Campos IMS Offshore World Champion

After final day of racing off Capri

Saturday May 24th 2003, Author: Marcus Hutchinson, Location: Italy
With just one race scheduled for the final day of the Rolex IMS Offshore World Championship, the Neapolitan weather gods kept everyone waiting.

From a situation with absolutely no wind at 13:30 the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Race Committee managed to find just the right place in the Gulf of Naples to set up a start line, lay a windward leeward course and get the three classes off before the 14:00 last day start deadline. As if on cue the South Westerly sea breeze appeared at just the right moment and blew a steady 8-10 knots for the rest of the day.

Race Seven

Right from the start the action was on with three boats including, the two Swan 45s, starting prematurely and being disqualified for failing to return. Further up the first beat Pasquale Landolfi’s 2002 champion Brava Q8 retired with a broken forestay. Australian John Kahlbetzer’s Sydney 62 Bumble Bee V was handicapped when her light genoa split in half.

At the front of the fleet Charles Dunstone’s Maxi Enigma shot around the course in just over an hour while arch rivals X-Sport and Orlanda fought hard to be the first of the large boats on corrected time.

But all eyes were on the Spanish points leader, Telefonica Movistar, the IMS 600 entry in the Real Club Nautico San Genjo of Galicia’s Admiral’s Cup team. Would the small boats beat the big ones in Class Alpha or would there be a last minute upset? As it turned out skipper Pedro Campos sailed a perfect race to win the day which was more than enough to become World Champion. In second place was World Cargo, a boat that had been moving up the rankings all week and pounced past the two new prototype big boats at the last minute.

In Class Bravo it was Antoni Orlandi’s Italtel all the way again from Roberto Maffini’s Rodman 42 Wind, a close sister to Class Alpha winner Telefonica Movistar. Third overall went to last year’s champion Team Revolution.

Scuttelaro and his group on Di Mare Vaimo’ just had to finish today’s race to collect the overall prize and a world title. The second place they collected today gave them a 25 point overall margin over today’s race winner and second overall, Francesco Siculiana’s Vismara 34 Paul & Shark. The latter boat was badly let down by her performance in the high points scoring long offshore race earlier in the week and will surely be a boat to watch for in the future.

At the final prizegiving, Patrick Heiniger, CEO of Rolex SA, awarded each of the three champions with a Rolex Yacht-Master chronometer.

Pos Sail Name Skipper Type R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Tot
Class 1
1 ESP6446 TELEFONICA MOVISTAR GIORGIO GOLDONI, PEDRO CAMPOS RODMAN 42 3 5 0.8 0.8 8 8 0.8 26.3
2 ITA2533 WORLD CARGO QQ7 SIMONESCHI RICCARDO VISMARA 41 2 9 3 3 9 3 4 33
3 ITA121 X-SPORT STEFANO SPANGARO GRAND SOLEIL 56 R 0.8 0.8 5 10 0.8 11 5 33.3
4 ITA149 ORLANDA PIRERA ALESSANDRO FARR 53 6 2 2 4 2 13 6 35
5 AUS7441 BUMBLE BEE 5 JOHN KAHLBETZER SYDNEY 62 8 4 9 12 4 0.8 10 47.8
6 ITA14310 CIESSE TWIN SOUL 4 GANDINI LUCIANO GRAND SOLEIL 44 5 8 4 2 12 5 20 56
7 ITA12960 QUERIDA SERPI MARCO VISMARA 40 12 10 7 7 15 4 2 57
8 USA25555 IDLER GEORGE DAVID N/M 49 14 7 8 6 3 16 7 61
9 ITA1000 BRAVA Q8 LANDOLFI PASQUALE FARR 49 7 6 6 5 5 12 20 61
10 GBR76R ENIGMA of LONDON CHARLES DUNSTONE PROTO MAXI 10 3 15 16 6 2 12 64
11 ITA808 ALEXANDRA SCIRE' GIUSEPPE GRAND SOLEIL 44 M 4 14 12 9 10 7 8 64
12 ITA329 PAPASTILLA MONTAUTI FABIO c/o PAPASTILLA S.TEA GRAND SOLEIL 44 9 15 11 8 14 9 3 69
13 ITA400 SHE DEVIL POZZAR ALESSANDRO PROTO 15 11 10 11 11 6 9 73
14 ITA14545 CUORDILEONE FERRAGAMO LEONARDO SWAN 45 13 12 13 13 7 15 20 93
15 GER5245 OPUS ONE WOLFGANG STOLZ SWAN 45 11 13 14 14 13 14 20 99
16 RUS7 FOLLOW ME RAMITON INTERNATIONAL SA IMX 45 16 16 16 15 16 10 11 100
17 GBR4770 AUDACIOUS DAVID WADSWORTH FIRST 47.7 18 18 17 20 20 20 13 126
18 ITA13018 CIPPA LIPPA 5 BONTEMPI PAOLO COOKSON 12M 17 17 20 20 20 20 20 134
19 ITA11842 MAGIA QUATTRO SIGNORINI PAOLO SWAN 57 KETCH 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 140
Class 2
1 ITA2110 ITALTEL ORLANDI ANTONIO GRAND SOLEIL 42 R 0.8 0.8 0.8 2 0.8 0.8 0.8 6.5
2 ITA155 WIND MAFFINI ROBERTO RODMAN 42 2 2 2 0.8 2 4 2 14.8
3 ITA6326 TEAM REVOLUTION TONINELLI MANFREDO SINERGIA 40 3 3 4 3 4 2 3 22
4 ITA2452 NAOS MORBIDELLI MARIO GRAND SOLEIL 40 R 8 5 3 4 7 5 5 37
5 GRE888 OKYALOS XII PERIPLOUS SA IMX-40 4 4 5 5 3 15 4 40
6 ITA13999 MON AMI FASOLI FERRUCCIO VISMARA 40 6 6 7 8 8 3 10 48
7 ITA13770 ALBA BLU RAGOZZINO MARIO c/o T.M. SrL FIRST 40.7 12 7 6 6 5 6 12 54
8 ITA13750 X = MC2 TAGLIALEGNE DANIELE IMX 40 10 8 14 12 6 13 8 71
9 ITA3773 SHIVA RACER LUCARINI CRISTIANO SINERGIA 40 15 13 8 7 11 11 9 74
10 ITA444 NYL LAMBERTI GIUSEPPE GRAND SOLEIL 40 R 7 12 9 9 9 17 13 76
11 ITA14241 ANTARES SPORT VELICO MARINA MILITARE IMX 40 9 9 19 15 10 9 11 82
12 USA43901 FLASH PENNISI VINCENZO-BADALA' ANTONIO FARR 39 5 11 11 14 24 10 14 89
13 ITA13445 BLIZZARD M.A. PASQUALI CARLO VISMARA 38 18 16 10 11 14 16 6 91
14 ITA13921 SQUALO BIANCO COSTA CONCETTO FIRST 40.7 19 17 12 10 12 8 24 102
15 ITA13933 VEGA BONIFACINO VIRGINIO GRAND SOLEIL 40 C 14 18 15 17 15 12 15 106
16 ITA14140 VAHINE' 5 RAPONI FRANCESCO GRAND SOLEIL 40 R 13 10 18 24 13 7 24 109
17 ITA13390 ORION CASCONE GIANCARLO FIRST 40.7 16 15 17 18 19 20 7 112
18 ITA13593 ALLEGRADUE PURRELLO FRANCESCO-SICHEL ILDO FIRST 40.7 17 14 13 13 17 14 24 112
19 ITA13882 MAMMY THE BEST IV SGHERRI UBALDO GRAND SOLEIL 40 C 11 20 20 19 16 24 16 126
20 ITA14065 SOFFIO MARSILIO GIOSE' GRAND SOLEIL 40 C 21 19 16 16 18 18 18 126
21 ITA13543 X-ELOR NIGRO ANGELO RAFFAELE X-412 MK 2 20 21 21 20 21 19 17 139
22 ITA12412 FORTUNA PETRONE - SULLUTRONE X-412 22 22 22 24 22 21 19 152
23 ITA12912 IL POSTO DELLE FRAGO BADALA' ANTONIO - MAUGERI MICHELE ESTE 39 23 23 24 24 20 22 24 160
Class 3
1 ITA14367 DI MARE TEC.IMP. VAI DI MARE-CUOMO-PELUCCHI FIRST 36.7 MOD. 0.8 3 0.8 0.8 0.8 2 2 10
2 ITA14777 PAUL & SHARK LA CORTE ROBERTO VISMARA 34 2 0.8 12 14 2 4 0.8 35.5
3 ITA13631 DON ALVARO SICULIANA FRANCESCO X-362 SPORT 9 4 3 2 4 5 9 36
4 ITA12806 X-VECTOR ABITA MAURIZIO X-332 6 6 8 4 5 0.8 12 41.8
5 ITA13957 BONHEUR MERLINI VINCENZO FIRST 36.7 3 8 14 10 12 7 6 60
6 GER5222 WESTWIND PETER SUESELBECK FIRST 36.7 5 7 2 3 3 19 23 62
7 ITA14114 SLY FOX MONTANARI MAURIZIO X-332 SPORT 8 2 4 7 6 23 14 64
8 ITA14117 SPIKE PLUS DEL BENE PASQUALE c/o FIAB S.p.A. X-332 SPORT 11 13 10 5 7 15 7 68
9 ITA13819 BAGUETTE PANE ANTONIO FIRST 36.7 13 9 5 9 17 12 8 73
10 ITA14075 NAUTILUS TOO STILLITANO PINO FIRST 36.7 MOD. 10 10 6 13 15 8 11 73
11 ITA13950 REVOLUTION LA CORTE ANDREA FIRST 36.7 MOD. 17 15 7 6 9 17 4 75
12 ITA13702 MARETTA MALAISI GIANFRANCO GRAND SOLEIL 341 4 5 16 23 23 6 3 80
13 ITA14044 OLD FOX VECCHIONE ALDO X-332 SPORT 14 17 13 11 10 10 5 80
14 ITA13705 WORK IN PROGRESS FATTORI LUIGI BONIN 36 7 14 18 23 11 11 10 94
15 ITA13410 CAPITANI CORAGGIOSI FELCINI-SANTORO-CAVALETTO GRAND SOLEIL 341 12 20 15 15 18 3 13 96
16 ITA12526 SAKURA HOTEL ASCIONE GIANLUIGI ESTE 35 16 12 17 16 14 16 16 107
17 ITA14177 CRI CRI 2 GALDO GENNARO X-332 SPORT 15 18 11 12 16 13 23 108
18 ITA13235 XANTO DES LOGES MASSIMO X-332 23 16 20 23 8 9 15 114
19 ITA13388 SEXY VARELLI CARLO E MARCO X-332 18 11 9 8 23 23 23 115
20 ITA13922 IL COMMENDA RUMIANO CLAUDIO J-92 19 19 19 23 13 14 18 125
21 ITA11948 LADY X BOCCIA PASQUALE X-342 20 21 23 23 19 18 17 141
22 ITA11969 LEA DE MARTINO MASSIMILIANO X-372 21 22 23 23 23 23 23 158

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