In almost every respect, as a new venue to the 52 Super Series, Baiona and a first trip to Galicia proved a triumph. Flanking a tricky racing arena the lush, green hills and islands were a welcome contrast to the dry, dusty backdrops of the Mediterranean in summer.
There was a good range of wind conditions over a flatwater racetrack which was complex, dynamic, and hard to read. A tactician’s regatta. And ashore a fine historic yacht club that was always both friendly and welcoming. The TP52 owners and teams loved it.
If it maybe seemed like the old order resumed as Quantum Racing ran out winners ahead of Platoon and Phoenix, there were other signs that are encouraging for the future of the circuit which of course will only be determined by maintaining a congregation of passionate, happy owners. To that end it was massively heartening to witness the regatta of the 2015-launched Vayu and the Whitcraft family. Read on.