After a long winter spent preparing for the 2019 52 SUPER SERIES season, the opening event in Mahón, Menorca will provide the first indication as to this season’s pecking order.
Unlike the flood of new boats that were launched for 2018, this season sees a variety of tweaks and changes across the fleet as teams strive towards gaining an edge in an already highly refined and ultra competitive fleet.
Among the changes, several teams with Botin designed boats have replaced their keel bulbs in a bid to improve performance. But teams themselves have also changed, most notably that of last year’s decisive champions Quantum Racing who have a number of key personnel changes.
And then there is Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec Gazprom team, back after sitting out the 2018 circuit but now back with a brand new boat stacked with talent.
So be it team changes, boat tweaks or new builds, there are plenty of new variables thrown into the mix for the start of the 5 event 2019 season.
Racing starts on 21 May.