Please select your home edition
Edition
Wildwind 2016 728x90

Platu 25 World Championships Overall

by International Platu 25 Class amended by Sail-World on 4 Jun 2011
Montefusco Platu 25 World Champion for 2011 © Jesus Renedo http://www.sailingstock.com
Platu 25 World Championships 2011 has come to a thrilling end after nine highly competitive races and the Italian EUK II Monella Vagabonda helmed by Sandro Montefusco, is now the new Platu 25 World Champion.

The Pugliese-Swiss team who are the new World Champions relish the victory even more as it is the crew's very first race together. 'EUK II' has lead the general ranking list for the entire World Championship of 2011.

Sandro Montefusco is satisfied. 'Today we had two fantastic races with wind blowing from 16 to 20 knots. We didn’t expect such perfect weather after the uncertain conditions of the last days but we started well in the first race today and we kept the advantage until the end. In the second race everything was more complicated as we started late and we got it wrong in some wind shifts. There was a moment in which we were in 15s but we didn’t lose our concentration and we eventually gained positions one step at a time.'

Francesco Lanera, owner of 'EUK II Monella Vagabonda' was very moved by the victory. He laughed, cried and afterwards, he laughed again saying: 'All of us hoped to achieve the victory. Sandro Montefusco was a guarantee - I have not gotten used to such strong emotions. It’s simply fantastic and it’s difficult to believe. I thank all those who have helped us and contributed to this day. Family, friends and sponsors alike. Our team faced very difficult weather conditions these past few days and did so in a determined manner.'

The pressure was always on Euk II Monella Vagabonda, among the Spanish and German boats and until the end, the second podium spot was uncertain. GAES Mundo Marino is officially in second but it wasn't definite until the end due to a protest by Bribon- Movistar that threatened to cost their compatriots dearly.

Francisco Sánchez helmsman of GAES Mundo Marino wanted to express his satisfaction. 'We did not expect this result, we’re very happy with this second place in Gmunden. It was a tricky championship with difficult wind conditions for all. We tried to be as consistent as possible and that resulted in three wins. The team is very satisfied right now. It was an incredible location to race and I’m sure that we will keep a very fond memory of Gmunden.'

In third place is the German 'Falkone' owned by Cornelius Heeschen and helmed by Falko Knabe.

Ole Von Studnitz , the Falkone’s tactician was absolutely happy. 'We are more than satisfied because we are Corinthians, not professional sailors. Our team started sailing just one year ago. The boat is also brand new and we just purchased it this past year. It was a great Championship with a high technical level. The Spanish boats were really very competitive and some of the German crews were very prepared as well as experienced. So it’s simply super for us to have won. For our team is a great beginning.'

Overall ranking after nine races, one discard:

1- ITA 243 EUZ ll Monella Vagabonda 37 points
2 - ESP 25158 GAES Mundo Marino 51 points
3 - GER 1 Falkone 61 points
4 - ESP 25451 Bribon Movistar 64 points
5 - ITA 82 NANUK 68 points
6- ESP 25422 The Collection-Coppe Dental 73 points
7 - GER 63 Kyra 74 points
8 – ESP 25521 Mata Hambre 76 points
9 – ESP 25068 Mexillon De Galicia Movistar 100 points
10 - GER 140 Murtfeldt 100 Platu 25 website
upffront 660x82Naiad/Oracle SupplierInSunSport - NZ

Related Articles

Noroton Yacht Club takes the NYYC Grandmasters Team Race Trophy again
The yacht club from Darien, Connecticut, still out sailed every other club on the water. Every August the biggest question for the NYYC Grandmasters Team Race Regatta is whether this will be the year that Noroton Yacht Club's winning streak ends. Yet even after the age minimums were raised by five years and the event was expanded to 10 teams and three days to stiffen the competition, the yacht club from Darien, Connecticut, still out sailed every other club on the water.
Posted today at 3:48 am
The door’s been flung open – again
Now whether it was the Champagne or something far more ethereal, there is the chance that sailing gets sexier for Tokyo Now whether it was the Champagne or something far more ethereal, there is the chance that sailing may get sexier for Tokyo 2020. Yes, the proverbial door has been cast ajar before, often to much fanfare, and not that much has been achieved.
Posted on 28 Aug
Michael Illbruck crowned 2016 Melges 20 World Champion
Although not a simple task, Freides aimed to keep Illbruck behind him, or at minimum out of top nine ranking. Hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino, the World Championship was the most successful to date featuring four days of incredible sportboat racing.
Posted on 28 Aug
Freides defends leadership at Melges 20 World Championship
The one and only race that was able to take place at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship was a difficult one at best 2016 Melges 20 World Championship - The one and only race that was able to take place at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino was a difficult one at best, however managed to present some nice new faces at the front of the fleet.
Posted on 28 Aug
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Crew catch up - Meet Dhruv Boruah
After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations, some decide on a future in the marine industry, some take time out to assess their next move in life and others seek their next challenge.
Posted on 27 Aug
Changing of the Guard at Melges 20 Worlds, Freides takes over
The second day of racing at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship featured two races under shifty conditions 2016 Melges 20 World Championship - The second day of racing at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino featured two races under shifty conditions, shaking up the standings and making Drew Freides' Pacific Yankee the new leader with a one point advantage over Michael Illbruck on Pinta now seated in second place.
Posted on 27 Aug
Vendée Globe – Yann Eliès and his team relaunch 60-ft IMOCA in Lorient
Yann is now on the final stretch before the event and will be taking part in the three training courses. Yann is now on the final stretch before the event and will be taking part in the three training courses organised at the Finistère Ocean Racing Centre in Port-la-Forêt (Brittany). He will also take part in the Azimut Trophy. Yann Eliès tells us about the work that has been done and what lies ahead in the final part of his preparation.
Posted on 26 Aug
Vendée Globe – A long trip between France and Iceland for Heerema
After completing two solo transatlantic crossings in the spring, Pieter Heerema is currently on his third major trip. After completing two solo transatlantic crossings in the spring, Pieter Heerema is currently on his third major trip. Thanks to this voyage from France to Iceland and back, the Dutch skipper is finding out more about No Way Back, the new generation IMOCA on which he will line up on 6th November
Posted on 26 Aug
Phoenix returns and Cayard is back for the TP52 World Championships
Richard Cohen will compete at the championships in Mahón, Menorca, with Phoenix, which will be skippered by Paul Cayard. The carefully assembled team includes a core group of sailors who have many years of experience in the class, but Cayard cautions that their initial objective is to learn and improve together in line with their long term goal, to be competitive on the 2017 52 Super Series.
Posted on 26 Aug
Michael Marshall triumphs at J/22 World Championship
With a second place finish in Thursday’s only race, Mike Marshall, Todd Hiller and Luke Lawrence are the champions. Heading into the 10th and final race, Marshall and Chris Doyle were tied on points at 30. As the 41 teams arrived at CORK in the morning, the after effects of an overnight storm left breeze in the mid-20s, so the Race Committee postponed on shore.
Posted on 25 Aug