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LaLungaBolina2014.fTaccola._FTO2333La Lunga Bolina, the regatta organized by Circolo Canottieri Aniene, reached its fifth edition this year marked by a tense Mistral that had peaks up to 30 knots. Lots of spectacle then along the 140-mile route from Riva di Traiano that took the crews past the Ants of Grosseto, the island of Giglio, and again the Ants of Grosseto, before returning to Riva to cross the finish line. The Long Bolina, an offshore regatta that constitutes a leg of the 2014 Italian Offshore Championship, got underway late in the afternoon of Friday, April 25, with a fleet of 60 boats with top-notch crews.

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IRC AND ORC RESULTS
The first to cross the finish line in real time, was Guido Paolo Gamucci’s multi-win Cookson 50 Cippa Lippa that arrived at Riva together at sunset on Saturday, April 26 followed by Giancarlo Gianni’s Farr 62 Durlindana III and Andrea Pietrolucci’s Mylius 14e55 Milu. This evocative procession went on throughout the night and morning of Sunday, April 27. As for the ORC ranking, Pietro Platone’s J-111 Black Pull triumphed. ahead of Pietrolucci’s Mylius and Manuel Costantin’s First 40 Rebel, one of the many owners who came from the Adriatic. In IRC, however, victory went to Mario Aquila’s Grand Soleil 43 Vanité, ahead of the aforementioned Black Bull and Rebel.

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IRCX2 AND COSTAL RACE RESULTS
Also very good is the Comet 41S Perspective by Giacomo Gonzi, who, paired with Ancona helmsman Iacopo Lacerra, came out on top in the IRCX2 reserved for small crew boats, ahead of Michele Mariotti’s First 30 Miles Ahead and Francesco Da Rios’ Pogo 40 Patricia II. As for the result of the Costal Race, the regatta reserved for Este 24 one-designs and divided into two stages (Riva di Traiano-Porto Ercole and back), great affirmation for First in Class, the crew led by Cristiana Monina and composed of six Aniene girls, which got the better of RideCosì by Alessandro Maria Rinaldi and Gorditos II by Paolo Brinati.

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