Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2019
Rolex Capri Sailing Week concluded in ultra-close fashion in the racer division today. Alex Schaerer’s modified Maxi72 Caol Ila R knocked Sir Peter Odgen’s dominant Jethou off the top spot on the overall podium after she secured a second place in today’s race as Jethou came home fourth.
In the Racer-Cruiser class there was another turn-around with Benoît de Froidmont’s Wally 60 Wallyño claiming today’s race, knocking Jean-Pierre Barjon’s Swan 601 Lorina 1895 into second overall by 1.25 points. Again this was exceedingly close. Today Wallyño beat Luciano Gandini’s Mylius 76 Twin Soul B by just 28 seconds under corrected. Had these positions reversed then Lorina 1895 would have won overall.
De Froidmont is also President of the International Maxi Association (IMA) and in this capacity he observed: “It was an amazing day and it has been an amazing event. I would like to thank the organisers, the yacht clubs, the race committee and jury. When you talk to the owners everyone has been happy this week.”
Taking place within the Racer-Cruiser class was the Mylius Cup, won by Aldo Parisotto’s Mylius 65 FD Oscar3. “Today was very difficult,” admitted Parisotto, who had former America’s Cup skipper Paolo Cian calling tactics. “It was the first time I have driven the boat in very big waves like that. It was difficult.”
In the Cruiser-Racer class, winning with the largest margin was Vicente Garcia Torres’ Swan 80 Plis Play, which beat Riccardo de Michele’s Vallicelli 78 H20 by 3.75 points. Over five races, Plis Play, with her Spanish crew including several America’s Cup, TP52 and Volvo Ocean Race heroes, won three, including today.
Overall results at Rolex Capri Sailing Week include last weekend’s coastal race, the Regata dei Tre Golfi. A third place for Rosbeg, following a second to the Swan 651 Lunz Am Meer last weekend was enough to secure the Swan 651 ultimate victory.
Campionato Nazionale del Tirreno
ORC-A REGATA – Air is Blue
ORC-B REGATA – Sekeles
ORC- CLASSE 0 CROCIERA REGATA – Ulika
ORC – CLASSE 1 CROCIERA REGATA – Le Coq Hardi
ORC – CLASSE 2 CROCIERA REGATA – Canopo
ORC – CLASSE 3 CROCIERA REGATA – Squalo Bianco
ORC – CLASSE 4 CROCIERA REGATA – Globulo Rosso
Capri ClubSwan Awards
(to the best scored Nautor’s yacht)
Plis Play in Maxi class and BeWild in ORC class.
(to the best scored Yacht Club)
Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia
65° REGATA DEI TRE GOLFI
Coppa Sen. Andrea Matarazzo – perpetual challenge to the first ORC yacht on corrected time: Alessandro Burzi’s Globulo Rosso.
Coppa Mariano Verusio – perpetual challenge to the first IRC yacht on corrected time; Marietta Strasold’s Lunz Am Meer.
Coppa Gustavo d’Andrea – perpetual challenge to the first yacht on line honours: Alex Schaerer’s Caol Ila R.
Coppa Guido Imperiali di Francavilla – perpetual challenge: to the first “Classic Yacht” on corrected time: Klaus Shuwerk’s Fenola.
Coppa Beppe Knight – perpetual challenge to the first Tre Golfi x2 yacht on corrected time: Guido Enrico Tabellini’s Jstorm.
Targa Beppe Knight – perpetual challenge to the first “Grand Cruising” yacht on corrected time: Cuccurullo e Sodano’s Alter Ego.