’ regatta for the Petithugeunins’ Paprec team which have raced on the circuit since 2012. After a short hiatus, they rejoined the action in October at the 52 Super Series Barcelona Sailing Week, with a newer generation boat.

The second regatta starts late May and marks are return to Scarlino in Tuscany, Italy for the fourth time. In 2017 the race area proved a very engaging challenge with a suitably diverse range of conditions to test the fleet to crown the 2017 Rolex TP52 world champion team. More recently, after fantastic racing there this year, the crews are keen to return.

Over the first week in July the Series returns to Menorca where the open race course area is always regarded as a challenge by the team afterguards whilst ashore in the beautiful, historic city a warm welcome awaits. The fleet will compete for the Royal Cup here.

August is going to be all about Barcelona and the TP52 World Championships where the vibrant America’s Cup city will be in full swing and the Garbi sea breeze is usually quite reliable.

And the demanding schedule – one event every month – concludes in Mallorca in September when Puerto Portals hosts the season’s grand finale on the Bay of Palma.

The 2022 season finished with ten TP52s racing in Barcelona and current indications are that should be the baseline fleet size in 2023.

Saint Tropez Sailing Week, France: Tuesday 2 May to Sunday 7 May
Scarlino, Italy: Tuesday 30 May to Sunday 4 June
Menorca Royal Cup, Spain: Monday 3 July to Saturday 8 July
Rolex TP52 World Championship Barcelona 2022, Spain: Monday 21 August to Saturday 26 August
Puerto Portals Sailing Week, Spain: Monday 18 September to Saturday 23 September

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