Calipso IV into the lead
With most boats getting in just under the 32-hour time limit, the long offshore race is finally over at the Adria Ferries ORCi World Championship, and the cumulative standings after three races are now in. All races scored have a point value of 1.0 points.
On the strength of an impressive 2-1-2 scorecard, Piero Paniccia's Cookson 50 Calipso IV has taken the lead in Class A. They won the short 57.46-mile offshore race late last night by 9:35 in corrected time over the largest boat in the class, the GS 56R Marina Kastela, but then trailed the larger boat by 28:29 this morning in corrected time after the finish of the 132-mile long race. While the canting-keeled Calipso is rated faster than Marina Kastela, the two were not far from each other throughout the race.
And by having credible finishes of 5-3 in the two long races, Alberto Rossi's TP52 Enfant Terrible hangs on to the runner-up position on 9 points, while Giorgio Martin's TP52 Aniene lies in third just two points back.
In Class B, Giuseppe Giuffre's M37 Low Noise is leading Class B by 7 points over Vincenzo De Blasio's NM38S Scugnizza on the strength of 1-2-1 scores. Tied for third place on 20 points is UkaUka Racing's Comet 38S by the same name, with Giulio and Alberto Altieri's X-37 Minox.
Inshore racing resumes tomorrow with the first signal for the first race scheduled at 11:55 local time.