Photos: Marina Orsini

Victory for former World Champ

Moth heavyweights compete at the Italian Moth Nationals, the first part of Foiling Week

Sunday July 6th 2014, Author: James Boyd, Location: Italy

There was a spectacular, sunny day on Lake Garda and a timely Ora wind guaranteed three final races of the Moth Class Italian Open Championship 2014.

A perfect Ora – the typical afternoon breeze – of around 15 knots, without the excesses of the first day (28 knots of wind with gusts over 30), allowed the 34 Moth to race in the best of conditions.

This 'small world championship' - so called for the number of sailors who came from 8 different countries - has at the top of the rankings three remarkable names: the two Australians sailors Josh McKnight (1-1-4-1-1-2), Moth World champion in 2012, and Rob Gough (3-4-1-2-3-1), always in the top ten world ranking list, and the Virgin Islands's sailor Anthony Kotoun (2-2-2 -6-2-4), who won the American Nationals this year.

At the moment, the first Italian sailor is the well-known Stefano Rizzi (7-5-6-5-5-11), who can count victories in the Melges 24 class, America's Cup, ocean races and more. In the provisional ranking list, he finished sixth, followed by Fabio Mazzetti (12-11-9-8-13-15) in tenth and by Harald Stuffer (10-15-14-9-10-16) in 11th.

Results

 

Pos Sail no Sailor R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Tot
1 AUS 4142 McKnight Josh, RPAYC 1 1 -4 1 1 2 6
2 AUS 6 Gough Rob, RYCT 3 -4 1 2 3 1 10
3 ISV 4022 Kotoun Anthony, Maschio, Sail Newport 2 2 2 -6 2 4 12
4 GBR 4 Paton Ben, YC Lymington -6 3 5 3 4 3 18
5 GBR 4038 Offer Tom, Rock SC 5 -8 3 4 6 5 23
6 ITA 4093 Rizzi Stefano, SVOC 7 5 6 5 5 -11 28
7 AUS 3900 Mc Dougall Andrew, Black Rock YL 4 9 (dns) 10 14 6 43
8 GBR 3985 Hiscocks Simon, WPNSA 8 7 8 (ocs) 7 13 43
9 SUI 4112 Rast Chritopher, TYC/RCO/MBYC -19 6 7 12 9 10 44
10 ITA 3855 Mazzetti Fabio, CV ARCO 12 11 9 8 13 -15 53
11 ITA 4108 Stuffer Harald, AVLC 10 15 14 9 10 -16 58
12 SUI 3626 Reneker Matthias, RCO 13 14 -17 16 12 9 64
13 ITA 4092 De Paoli Carlo, CV TORBOLE 14 -18 11 17 11 12 65
14 ITA 4030 Lanulfi Marco, YC Acquafresca 11 (dns) dns 7 15 8 77
15 FRA 3879 Blanc Pierre, C. VAR MER 17 12 13 18 -20 17 77
16 SUI 4032 De Siebenthal Jean Pierre, SN GENEVE 15 -24 20 19 19 7 80
17 ITA 3912 Dubbini Leonardo, SC GARDA SALO' 18 10 -26 11 26 20 85
18 ITA 3901 Stuffer Peter, AVLC 16 20 -21 21 16 14 87
19 GER 3389 Huber Thomas, SVBb 27 17 10 15 22 (dns) 91
20 SUI 3858 Schneiter Sebastian, SNG -25 25 12 20 18 18 93
21 GER 3843 Maege Carlo 24 19 15 14 -25 25 97
22 ITA 4027 Ziliani Mario, ANS 21 16 22 -23 17 22 98
23 ITA 3887 Gritti Matteo, AVAS 22 13 -24 24 21 19 99
24 ITA 41 Ferrighi Stefano, FV Riva 9 (dns) dns 13 8 dns 102
25 FRA 11 Col Sebastian, YCPR -26 23 16 26 24 26 115
26 ITA 3949 Monzini Michele, CFV Skiffsailing Dongo -31 22 18 27 27 21 115
27 SUI 3836 Petrino Adriano, CVLL 23 21 25 (dns) 23 24 116
28 FRA 3875 Marie Benoit, SNO NANTES 20 28 19 22 (dns) dns 125
29 AUT 3435 Schoenleitner Michael, UYCAs 28 26 (dns) 25 28 23 130
30 AUT 3219 Stelzl Maximilian, UYCAs -32 27 23 28 30 27 135
31 GER 3986 Thias Michael, WSGR 30 (dnf) dns 30 31 28 155
32 ITA 855 Conti Davide Lupo, Skiff Sailing (dns) dns dns 29 29 29 159
33 ITA 3392 Rizzotti Luca, Skiffsailing 29 29 (dns) dns dns dns 166
34 ITA 4138 Ferrighi Gian Maria, FV Riva (dnf) dns dns dns dns dns 180
34 GER 398 Gimpl Klaus, SC Altensee (dns) dns dns dns dns dns 180

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