Regattas up and down the boot: here’s what happened over the past few weekends


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Our column on regattas for all is back. Every weekend from Genoa to Palermo via the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic shores of the boot, thousands of enthusiasts take to the water to race between buoys or in coastal trials. Let’s take a look at what has happened over the past two weekends and who are the key players in these regattas.


Xp 33 La Xage Aux Folles

Offshore and monotypes in Anzio and Nettuno

Record number of races completed for the Anzio and Nettuno Altura and Monotype Winter Regatta, which involved the rating classes and J24s. For the former there were as many as nine races completed, among the J 24s even seventeen races were held. The ORC and IRC podiums were identical: Mario Bellotti’s Xp33 La Xage Aux Folles won, second place for Andrea Anastasio’s First 40 CR Calipso, and third place for Domenico Rega’s Anoex 30 Half Ton Purchipetola. Among the J24s clear dominance of Ignazio Bonnanno’s La Superba, second place for Paolo Ceccamore’s Pelle Nera, third for Miklos Raushenberger’s Juke Box.


A moment from the San Remo regattas

The winners of West Liguria

West Liguria also goes into the books, closing with the ORC overall victory of Valter Pizzoli’s Swan 45 Ange Trasparent II ahead of Vittorio Urbinati’s MC 46 Seawonder. Paul and Bruno Bonomo’s Canard 41 Aurora closes the podium. The first two steps of the podium in IRC 1 remained unchanged, with third place occupied by Paolo Rossi’s First 44.7 Free Spirit. In IRC 2, Davide Noli’s Farr 30 Farfallina takes the lead, followed by Federico Stoppani’s Xp33 Il Pingone di Mare II, and third is Trino Barnabo’s X35 Xsita. In the Racing Club category clear success of Franco Gaiani’s Swan 381 Emotion, followed by Giovanni Gerosa’s Grand Soleil 463 Giuba and Gianfranco Frateggiani’s Rimar 36 Goghi Go. Victory among the Grand Cruisers went instead to Arturo Mazzanti’s X372 Grizzly Too ahead of Alessandro Botto’s Elan 333 Atlantis and J. Philippe Dubiez’s Oceanis 45 Squiz.

The Sun Fast 3600 Lunatika, winner in the X2

Windless final at Riva di Traiano.

Closed the Riva di Traiano winter regatta, with afinal day during which the wind waited in vain. Celebrating are Stefano Chiarotti and Gabriele Moccia, winners in doubles with the Sunfast 3600 Lunatika-Ntt Data, Gianrocco Catalano, winner in Regatta with the First 40 Tevere Remo Mon Ile, Francesco Sette, dominator of the Cruiser class with his Hanse 430 Twins, Ezio Petrolini, in Grand Cruisers the Mescal 959 Giuly del Mar.


The GS 46 Luduan

Argentario Coastal Race and Winter Series

After a hard-fought winter season the Argentario Coastal Race and Winter Series go into the archives,with a total of nine races completed and good numerical participation. For the IRC overall standings of the Monteargentario Winter Series victory for Enrico De Crescenzo’s Grand Soleil 46 Luduan, which won by a margin over Fabrizio Di Feo’s X35 Xalice, third place for Patrizio Bertelli’s Proto Tuscany Vispa. For the ORC overall still a win for Luduan, ahead of Marco Paoletti’s Comet 38s Otaria, on the lowest step of the podium is confirmed Tuscany Vispa.

For the Argentario Coastal Race, a narrow victory for Andrea Casini’s Comet 45s Quattrogatti, second was Agostino Scornajenchi’s Elan 400 Ari Bada, and Fabrizio Caprioli’s Solaris 36 OD Costellation rounded out the podium. In the X2 ranking, clear success of Stefano Fragapane’s Dufour 40 Euforia, second Flavio Lucentini’s Jeanneau Anatra, third Enzo Donadio’s Gran Soleil 43 Billie’s Bounce. In IRC overall victory by a margin for Ari Bada, followed by the Bavaria 38 Sventola, and the Comet 45s Quattrogatti closes the podium. For the Monotype Winter Cup success of the B.Lex Sailing Team, ahead of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda team, third the Yacht Club Porto Santo Stefano.
Optimist racing at the Youth Meeting

Youth Meeting, Optimists in Alassio.

On a capricious weekend from a weather standpoint, the Youth Meeting was held, a classic early-season event that attracts young optimists from all over northern Italy and beyond. Three races completed in one day of racing out of the two scheduled.

Among cadets victory for Alex Demurtas of Fraglia Vela Riva, second Giovanni Tripodo of YCI, third Marco Franceschini (Fraglia Vela Riva) and first among girls Mia Benamati of Fraglia Vela Malcesine.
Among the Juniors, Matteo De Noe of Fraglia Vela Malcesine won, second was Lorenzo Predari of the same club, and third place for Riccardo Seggi of the YCI. First of the girls Arianna Giargia of the Varazze Nautical Club.



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