Hanuman Conquers First America’s Cup Superyacht Race

There are three races for the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta.

The first race of this regatta was won by Hanuman and that too after making a bad start. Hanuman had to return and re-cross the line for starting too early. But, this delay did not affect Hanuman in any way as it came back from behind to win the first race of the Superyacht regatta as part of the 35th edition of the America’s Cup.

The breeze blew to the advantage of Hanuman and the crew was able to guide it smoothly in the waters. They were positioned on the favored side. They got the better of Velsheda close to the first windward mark. This is the same crew that won the six J class yacht fleet in March at the Saint Barths Bucket. Hanuman was perfect for the light breeze in Bermuda and it looked very quicker than the other boats in the 5 to 9 knot breeze.

Simon Fisher is sailing as the strategist of Hanuman and he has already won the Round the World race. Fisher was very happy with the win that team Hanuman had achieved in the first race. He said that the race was dominated by the clouds that hovered over Bermuda and this made the race very tricky. He said that the team felt real pressure from Topaz and did find it very difficult to get over them. The bit early start also did not help them. But, the crew members were up for the task and gybed together to get on the right side of the shift.

Fisher said that the weather was changing all the time during the race. This is posing quite a lot of risks for the team. The clouds made the big wind shifts and hence being on the right side helped the team to win the first race.