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04/10/2013
SE Euro Grand Prix, Lake Como, Italy

 

 

RS500 Euro Grand Prix and Italian Champs, Lake Como, Italy

 

The final international event in 2013 for the RS500s was held in the splendid waters of Lake Como in northern Italy. A keen fleet of 23 boats from 4 nations came to do battle and whilst some cloud shrouded the mountains the weather was very fortunate with good breezes and no rain until immediately after the prize giving!

 

Day1 was light with 3 races held in 4-8knots and it was the Italians who took charge. By the end of the day there was a full Italian podium with the young sailors Francesco Bozano & Andrea Dellepiane (ITA), Luca Abergo & Stefano Costini (ITA) and Filippo Bucciarelli & Gabriele Tropiano (ITA) showing great speed and tact around the tricky race course. The Italian class has a great group coaching program headed by top coach Federico Maccari enabling many young teams to become competitive quickly. The French, British and Dutch and teams tried to remain close and took the next 3 positions.

 

Day2 looked like it was going to be a day off, with no wind at all.  However, whilst enjoying the produce of the Italian cooking master class laid on for fleet supporters the fleet were called to the start line where a lovely 14knots had arrived. With a bit more pressure the taller International crews managed to stretch their legs and Peter Barton & Heather Chipperfield (GBR), Marleen Blomsma & Jody de Jager (NED) and Florence Lebrum & Nico Honor (FRA), dominated the day.

 

Day3 and the results remained wide open with 2 races and a second discard up for grabs. After a short delay waiting for a light northerly to die and the southerly to build to a nice 9-12 knots the fleet were off. Two wins etched out by Peter & Heather (GBR) sealed the overall win and a 3, 2 by Francesco & Andrea (ITA) bounced them back into 2nd overall and they were crowned champions of all Italy. Marleen & Jody (NED) held 3rd and French champions Florence & Nico (FRA), despite two OCSs(!), held onto 4th by virtue of their consistency over the first 2 days. Class International Chairman Michiel Geerling, powered to 2nd place in race 7 ably assisted by the might of RS’s Jon Partridge on the wire.

 

 Next up is the UK Inland champs this weekend 12/13th Oct at Queen Mary, London where the coffee and scenery may be milder, but the racing will certainly be every bit as intense.

 

The International fleet is again looking forward to another Euro Grand Prix in 2014 with some exciting events planned at some great venues. The highlight of the season will be the World Championsips on the Atlantic tip of Brittany at Loctudy, France in August. Join the party now!

 

Pete Barton

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Punteggi presi in considerazione 2  scarti
 

No Numero Nome Punti 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 GBR 1015 Peter Barton, Heather Chipperfield 7,0 2 (7) (4) 1 1 1 1 1
2 ITA 944 Francesco Bozano, Andrea Dellepiane 16,0 1 2 3 (7) 5 (7) 3 2
3 NED 777 Marleen Blomsma, Jody de Jager 20,0 3 6 (7) 2 3 2 (7) 4
4 FRA 999 Nico Honor, Florence Lebrum 21,0 4 3 5 3 2 4 (ocs) (ocs)
5 ITA 946 Luca Abergo, Stefano Costini 24,0 5 1 2 6 6 (8) 4 (7)
6 ITA 943 Filippo Bucciarelli, Gabriele Tropiano 35,0 6 4 1 10 (11) 3 11 (dns)
7 ITA 950 Tommaso Gommellini, Rodolfo Rubino 37,0 (9) 5 6 5 (9) 9 9 3
8 ITA 1033 Urbani Riccardo, Loodovico Bruno 52,0 (19) 14 13 (16) 4 5 5 11
9 ITA 1030 Matteo Cara, Leonardo Pizzagalli 55,0 12 (17) 16 4 12 (18) 6 5
10 ITA 1035 Beatrice Xodo, Martina Gommellini 58,0 (14) 8 8 (17) 13 13 8 8
11 NED 964 Michiel Geerling, Jon Partridge 61,0 (ocs) 18 (19) 9 16 6 2 10
12 ITA 1032 Michele Oppizzi, Pietro Frazzica 62,0 10 (16) 15 8 8 11 10 (dsq)
13 ITA 1034 Matteo Umberto, Antonio Paolo Roggero 63,0 8 10 10 13 10 (14) 12 (ocs)
14 ITA 780 Lorenzo Bignami, Martinelli Matteo 65,0 7 12 (14) 12 (14) 12 13 9
15 NED 1003 Thomas Rot, Marloes Rot 67,0 13 11 11 11 15 (16) (dns) 6
16 NED 1028 Richard Rot, Marieke Gijzel 69,0 (17) 13 12 (14) 7 10 14 13
17 NED 894 Jochem Slikboer, Anna Bertling 81,0 11 9 (18) 15 (20) 15 16 15
18 ITA 7 Marta Garrone, Nicoolo' Corna 99,0 16 15 9 20 (dns) (dns) 21 18
19 ITA 781 Luciano Andreoli, Francesco Bembo 103,0 18 19 17 (ocs) (21) 19 18 12
20 ITA 945 Vittoria Ludergnani, Silvia Lorenzi 108,0 15 (20) (20) 19 19 20 19 16
21 ITA 1029 Camilla Angiolini, Camilla Baruzzi 110,0 (dns) (dns) dns 18 17 17 17 17
22 ITA 1031 Roberto Quaggiotti, Filippo Quarenghi 116,0 (dnc) (dnc) dnc dnc 18 21 15 14
23 NED 1004 M Voorn, Ime Husken 129,0 (dns) 21 21 (dns) dsq dns 20 19

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