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.
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.
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