The waning summer did not betray the expectations of sailors, who were greeted in the Gulf of Poets by decidedly warm temperatures approaching 30 degrees. The wind was a little less present but eventually a light breeze stretched across the gulf allowing crews to easily complete the course. Smiles, sometimes pulled crossings, but also a lot of fair play and friendship among the crews were the ingredients of a stage that really lacked nothing. The overall victory went to Giorgio Vanelo’s Brenta 44 Stella Filante, while the line honors went to the fleet’s flagship, Luciano Gandini’s Mylius 80 Twin Solul B.
Lerici’s was a stage that was also particularly attentive to anti Covid measures: online-only registration as well as briefing, badge pickup for crews by appointment only, final rankings communicated online. We have done all this because we believe in the importance of safety and because we are convinced that even by keeping crew distances, and giving something up, regattas can be done.
If then the regatta is in the right place like Lerici, or like the other stages of the VELA Cup, the party at sea is always guaranteed. Our VELA Cup therefore does not stop, with its usual formula open to all boats and all sailors it will continue to offer its spirit of shared sailing, we will continue to do so by doing whatever is necessary for the safety of the participating sailors.
TAG Heuer SAIL CLASSIFICATIONS Cuo Lerici
OVERALL WINNER: Giorgio Vanelo’s Brenta 44 Stella Filante
Spiffero, Stag 29, Oreste Benigni; 2. Chocolat, Sollen, Dario Cannavale; 3. Creusa, Comet 770, Marco Ferrara; 4. Evita, First 21.7, Maurizio Soli;
Fomalhaut, First 36.7, Navy; 2. Biba, Solaris 37, Andrea Centini; 3. Lazy, Solaris 37, Piergiorgio Ruggeri; 4. Horta, Dufour 382, Matteo Silvestri;
Pestifera 2, Dufour 44, Stefano Ferrari; 2. Doctor X, X-43, Michele Gianazza; 3. Vidalibre, Ilaria Redaelli; 4. Diamond Sea 2, Dufour 412, Lorenzo Russo;
One More, More 55, Luigi Gaddi; 2. X-Bionic, Moody 54 DS;
Bagua, Farr 30, Pier Francesco Caló; 2. Gold of Laor, Ziggurat 995, Massimiliano Lazzini;
Shide, First 36.7, Simone Ronchini; 2. Jonathan VII, Imx 38, Andrea Cuoghi; 3. Theseus 2000, Comet 38, Carlo Stefanini; 4. Le Pelican, Salona 37, Carlo Gazzerro; 5. Micky, Elan E5, Carlo Ponziani; 6. Vamp, Varianta 37, Filippo Zabbam; 7. Ondamarina, 38H, Francesco Barbacci;
Gust III, GS43, Walter Tronconi; 2. Cheyenne, Rodman 42, Tommaso Oriani; 3. Super G, GS 43, Alessandro Giannattasio
Stella Filante, Brenta 44, Giorgio Vanelo; 2. Plana, GS 47, Mauro Nastati; 3. Giodia, Sun Odyssey 449, Giorgio Bardin; 4. Ernesto Folli, GS 48 Performance;
1. Twin Soul B, Mylius 80, Luciano Gandini; 2. Subsopre and Basta, Ice 52, Mauro Todisco
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