It was the Middle of the Cookson 50. All (but really all) of the winners


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Rolex Middle Sea RaceWe anticipated this and now we confirm it: the Cookson 50 Mascalzone Latino won the Rolex Middle Sea Race ( in IRC Overall and Class 2 (no dice for Lee Satariano’s J/122 Artie and Racine Noel’s JPK 10.10 Foggy Dew, they took too long in the final part of the race between Pantelleria, Lampedusa and Malta). A great feat (fifth overall in real, course completed in 3 days, 3 hours, 8 minutes and 3 seconds) that, however, the owner, Vincenzo Onorato, could not experience firsthand since he was not on board due to work commitments. Good work for Marco and Matteo Savelli, Adrian Stead, Lorenzo Bressani, Branko Brcin, Ian Moore, Leonardo Chiarugi, Andrea Ballico, Pierluigi De Felice, Daniele Fiaschi, Stefano Ciampalini, and Davide Scarpa.

And to think that last year Mascalzone was blown away by the Middle Sea by only 9 seconds: ah, the taste of revenge. Thus Matteo Savelli: “Inside we had put everything off until this edition. Everything went perfectly, all the crew guys did a great job. From Cape Passero to Trapani we will have done 20 headsail changes to take advantage of all the wind changes, all without any kind of hiccups. The boat’s speed, after all the work done during the winter to improve its performance, has paid off. And the strategic directions of Ian, our navigator, were spot on. It couldn’t get any better than this“.

c53429284cb2340c143fdf954676c1beSUPER CIPPA LIPPA 8 IN ORC
That the Cookson 50 is a great boat (we tell you about it here) is also confirmed by the fact that he has been tearing everyone apart in ORC as well, where Guido Paolo Gamucci’s Cippa Lippa 8, second in IRC behind the Rascals, triumphed. On board, in addition to Gamucci, were. Francesco Diddi, Roberto Spata, Andrea Caracci, Massimo Segnini, Matteo Holm, Gian Grasso, Andrea Venezian, Davide Rosa, Nicola Stedile, Giuseppe Incatasciato, Carlo Simoncelli, and Lorenzo Garosi.


14567567_10210434313432112_6866958742478942055_oPHAEDO’S JIBE
This Rolex Middle Sea Race, characterized by winds changing in intensity and direction, will be remembered as that of the Phaedo3’s (MOD70 by Lloyd Thornburg) great overstatement., who mistaking the wrong course and exchanging Linosa for Lampedusa gave the victory in the multihulls to our own Giovanni Soldini, author of an excellent performance on his Multi70 Maserati. And it has generated hilarity on the web, with cartoons, photomontages (like the one on the side here) and ad hoc “memes.”

04f42cea9eae0f47d3576ea863600a8d-300x241THE NUMBERS AND THE PATH OF THE MIDDLE SEA
There are 107 participants, from 25 nations, in the 37th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, which we like to call the “Fastnet” or Sydney Hobart de noantri,” because it is the only real big event over 500 miles in the Mediterranean and often the conditions are truly “oceanic.” It is 608 miles: it starts in Valletta, Malta, and the route to be followed, counterclockwise, goes from Sicily to the Aeolian Islands-including Strombolicchio-, continues around the Egadi Islands, except the island of Marettimo, Pantelleria and Lampedusa, then crosses the Channel south of the island of Comino and ends in the port of Marsamxett in Malta.

But let’s look at all the winners, class by class:

1. Mascalzone Latino, Cookson 50, Onorato
2. Cippa Lippa, Cookson 50, Gamucci
3. Maverick, Infiniti46, Cotterell

IRC – 1
1. Maverick, Infiniti46, Cotterell
2. Caro, Botin 65, Klink
3. Wild Joe, RP60, Jozsa

IRC – 2
1. Mascalzone Latino, Cookson 50, Onorato
2. Cippa Lippa, Cookson 50, Gamucci
3. Audax Energia, TP52, Garriga

IRC – 3
1. Zenhea Takesha, Mylius 49, Quadarella
2. T’Ala, Swan 45, Collins
3. Frogfoot, Ker40, Bryuzga

IRC – 4
1. Teasing Machine, A13, Pages
2. XP-Act, XP-44, Camilleri
3. The Raven, GS43, de Vin

IRC – 5
1. Artie, J/122, Satarian
2. SL Energies Fastwave, J/111, Charmy
3. Jivaro, J/133, Grosjean

IRC – 6
1. Foggy Dew, JPK 10.10, Noel
2. Bogatyr, JPK 10.80, Rytov
3. Wren, Comet 38s, Servants

1. Cippa Lippa, Cookson 50, Gamucci
2. Maverick, Infiniti46, Cotterell
3. DHL-Adelasia di Torres, M37, Nobis/Azara.

ORC – 1
1. Wild Joe, RP60, Jozsa
2. Green Dragon, VOR70, Schwarz
3. Egi…4, Mylius 76 FD, Giglio

ORC – 2
1. Cippa Lippa, Cookson 50, Gamucci
2. Maverick, Infiniti46, Cotterell
3. Audax Energia, TP52, Garriga

ORC – 3
1. Zenhea Takesha, Mylius 49, Quadarella
2. Lunz am Meer, Swan 651, Strasoldo
3. Frogfoot, Ker40, Bryuzga

ORC – 4
Jivaro, J/133, Grosjean 1.
2. XP-Act, XP-44, Camilleri
3. Elusive 2, First 45, Podesta

ORC – 5
1. Artie, J/122, Satarian
2. SL Enrgies Fastwave, J/111, Charmy
3. Canevel Spumanti, First 40, Persico

ORC – 6
1. DHL-Adelasia di Torres, M37, Nobis/Azara.
2. Wren, Comet 38S, Servants
3. Sagola Biotrading, GS37, Fornich

MOCRA (Multihulls)
1. Maserati, Multi70, Soldini
2. Phaedo3, MOD70, Thornburg
3. Ciela Village, Multi50, Bouchard

1. Talanta, Pogo 40S2, Ryking
2. Vaquita, Akilaria 40, Anemos Team.
3. Waypoint, Pogo S1, Chargo

IRC x 2
1. Unica, Solaris One 42, Sammut/Cachia
2. 2Hard, J/109, Hartl/Wolf
3. Perspective, Comet 41s, Gonzi/Dotti



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