The 2017 Rolex TP52 Worlds were won by Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon from Germany. In some respects, they made it look easy, never seeming to put a foot wrong and winning by a 7-point margin from Quantum Racing.
This is not even half the story. Müller-Spreer’s reaction to the victory pointed to the effort it had taken to finish top of the ten-boat fleet: “It means a lot. This regatta is so hard to win. I’ve been sailing for more than forty years but this is a different level.”