After the crowd bath of the 151 Miglia-Trofeo Celadrin, the offshore regatta that brought as many as 138 crews to Marina di Punta Ala in recent days, great competitive sailing returns to the waters surrounding the famous Tuscan promontory with the second edition of the Gavitello d’Argento-Yacht Club Challenge Trophy Bruno Calandriello, the club team competition organized by the Punta Ala Yacht Club with sponsors Pharmanutra, Prysmian and Slam. There is considerable interest among sailing clubs and shipowners, who are attracted to this club challenge that reprises the formula adopted so many years ago by the legendary Mouths Week.
A TEAM REGATTA TO REMEMBER BRUNO CALANDRIELLO
Starting today. As many as thirteen teams (one more than last year), each consisting of two IRC-certified boats and one ORC International-certified boat, for a total of 39 boats engaged in a series of trials between the buoys and a coastal regatta starting tomorrow, Friday, June 5, and running through Sunday, when after the last scheduled races the coveted challenge trophy established To remember the historic YCPA president Bruno Calandriello – won last year by the Yacht Club Parma team consisting of the Sydney 46 GLS Stella, the Farr 40 Farr Marble and the M37 Coconut-as well as for other trophies including the combined with the 151 Miglia-Trofeo Celadrin.
THE TEAMS IN THE WATER
In the water, the Yacht Club Chiavari, Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, Yacht Club Parma, Circolo Nautico San Vincenzo, Lega Navale Italiana sez. Florence-Prato, Club Nautico Follonica, Yacht Club Livorno/Yacht Club Repubblica Marinara di Pisa, Yacht Club Santo Stefano, Circolo Nautico e della Vela Argentario (with two teams) and the organizing club, Yacht Club Punta Ala, with three teams. The full, technically very good fleet of 26 IRC-rated and 13 ORC International-rated boats includes hulls such as the J122 Chestress 3 by Giancarlo Ghislanzoni, the new Italy Yacht 9.98 Low Noise 2 by Giuseppe Giuffré, the GS 42 Race Cronos 2 by Valerio Battista, the First 36.7 Bluone by Leonardo Servi, the Cookson 50 Cippa Lippa 8 owned by Guido Paolo Gamucci (fresh from winning the 151 Miglia in the ORCi class), the First 40 Lancelot by Alberto Ammonnini, the Sydney 46 Star of Knights-Fava, the Alberto Franchi’s Farr 40 Farrmarmo, theM37 Coconut by Francesco Sodini, the Swan 45 Thetis by Luca Locatelli, the Farr 62 Durlindana II by Giancarlo Gianni, the Andrea Pietrolucci’s Mylius 14E55 Milù, Alessandro Canova’s GS 40 Vag 2, Ferruccio Scalari’sX-342 Scemperix, and Bisti-Lallai’s X-35 Dolcenera and Paolo Sena’s Spirit of Nerina. More information about the second edition of the Silver Buoy-Yacht Club Challenge Trophy Bruno Calandriello, scheduled to take place in Punta Ala from tomorrow until June 7, is online at www.puntalagavitello.it