Please select your home edition
Edition
T Clewring - Cruising

Sardinia Cup - Azzurra second

by Giuliano Luzzatto on 18 Jun 2012
Azzurra - Audi Sardinia Cup 2012 © Alessandro Spiga/YCCS
In the final race of the 2012 Audi Sardinia Cup, Azzurra slipped into second place in the overall leaderboard, overtaken by the American crew of Quantum that sailed a perfect race. The home event goes now to the books with a second place, a mere three points behind the leader, a small bump in the big picture of the championship. Next meeting in Spain, for the Royal Cup in Palma de Majorca, starting July 10th.

Riccardo Bonadeo, YCCS Commodore: 'As President of the Consorzio Azzurra, I share the crew's sentiment of regret for not having been successful in their intent to win on home waters. However, in my role of Commodore of the hosting yacht club I can only feel delighted by the races of such high technical level. Following the mistral that was too intense to allow any sailing even for these Mediterranean racers, we had a series of races held under light conditions but full of twists and turns, and photo finishes, proving that speed is not everything in sailing.'

Francesco Bruni, tactician onboard Azzurra: 'The Audi Sardinia Cup comes to a close with a difficult day for us, where we added up error upon error. The last race, the seventh one, was lost in the start and it's not a coincidence we are on a par with Quantum in terms of races won after a start ahead, having three victories each. They won today's start and we then weren't able to minimize the damage. We have to point out that given today's race course, the right-hand side was obligatory and there wasn't any alternative to the so-called 'horse race'

Vasco Vascotto, strategist onboard Azzurra: 'Given the fact we are not superstitious, the 17th of the month shouldn't have been a problem, instead it turned out to be a bad day, we committed many errors and we truly feel sorry. We would have liked to give satisfaction to our owner, our yacht club, our sponsor and the numerous fans that follow us on Facebook. Instead, it didn't turn out that way... we just have to look ahead, three points are nothing compared to the remainder of the 52 Super Series'.

Audi Sardinia Cup - 52 Super Series Results:

1. Quantum Racing 1/1/3/1/4/4,5/1=15,5
2. Audi Azzurra Sailing Team 3/2/2/4/1/1,5/5=18,5
3. Gladiator 2/3/1/2/6/3/3=20
4. Ràn 4/4/4/3/2/7,5/6=30,5
5. Paprec Recyclage 5/5/5/6/3/10,5/2=36,5
6. Powerplay Azzurra website
T Clewring - GenericSouthern Spars - 100InSunSport - NZ

Related Articles

America's Cup - Arbitration Panel Hearing over Kiwi Qualifier for July
ACEA CEO, Russell Coutts has confirmed that the Arbitration Panel will hold its first Hearing in July. In a yet to be published interview in Sail-World, America’s Cup Events Authority CEO, Russell Coutts has confirmed that the Arbitration Panel will hold its first Hearing in July. This is the first official indication that the three person Arbitration Panel had even been formed, however Sail-World’s sources indicated that it had been empanelled since last January, possibly earlier.
Posted today at 3:19 am
Rio 2016 - The Qualification Games - Part 2
Yachting NZ's refusal to nominate in three classes won in the first round of 2016 Olympic Qualification is unprecedented Yachting New Zealand's refusal to nominate in three classes won in the first round of 2016 Olympic Qualification is without precedent. Subject to Appeal, the Kiwis have signaled that they will reject 30% of the positions gained in the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Santander in 2014.
Posted on 22 May
Gladwell's Line - World Sailing changes tack after IOC windshift
Over the past year, we've given the International Sailing Federation (now re-badged as World Sailing) a bit of stick Over the past year, we've given the International Sailing Federation (now re-badged as World Sailing) a bit of stick. Every blow well earned over issues such as the pollution at Rio, the Israeli exclusion abomination plus a few more. But now World Sailing is getting it right.
Posted on 21 May
Rio 2016 - The Qualification Games - Part 1
Antipodean selection shenanigans aside, the Qualification system for the Rio Olympics appears to be achieving its goals Antipodean selection shenanigans aside, the Qualification system for the Rio Olympics appears to be achieving goals set in the Olympic Commission report of 2010. Around 64 countries are expected to be represented in Rio de Janeiro in August. That is a slight increase on Qingdao and Weymouth, but more importantly a full regional qualification system is now in place
Posted on 19 May
Taming the beast-a conversation with Stuart Meurer of Parker Hannifin
While AC72 cats were fast, they difficult to control, so Oracle partnered with Parker Hannifin to innovate a better way. If you watched videos of the AC72s racing in the 34th America’s Cup (2013), you’re familiar with the mind-boggling speeds that are possible when wingsail-powered catamarans switch from displacement sailing to foiling mode. While foiling is fast, there’s no disguising the platform’s inherent instability. Now, Oracle Team USA has teamed up with Parker Hannifin to innovate a better way.
Posted on 18 May
From foiling Moths to Olympic starting lines-a Q&A with Bora Gulari
Bora Gulari’s is representing the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the Nacra 17 class, along with teammate Louisa Chafee. Bora Gulari (USA) has made a strong name for himself within high-performance sailing circles, with wins at the 2009 and 2013 Moth Worlds. In between, he broke the 30-knort barrier and was the 2009 US SAILING Rolex Yachtsman of the Year. His latest challenge is representing the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the Nacra 17 class as skipper, along with his teammate Louisa Chafee.
Posted on 12 May
Concern for Zika at Rio Olympics is now deadly serious
Alphabet soup is one description that has thus far not been used for either Guanabara Bay, Alphabet soup is one description that has thus far not been used for either Guanabara Bay, or the Rio Olympics. Many others have, and they were apt, but things have changed. So here now we have a situation where one man, Associate Professor Amir Attaran, who does have a more than decent string of letters after his name, is bringing nearly as many facts to bear as references at the article's end
Posted on 12 May
Zhik - The brand born of a notion, not its history
here is probably every reason that ocean rhymes with notion. Zhik’s tagline is officially marketed as Made For Water There is probably every reason that ocean rhymes with notion. Zhik’s tagline has been officially marketed as Made For Water, and this is precisely what the company has done for the last eight years before the succinct and apt strapline came from out of R&D and into mainstream visibility.
Posted on 8 May
Shape of next Volvo Ocean Race revealed at Southern Spars - Part 1
Southern Spars has been confirmed as the supplier of spars for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. In mid-April, Race Director, Jack Lloyd and Stopover Manager Richard Mason outlined the changes expected for the 40,000nm Race during a tour of Southern Spars 10,000sq metre specialist spar construction facility. A total of up to seven boats is expected to enter, but time is running out for the construction of any new boats.
Posted on 3 May
Sailing in the Olympics beyond 2016 - A double Olympic medalist's view
Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. Gold and Bronze medalist and multiple world boardsailing/windsurfer champion, Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. A key driver is the signalled intention by the International Olympic Committee to select a basket of events that will be contested.
Posted on 29 Apr