D-One Gold Cup - Zabalua claims the lead on day 2

2012 D-One Gold Cup
Andrea Carloni
There were two more exciting races today in Alassio for the second day of the Volvo D-One Gold Cup. Heroes of the day were Agustin Zabalua and Pietro Sibello. Argentinian Agu Zabalua, former winner of the first edition of the D-One Gold Cup held in Valencia 2010, took race 3 and finished second in race 4 after a come-from-behind win over Sibello who overtook him in the last run. With these results, Zabalua takes the lead of the D-One Gold Cup (4-8-1-2).

Sibello, a former Olympian for Italy in the 49er class, won in style race 4 after a third in race 1. Now he stands in third overall (9-7-3-1). In second place there is the Czech Martin Trcka (1-9-2-5).

Pietro Sibello about the D-One: 'After the first try two years ago, I really like to came here and try the boat again because it's a very nice boat. I think she has the right balance between a classic dinghy upwind, very technical and tactical, and a pretty modern boat downwind with the gennaker. It's a nice way to race and I enjoy it'.

Tomorrow two more races. Sunday is scheduled the double point no dischargable race that will determine the 2012 D-One Gold Cup Champion.