A long-overdue return to a full TP52 Super Series season kicks off at a new venue, Baiona, and ends with the 10th anniversary of the TP52 Super Series in Barcelona, back where it all began when just five boats turned up for the Trofeo Comte de Godó in May 2012.
Baiona used to welcome many top-level grand prix events to Galicia and Platoon’s proud Galician double world champion Victor Mariño now can’t wait to race the Super Series on his home waters.
‘A few years ago Baiona hosted the J/70 Europeans at the same time of year and every day was about 18kt and everyone left super happy. With the Portuguese trade winds we sail inside the Ria de Vigo with the Cíes Islands protecting the area and so the water is flat, not like Cascais. It’s also a very even racecourse, with the islands a long way off so shifts are typically around 5°. It is not like Cascais where you are very close to the influence of the shore.’ Read on.