The 52 Super Series is established as the world’s leading grand prix monohull yacht racing circuit. For the first time evert, the circuit will visit the Southern Hemisphere and start the 2020 calendar in Cape Town for two events before returning to the Mediterranean for the rest of the season.
10 teams representing 8 different countries are made up of the best sailors in the world – with several Olympic medals, America’s Cup wins, Volvo Ocean Race campaigns and countless World Champions in various classes – this is the fleet that the world is watching.
The fleet will be based at the iconic V&A Waterfront where sailing fans will be able to enjoy their first glimpse of the TP52 fleet including the home South-African-flagged Phoenix teams of Hasso and Tina Plattner. Competing owners and crews will be able to take advantage of the excellent local atmosphere and breath-taking views.
Racing will take place daily in Table Bay and depending on the weather conditions, spectators can line the Breakwater walkway or Blouberg beaches to watch the close racing. Each day teams will depart from Quay 6 from 10am and return around 5pm. Send off and welcome is open to the public and watching teams prepare for a day of battle is a sight to behold.
‘With the beautiful backdrop of the scenic Cape Town coastline, we are proud to host this prestigious event. We have a thriving multi-billion-rand boat-building industry in Cape Town, which has created over 7000 jobs and generated more than R2 billion in export revenue last year – making it the largest marine manufacturing centre within South Africa. Cape Town is also the World’s Leading Festival and Events Destination, and I want to thank the V&A Waterfront for making these spectacular regattas possible,’ said Cape Town Executive Mayor Dan Plato.
We look forward to an exciting few weeks of sailing activities and showcasing Cape Town and South Africa to the world.
Event 1: 2 March – 6 March 2020
Event 2: 31 March – 4 April 2020
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