SIAD Bombola d’Oro Trophy: the timeless appeal of the Dinghy


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The Dinghy, whether classic in wood or more modern in fiberglass, is a boat with timeless appeal, still gathering a significant fleet with enthusiasts of all ages. Participants in the 25th SIAD Trophy – Bombola d’Oro 2022, who “invaded” the Gulf of Tigullio for a three-day regatta that turned out to be particularly rich in terms of weather, know this well. In fact, the wind allowed as many as 7 races to take place in three days, alternating between light breeze and strong wind conditions almost at the limit of raceable for the Dinghy.

At the end of the seven trials it was Francesco Rebaudi aboard his Kinnor who, thanks to remarkable consistency and also proving to be comfortable in all weather conditions(17,3,3,2,1,4,3), won the SIAD-Bombola d’Oro 2022 Trophy. Trailing by five points was a Vincenzo Penagini in a state of grace with his dinghy Plotzilich Barabba (3,5,1,5,17,1,6) who was always among the leaders and gave his direct competitors a hard time. Penagini is also first in the Master 65 category. Third place for Vittorio d’Albertas-lastyear’s winner-who was in the lead with his Behemoth until the last day, but discounted the two results of the final rounds, not in line with previous rounds in which he never got out of the top 3 (2,1,22,1,2,10,8).
From fiberglass to wood: the SIAD-Bombola d’Argento Trophy reserved for classic boats went to Alberto Patrone with Damina, as in 2019 and 2021, followed by Andrea Falciola with Absolutely Free and Fabio Mangione with Samurai . A trio always present on the podium in the Classics category.

The Giovanni Falck Challenge Trophy for the team with the best overall ranking was won by the local ‘Q Friends‘ team of Circolo Vela Santa Margherita Ligure composed of Francesco Rebaudi, Vittorio D’Albertas, Filippo Jannello. Also winners of the 2021 edition.

Fabio Mangione won the special drawing prize: a check to be donated to the Tender To Nave Italia Onlus Foundation. For 2022 it is Maria Elena Balestrieri who wins the women’s title aboard her dinghy Out of Blue; 28th overall.

Vincenzo Penagini therefore wins the Challenge Master 65 Trophy and great results also for Gaetano Allodi Varriale, very fast with his Bonaldinho who receives the Super Master Over 75 award, especially during today’s last race that he dominated from start to finish.

The Allievi Cup, up for grabs at the Bombolino for the third year, went to the youngest under-40 helmsman, Alessio Pardini (class of 1990) aboard La Santuzza.

Closing the awards ceremony, the Style & Elgance prize up for grabs in memory of Corrado Cohen, this year went to Holland in the hands of Patricia Surendonk aboard her beautiful Dinghy Classico Hydra.


The Dinghy 12′, 3.66 meters long and 1.43 meters wide, is a dinghy created back in 1912 to the design of British designer George Cockshott and is considered the first One Design boat to emerge internationally. It was a quick success, so much so that from 1920 to 1928 it was employed as an Olympic single. It has always had a good practitioner base in Italy, so much so that as many as 88 Italian championships have been held.


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