K6 Eurocup 2011 - High speeds on day one

K6 Eurocup 2011 day one
© Elena Giolai/Fraglia Vela Riva
K6 Eurocup 2011 is being held from 27 June to 1 July at Fraglia Vela Riva in Trentino Garda, Italy.

A glorious day with southerly 20 knots winds kicked off the K6 Eurocup, which takes place every two years with participants mainly from Germany and Great Britain. The event finishes on Friday 1s July after a total of 13 legs according to the schedule... winds permitting. The weather forecast however, looks very promising and participants, their staff and families will be able to enjoy a short break with sailing, wine and culinary events in good company!

Today's event got off to a great start with three exciting races. The clear skies let in warm, thermic winds, which reached 20 knots on the buoy line putting some crews in difficulty. High speeds were reached especially on the pace of the slack and it was soon evident who were in the running for a place on the podium.

Finishing in first place was last event's winner Ian Robson of Great Britain, who took the lead with two firsts and a third. There are however, at least six crews who are in contention for the top places. With two seconds and a fourth and lying in second place is the other Brit, Peter Kirby, followed by Dave Smithwhite, who after a sixth took a first and a fourth. In fourth place and one point behind is Jonathan Calascione, who achieved a solid second place in today's first race. Also in the running is Neil Fulcher, who today finished with two thirds and a DNF (did not finish), due to technical problems.

Races start tomorrow at 13:00, with another three legs scheduled.

Results:

No

Sail No

Name

Points

1

2

3

1

GBR 162

Ian Robson, Ian Johnson, Andy Carroll

5.0

1

3

1

2

GBR 126

Peter Kirkby, Richard Barker, Giles Chipperfield

8.0

4

2

2

3

GBR 166

Dave Smithwhite, Alison Smithwhite, William Smithwhite

11.0

6

1

4

4

GBR 156

Jonathan Calascione, Piers Tucker, Myles Mence

12.0

2

5

5

5

GBR 213

Nick Jones, George Jones, Mike Butler

18.0

7

4

7

6

GBR 206

Julian Cook, Caroline Aisher, Will Hussey

20.0

5

7

8

7

GBR 2

Dave Hall, Laura Hall, Matt Mould / Tom Hall

20.0

8

6

6

8

GBR 208

Neil Fulcher, Lawrence Crispin

21.0

3

dnf

3

9

GBR 135

Phil Waterfall, Christopher Gorner, Peter Degg

28.0

10

8

10

10

GER 111

Seep Haag, Erika Aidelsburger, Robert Kellner

35.0

11

9

dnf

11

GBR 124

Fraser Elms, Georgie Smith, Heather Chipperfield

39.0

dnf

dnf

9

12

GER 145

Sydney Gottschalk, Thorsten Seglitz, Jens Zuppke

39.0

9

dnf

dnc

13

GBR 143

Paul Wallis, Rod Turner

45.0

dnf

dnf

dnf

14

GBR 122

John Tabor, Simon Tabor, Carolyn Tabor

45.0

dnf

dnf

dnc



K6 Eurocup 2011 day one
© Elena Giolai/Fraglia Vela Riva

K6 Eurocup 2011 day one
© Elena Giolai/Fraglia Vela Riva

K6 Eurocup 2011 day one
© Elena Giolai/Fraglia Vela Riva

K6 Eurocup 2011 day one
© Elena Giolai/Fraglia Vela Riva

K6 Eurocup 2011 day one
© Elena Giolai/Fraglia Vela Riva

K6 Eurocup 2011 day one
© Elena Giolai/Fraglia Vela Riva


Event website
http://www.sail-world.com/85231