Azzurra is the sporting symbol of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), the name that brought the Club and its burgee to international regatta courses and can be credited with introducingthe America’s Cup to the Italian public. Following the relaunch of Azzurra in the Louis Vuitton Trophy in 2009, in 2011 the YCCS team participated in the Audi MedCup circuit in the TP52 Classand finished in third place overall. Alberto Roemmers, YCCS Member and owner of Azzurra, commissioned a new boat for the coming season which will participate in the 52 Sailing Series, including a legon the waters of the Costa Smeralda during the Audi Sardinia Cup.

The winning team remains unchanged with skipper Guillermo Parada, tactician Francesco Bruni -helmsman of Azzurra since 2009 - and strategist Vasco Vascotto aboard. Audi Azzurra Sailing Team willonce again wear team uniforms provided by Official Supplier, Gaastra.

After the new Azzurra has been put to the test at the PalmaVela tune-up event, the 52 Super Series will officially commence in Barcelona with the Trofeo Conde de Godò from 23rd to 27th May. The Audi Sardinia Cup will then take place in Porto Cervo from 11th to 17th June, followed by the Royal Cup in Palma from 10th to 14th July and the final event, the Valencia Cup, from 18th to 22nd September. The Copa del Rey in Palma from 16th to 21st July will see the fleet racing under IRC ratings and will not be part of the Sailing Series.



1- Alberto Roemmers - Owner - Helmsman
2- Pablo Roemmers - Owner
3- Guillermo Parada - Skipper
4- Vasco Vascotto - Tactician
5 - Francesco Bruni - Strategist
6- Bruno Zirilli - Navigator
7- Mariano Parada - Trimmer
8- Paul Westlake - Trimmer
9- Maciel Cicchetti - Trimmer
10- Simon Fry - Trimmer
11- Mariano Caputo - Bowman
12- Juan Pablo Marcos - mid- Bow
13- David Vera - Pitman
14- Alejandro Colla - Grinder
15- Gabriel Marino - Grinder
16- Guillermo Baquerizas - Coach
17- Rod Davis - Coach
18- Juan Garay - Sail designer
19- Matias Blanco - Logistics
20- Pedro Rossi - Boat Captain
21- Tim Houghton - Shore team
22- Ross Hunter - Shore Team
23 -Jamie Carwardine - Shore Team
24- Michele Bella - Sailmaker
25- Oscar Salas - Shore Team
26- Iñigo Losada - Personal Trainer
27- Giuliano Luzzatto - Media Relations