Quantum Key West Race Week, feat of Calvi Network!


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imageGreat Carlo Alberini (owner-helmsman), Branko Brcin (tactician) and Karlo Hmelijak (mainsail) and Sergio Blosi (trimmer): the crew of Calvi Network, already 2014 J/70 European Champions, won Quantum Key West Race Week, the great early-season classic in Florida waters. As many as 53 boats were on the water: the victory of the Italian team came at the end of a close duel with the rainbow champions of Helly Hansen, led by the Healy-Becker duo, who had to settle for third place overall, behind the Mexicans of Julian Necklemann’s Flojito Y Cooperando, with our own Vasco Vascotto at tactician.

I am overjoyed: in terms of emotions, it is the most significant achievement of my sports career – said a visibly satisfied Carlo Alberini – Of course, the European Championship in Riva del Garda remains the most important title, but coming to the United States and overtaking the world champion, and more than fifty crews with him, at the end of the last round really has a unique taste. It is a result I would not have achieved without the support of my partners and crew, with whom I have long shared the joys and sorrows of the race courses.”“I am more than satisfied: we sailed very well over the course of an intense week. The weather conditions were very variable, and in the last two days things got more and more complicated,” commented tactician Branko Brcin, “Helly Hansen made life difficult for us, but we had the merit of believing in it until the very end and not letting the OCS we got at the beginning of the series affect us. Crucial in building success was the role of coach Irene Bezzi.

(Photo by Calvi Network / Zerogradinord)



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