Farr 40s, ding ding, round one.
Three days of racing have been completed in light airs which has resulted in only one race per day being sailed.
The series started off in traditional style with the proven partnership of owner George Andreadis and his tactician Robbie Haines putting the first score on the board for this season. The Italian favourite, Nerone, owned by Massimo Mezzaroma were without their usual tactician Vasco Vascotto, with Andy Beadworth calling the shots instead. Nerone put in a good first day with a third, but the addition of two poor results dropped them 15 overall.
An improving Barking Mad, with Terry Hutchinson sailing as tactician, for the experienced 40 campaigner Jim Richardson, finished the weekend one point off second place with a 8,11,2 scoreline.
German boat Struntje Light has started the season well in Capri with a fourth place overall. Wolfgang Schaefer was second at the Europeans last year with an on form Iain Percy getting the tactics inch perfect. For this event Percy has been replaced by fellow Olympian Xavier Rohart.
Top British boat was Philip Tolhurst's Warlord in fifth place, back with their regular tactician from 2001, GBR Challenge Kiwi Chris Main. Tony de Mulder has had a less than perfect start to the Med circuit, with a core crew of Adrian Stead's regulars, Victric 5 finished in 14 place. Tony Buckingham's A Bit of a Coup, was a no show at the event due to the owner's work commitments.
The second round is at the end of this month, with the fleet moving up the coast to the Prada America's Cup base of Punta Ala. The Worlds take place at the beginning of July in Sardinia.
|Boat||Owner||Tactician||R 1||R 2||R3||Tot.|
|1||ATALANTI||George Andreadis||Robbie Haines||1,0||8,0||6,0||15,0|
|2||BOTTADICULO||R. Mincione-G . Arrivabene||Sergey Chestov||12,0||3,0||3,0||18,0|
|3||BARKING MAD||Jim Richardson||Terry Hutchinson||8,0||11,0||2,0||19,0|
|4||STRUNTJE LIGHT||Wolfgang Schaefer||Xavier Rohart||18,0||1,0||4,0||23,0|
|5||WARLORD||Philip Tolhurst||Chris Main||13,0||4,0||7,0||24,0|
|6||KATANGA||Robin Paterson||Ian Walker||5,0||6,0||14,0||11,0|
|7||SEVEN||Alberto Miss.s||Chris Larson||4,0||18,0||5,0||27,0|
|8||RROSE||Riccardo Bonadeo||Gabriel Benussi||2,0||14,0||12,0||28,0|
|9||NELA||Michael Illbruck||John Kostecki||11,0||2,0||16,0||29,0|
|10||MADINA||Dario Ferrari||Tierry Peponnet||9,0||20,0||1,0||30,0|
|11||MEAN MACHINE||Peter De Ridder||S. Bannatyne||6,0||17,0||8,0||31,0|
|12||GROOVEDERCI||Deneen-John Demourkas||Mark Reynolds||15,0||7,0||10,0||32,0|
|13||GAME ON||Oswald-Bainbridge||Anthony Haines||19,0||5,0||11,0||35,0|
|14||VICTRIC 5||Tony De Mulder||Adrian Stead||7,0||15,0||13,0||35,0|
|15||NERONE||M. Mezzaroma-A.Sodo||Andy Beadsworth||3,0||16,0||17,0||36,0|
|16||MORNING GLORY||Hasso Plattner||Goddesses Smith||10,0||13,0||15,0||38,0|
|17||BREEZE||Honored Vincenzo||Flavio Favini||14,0||OCS||9,0||45,0|
|18||ZZENZERO 7||Renato Mazzeschi||Enrico Strong stakes||16,0||10,0||21,0||47,0|
|19||ALEPH||H.Lepic-P.E. Detroyat||Luc Pillot||17,0||12,0||19,0||48,0|
|20||ALBABLU||Renato Irrera||Alberto The Tegola||21,0||9,0||20,0||50,0|
|21||VALEMEZZA||V. Mezzaroma-M . Scotto||Francisco Cruciani||20,0||19,0||18,0||57,0|