D-One Gold Cup - Day 1 in Alassio

2012 D-One Gold Cup start
Andrea Carloni
The third edition of the Volvo D-One Gold got underway today in Circolo Nautico al Mare e Marina di Alassio. An international fleet of 38 sailors from nine countries took to the water at 1pm to sail two races in a 9-12 knots northerly breeze with confused sea.

The young Czech helmsman Viktor Teply took an early lead with one third and one second. Second was the other Czech Martin Trcka (1-9) and third was Argentinian Agustin Zabalua (4-8), the winner of the first Gold Cup D-One held in Valencia back in 2010. In fourth was the first Italian Andrea Casale (8-5) with his mate Michele Mennuti in fifth (10-5). British Nich Craig (5-10) finished the day in sixth. The happy winner of race 2 was Riccardo Pontremoli (Yacht Club Italiano, Genoa).

The Volvo D-One Gold Cup resumes tomorrow and Saturday with four more races. Action on Sunday will be sailed as a double point no discard finale race.

2012 D-One Gold Cup - Flotta
Andrea Carloni

2012 D-One Gold Cup - Pontremoli
Andrea Carloni

2012 D-One Gold Cup - Trcka
Andrea Carloni

2012 D-One Gold Cup - Casale, Sibello
Andrea Carloni
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