21 July 2012 - Back to back wins in the Royal Cup and Copa del Rey for Rán IV and Rán II
It was an amazing two weeks in July when Rán IV (TP52 - 2011) and RÁN II (ILC 72 - 2009), both constructed by Green Marine for the same owner, won the Royal Cup and Copa Del Rey 2012 respectively in Palma del Mallorca.
The Royal Cup was the third regatta of the inaugural 52 Super Series and was contested by eight teams including Ran Racing. Rán IV, helmed by Niklas Zennström, won the event beating World champions Quantum Racing into second place after an exciting final days racing in winds of 30 knots plus. Rán IV maintained a steady position in the top three for the first three days before surging ahead on the final day when arch-rivals Quantum sustained damage in the near gale force winds.
Just a week later Zennström won Class 0 at the Copa del Rey in his Green Marine ILC 72 RÁN II, repeating his success of 2010. Of the eleven races RÁN took three first and six second places in a range of conditions that tested every aspect of the boats performance. The Green Marine IRC60 Jethou was also competing in the six boat class and achieved three 1st places in this impressive fleet of Mini Maxis.