Please select your home edition
Edition
Marine Resource 2016

X-Yachts Gold Cup International Championship

by X-Yachts media on 20 Jul 2008
X-Yachts Gold Cup X-Yachts . http://www.x-yachts.com
It was a very close race when the Italian and Danish crews competed in the last race for the first ever X-41 International Championship.

Nothing was sure before the last leg of the last and 8th race in X-Yachts Gold Cup International Championship for X-41 One Design. The Italian boat WB Five was leading most of the race, and if the Danish crew in 'Hvor’f det' came worse than 8th the Cup would go to Italy. And the Danes were around 8th for most of the race.

But on the last leg the Danish Yacht advanced through the fleet and managed to come just behind the Italian Yacht over the finishing line. It means that 'Hvor’f det' with Peter Kampmann at the helm, and with the owner Finn Rants, Jens Christensen, Kasper Helweg, Jesper Riise, Lars Ive, Christian Jensen, Lars Rants, Arndt Howard and Dan Hansen had won the first cup ever for the new X-41 One Design Class.

In the last three races on Saturday the wind had turned south, increased to 22 knots and the waves had risen considerably, but only a few of the boats had breakdowns as well as only one X-41 crew found it to hard out there. The Estonian boat Bering, which had been sailing very well through all races, had a torn mainsail in the last race and went to the harbour losing its good position on the scoreboard.

The Italian WB Five with the former world champion in Maxi Racers Lorenzo Bressani as tactician and three other group 3 sailors in the crew had silver with 34 points, 7 points after the Danes. The German boat Extasy with Thomas Brügge at the helm and three pros in the crew came 3rd, 6th and 3rd in today’s racing and ended up as number three with 39 points.

The French boat Tazkeena III with Filippo Patrignani at the helm and tactician and helmsman from the America’s Cup boat BMW Oracle Bertrand Pacé as tactician did not sail fast in the rough weather and dropped down from 2nd to an overall 4th. While Italian Lady X with Flavio Favini as tactician did very well today with a 2nd, 1st and a 5th, but it was only enough for a 5th in the total. Flavio Favini was the helmsman on the Italian America’s boat Mascalzone Latino and the winning Farr40 from 2007 with the same name.
[Sorry, this content could not be displayed]
In the other X One Design class where X-35 is fighting for the Scandinavian Championship, a Danish and a Finnish yacht fought so close in eight races that they had the same number of points after the last race. In that case it is the number of 1st that counts and since the Dane had three and the Finn had only two, Kristian Groth in AVT/People.com can put the title as Scandinavian Champion to his one month old other title as European Champion. As number two came Pekka Töytäri in Laura X with two other Finnish boats, Roxanna and Subway/Epsilon with Kimmo Vähätalo and Erkki Lempläinen as number three and four. There were 15 X-35 One Design class boats in the race.

The Netherlands has applied for have the X-Yachts Gold Cup next year.
[Sorry, this content could not be displayed]
[Sorry, this content could not be displayed]
Full results: http://www.x-yachts.com/seeems/70234.asp
Wildwind 2016 660x82InSunSport - NZBakewell-White Yacht Design

Related Articles

Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship 2014 - Brazilian dance party
Cesar Gomes Neto, Andre Forseca and John Bowden of team Portobello wasted no time in putting a stamp on U.S. Nationals. After an overcast, light and tough Day Two, the skies cleared allowing for a sunny, 10-15 knots of breeze from the Northeast for the final two races of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport. The team on Portobello consisting of owner-helm Cesar Gomes Neto, tactician Andre Forseca and John Bowden wasted no time in putting a stamp on this event.
Posted on 24 Aug 2014
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champ - Day 3 images by Joy Dunigan
Joy Dunigan was back on the water for Day 3 of 2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship to capture these images. 2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Joy Dunigan was back on the water for Day 3 of 2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship to capture these images.
Posted on 24 Aug 2014
Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Tricky conditions on day 2
In the first race of the day, four boats were called OCS including Drew Wierda's W and Jason Michas' Midnight Blue. 2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - While the majority of the fleet struggled with tricky, variable conditions on the inside race course in Newport Harbor, Cesar Gomez Neto on Portobello from Brazil had no trouble posting three second place finishes to take the overall lead after six races.
Posted on 23 Aug 2014
Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead
The deep Melges 20 fleet headed North of the Newport Harbor Bridge to kick off the sixth edition of the U.S. Nationals. With a brief on-shore postponement by PRO Bill Canfield and his legion of volunteers from Sail Newport, the deep Audi Melges 20 fleet headed North of the Newport Harbor Bridge to kick off the sixth edition of the U.S. Nationals. With past champions, fleet veterans, and several talented newcomers in attendance, what the fleet lacked in size was quickly made up through talent and tight racing.
Posted on 23 Aug 2014
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock
Three-time National Champion Michael Kiss on Bacio with tactician Chris Rast is on hand hoping for a fourth success. The 2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship, hosted by Sail Newport takes place this weekend - 21-23 August with guarantee of great racing, supreme competition and outstanding sailing conditions. Fifteen teams of the highest quality from all over the continent have arrived in Newport with all sights set on the National Championship title and trophy
Posted on 21 Aug 2014
Another breaching whale lands on boat off South Africa
3 men were injured this week when a breaching whale leaped out of the sea and crashed onto their inflatable boat. Apart from not sailing during the migration season, an underwater collision with a whale is one of those unavoidable incidents that any sailor dreads; but a whale that breaches on top of your boat is too terrible to imagine. This is the second such incident to occur in South Africa in as many years.
Posted on 7 Nov 2012