Italian ORC in Gaeta: between Scugnizza and BeWild is a “rebel” championship

Italy’s 11.98 Scugnizza leads Group B

First day of “champagne” sailing at theItalian ORC in Gaeta where no less than three races were staged in the debut of the race for the world title. Gaeta turned out as expected to be a perfect place to do high-level sailing, but this was hardly a surprise. With stiff breeze even above 15 knots in the gulf, there was no shortage of entertainment.

Three regattas that have already set important trends in the overall rankings, with points beginning to weigh as early as this first day. In fact, the domination of Enzo De Blasio’s Italia 11.98 Scugnizza in Group B was clear: with three first places, the Neapolitan boat moves firmly to the top of the standings, trailing Gianluigi Dubbini’s Italia 998 Sarchiapone by six points.

The Dufour 34 Northern Light

In provisional third place, first among the Corinthians, is the surprise of this debut day: Bignolini’s Dufour 34 Northern Light, a boat that even several seasons after its launch continues to be very competitive.

The crew of the Swan 42 BeWild

In Group A, on the other hand, the eve’s predictions turned out to be more than correct: it is Swan 42 domination. As many as five in the top 10 places, with the three steps of the podium occupied by these boats that have found a second life in the world of ORC and IRC racing, both between the buoys and on the high seas. Leading the way in Gaeta is Renzo Grottesi’s BeWild, followed by Massimo De Campo’s Selene, provisional third place for Andrea Rossi’s Mela.

It’s back on the water today with at least two more trials ready to go.



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