The Centomiglia crossed the finish line of its 64th edition this year. Italy’s most fascinating lake regatta organized by Circolo Velico Gargnano confirms itself as a “magnet” for sailors: nearly 200 boats at the start representing 8 nations. The Conte Bettoni Trophy went to “Clan Grok,” which at the last minute replaced helmsman Oscar Tonoli (struck down by a slight illness) with the other skipper from Desenzano del Garda, Luca Valerio.
THE OVERALL RESULTS…
The top singlehanded regatta was played out on the final duel between the “Clan Grok” and the Swiss Farr 11 S “SonnenKoning,” which still won in the Orc Regatta class in both actual and compensated. The Giorgio Zuccoli Trophy for catamarans went to skipper Gregor Stimpfl of the Bolzano Yacht Club, who took his Swedish-made M32 cat ahead of everyone. Second wasM2 with Austrian Olympian Andreas Hagara, in third position of German Sach brothers with “Intelligence,” among smaller catamarans won Timo Spaet ‘sEagle 20 ahead of Strobino and Vallivero‘s Tornado. The British hull “Cool Running” engaged on a shorter course, beating everyone and taking the Group 2 Lombardy Region Trophy. Nearly 200 boats competed on a lake that presented two faces, fresh wind in the morning, very light breezes in the afternoon.
Among the most significant class successes are those of “30 Knots” by owner Paroni and skipper Reijntes in the Dolphin 81. In the Ace 99 won the brothers Marco and Paolo Cavallini; in the Protagonist the “Bessi Bis,” reigning Italian champion boat, with skipper Marco Shirato; in the Mono-Prot A of the Swiss Claude Fehlmann with the “Psaros 33,” theThey 850 “Atragù” by Andrea Zipperle in the real ( and correct) time of the Mini Altura; the “Nexis” of the Veronese Luca Brighenti in theUfo 22; the “20 Knots” by Andrea Benvenuti; in corrected time Orc the Farr 11S, the “Lake 31,” Angelo Foschini‘s “Machete.” The CentoClassica was won by the Bertelli family’s Star from Gargnano ahead of a Rennjolle and a 5.5 Metre from the Swiss shipyard Egger. The ladies’ prize went to Giulia Barbera helmswoman of the Dolphin “Baraimbo.”