Spring Regattas: Twin Soul B is partying among the maxis in Portofino.

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Twin Soul

Despite weather that was not exactly spring-like, and a wind that whipped up, the Portofino Spring Regattas , organized by the Yacht Club Italiano in cooperation with the International Maxi Association, brought home 3 spectacular races.

Victory in the overall standings went to Luciano Gandini’s Mylius 80 Twin Soul B, tactician Tommaso Chieffi, confirming the growth of recent seasons and winning the standings with a 1-1-1 split that leaves no appeal. Twin Soul B also sailed well in real time, always finishing a handful of minutes behind the Spouthern Wind 100 Morgana, the largest boat in the fleet, which, however, failed to dominate on corrected time.

Behind Twin Soul is the evergreen Itacentodue, Adriano Calvini’s Felci 61, which on the last day of racing overtook Aldo Parisotto’s Mylius 65 Oscar 3 in the standings, which goes to close the podium.

As we said meteorologically difficult weekend for the Race Committee. On Friday the wind from the south did not come in, on Saturday it touched as much as 25 knots raising a significant wave, which did not allow crews, also due to the general worsening of weather conditions, to race on Sunday. Today then closed with two trials, under a south-southwest that touched as high as 18 knots.

Great satisfaction also for Luciano Gandini, experienced owner and helmsman of his Mylius 80. “Better than this I could not have wished for: exceptional crew and boat that is improving from race to race. In Portofino we got some of the winter rust off and are preparing for our next event, which will be the Rolex Giraglia.”

“A well-known, but never taken for granted race course,” said Tommaso Chieffi upon arrival, “and a beautiful day at sea after these days that have been so affected by bad weather. The waters of Portofino made up for it and allowed us to have two very good races. We did very little wrong and found our ideal conditions, with winds between 12 and 17 knots during the first race – a bit unstable as a direction – but then settling during the second race between 15 and 18 knots from 130°. This was the first regatta of the season for us,” Chieffi concludes, “and we return home very satisfied with the double result that allowed us to take the podium for both the Spring Regattas and for the Mylius Cup.


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