Three Gulfs, a First 45 is the Tyrrhenian National Champion


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vahine7_nyl“No wind, no race”: this is how the Three Gulfs Week, also valid for the Tyrrhenian National Championship, ends. Winning the National title and the ‘Week’ is Vahinè 7, by Francesco Raponi. Second and third place, respectively, Cippa Lippa 8, Guido Paolo Gamucci’s Cookson 50, former line honors of the Regatta of the Three Gulfs, and Italy’s 9.98 Low Noise II, owned by Giuseppe Giuffrè, reigning World Champion. “We are very satisfied! A great three days of sailing! We gladly returned to Capri, where we raced often coming close to the result many times that finally came today,” Raponi commented.

Four races were completed by the Race Committee, chaired by Luciano Cosentino, which again today tried, until the end, to give the start for the last race provided for in the Notice of Race but the wind did not cooperate. Thirty boats took part in the event, which this year, thanks to an understanding between the Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia, and the Yacht Club Capri, returned to the Blue Island. The event was held in complex marine weather conditions: from strong winds, about 25-30 knots on the first day, it shifted to medium winds and a swell yesterday, which rewarded the boats that interpreted, steered and maneuvered best.

Among the winners of the Capri Kermesse, in Grouping A, Le Coq Hardì, by Maurizio and Giampaolo Pavesi, of the Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia, took first place, followed by Ars Una by Anton Giulio Cafaro and from the new Ars Una, by Vittorio Biscarini and Carlo Maria Rocchi. In Group B, Domenico Cicala’s Angry Red won; the former reigning Italian Champion was ahead of Antonello Stanzione’s Stupefacente and Antonino Miceli’s Ricomincio da Tre. “Our goal is the next World Cup Orc. The regattas these days hosted the strongest representatives of our category, they were a bit of a test for us. Our reference was certainly Low Noise II, which has a solid, strong crew, consistent in results,” said Carlo Varelli, at the helm of the rainbow boat. Back in port, the racers were greeted at the dock with a spaghetti dinner before being awarded prizes at the Yacht Club Capri, where already yesterday the prize-giving ceremony for the Three Gulfs Coastal Regatta that ended last Sunday in Capri itself had been held. Among the prizes awarded, Cippa Lippa 8, followed by its Skipper Francesco Diddi, also picked up the prize reserved for the special combined ranking between the just-completed races and the Regatta of the Three Gulfs: “Coming back to race in Capri was great-we hope this combination will continue. Beautifully performed tests, we were also helped by the wind, which apart from today was never lacking.” So Gamucci, who hopes the number of participants will grow, and says he was impressed by the pace of the new Ars Una, with whom there was a nice sporting moment yesterday sealed by a round of applause of recognition between the two crews at the finish line.



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