Volvo D-One Gold Cup - Tom Slingsby takes top spot

D-One Gold Cup 2011
Elena Giolai ©
Volvo D-One Gold Cup was held in Fraglia Vela Riva del Garda from 28th to 31st of July 2011. After four days of competition at its highest level, the event drew to a close today.

It was a pleasure for Fraglia Vela Riva to host this emerging and innovative D-One fleet, since its creator Luca Devoti trained right here on Lake Garda. Over the last two days three times World Laser Champion Tom Slingsby of Australia – training here on Trentino Garda for the London Olympics – has shown his power and bravura finishing with three partial victories, giving him the top spot on the podium. His adversary throughout the event, Nick Thompson of Great Britain, came second, and in third place was fellow Brit Giles Scott, the current European Finn Champion, who snatched the third place away from Italian Andrea Casale. Casale was by no means intimidated by these three champions, and even though he hadn’t been on a craft for many years, threw himself into the leaders group from the very start. It was interesting to follow the progress of the D-One on water, which is a single boat, and certainly brought out the best of these great European champions from the Laser and Finn Olympic classes.

Today’s final started early this morning to take advantage of the northerly wind, but the Race Committee chaired by Maurizio Saragoni had to annul the race due to a sudden drop in wind. Luckily, in the time it took to re-organize, the wind had changed direction (from the South), and had picked up enough four to five m/s to restart the final, worth double points and no discards. Tom Slingsby of Australia gave no chance to his rivals, taking the lead right from the beginning, and holding onto it to the very end. A well deserved victory for an athlete who we consider one of our own, due to the weeks he has spent here training on Trentino Garda, and also by being romantically linked to Italian National Surfer Flavia Tartaglini!

D-One Gold Cup 2011
Elena Giolai ©

In second place overall was Nick Thompson, who came in fourth in the final. There was a surprising third place partial today from Zabalua of Argentina (up to now mediocre around 13 to 15), while Andrea Casale slipped back into ninth place, losing out on the bronze medal, which instead went to Giles Scott. It was, however, a fantastic achievement for Casale, considering the calibre of the first three, all at the top of their game.

Our next date at Fraglia Vela Riva will be from the 2nd to 5th August, with Intervela (420 class), followed by the European Youth Sailing Games from the 13th to 18th August, organized in collaboration with EUROSAF.

Final Results:

No

Sail No

Name

Points

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

1

AUS 108

SLINGSBY TOM, Maschio, GOSFORD S.C.

8.0

(3)

1

1

2

1

1

1

2

GBR 115

THOMPSON NICK, Maschio, ROYAL LYMINGTON Y.C.

16.0

1

(2)

2

1

2

2

4

3

GBR 104

SCOTT GILES, Maschio, WPNSA

22.0

2

4

4

3

(5)

5

2

4

ITA 6

CASALE ANDREA, Maschio, YACHT CLUB ITALIANO

35.0

(4)

3

3

4

3

4

9

5

GBR 15

HOWARD MATT, Maschio, LOSSC

48.0

7

6

6

10

(14)

9

5

6

GBR 105

CUMBLEY CHARLIE, Maschio, TEIGN CORINTHIAN Y.C.

51.0

5

(10)

5

6

7

6

11

7

CZE 1

MAIER MICHAEL, Maschio, YER

74.0

6

5

(18)

11

6

10

18

8

ITA 112

POGGI GIORGIO, Maschio, SVGDF

75.0

(dnf)

7

19

7

10

8

12

9

ITA 107

TOCCOLI FABIO, Maschio, C.V.TORBOLE

75.0

10

8

12

8

9

(14)

14

10

ITA 61

PONTREMOLI RICCARDO, Maschio, YACHT CLUB ITALIANO

76.0

8

11

(22)

14

18

13

6

11

ARG 101

ZABALUA AUGUSTIN, Maschio, REAL CLUB NAUTICO VALENCIA

82.0

14

15

16

(21)

16

15

3

12

ITA 25

ROSSI PAOLO, Maschio, LNI PORTO SAN GIORGIO

86.0

11

9

14

25

13

(dnc)

7

13

ITA 1000

CRIVELLI VISCONTI UBERTO, Maschio, C.R.V. ITALIA

97.0

(18)

17

15

9

8

16

16

14

ITA 60

PONTREMOLI GIUSEPPE, Maschio, Y.C. ITALIANO

104.0

13

14

7

(27)

12

20

19

15

GER 10

EBERHARD BIEBERITZ, Maschio, MASTER, SYC

110.0

17

(23)

11

17

21

18

13

16

BEL 119

ROGGE PHILIPPE, Maschio, ROYAL BELGIAN SAILING CLUB

119.0

(dnf)

16

9

12

11

19

26

17

ITA 101

NOVI ALESSANDRO, Maschio, YACHT CLUB ITALIANO

121.0

9

12

(28)

13

22

21

22

18

ITA 33

GIAMMARINI ANDREA, Maschio, LNI PORTO SAN GIORGIO

124.0

(dnf)

13

21

20

17

dnf

8

19

CZE 11

DEUTSCHER PATRIK, Maschio, YER

128.0

19

18

20

(22)

19

12

20

20

CRO 109

KLAKOVIC GASPIC IVAN, Maschio, YC LABUD

133.0

(dnc)

dnc

10

5

4

3

dnc

21

ITA 26

CARUSO STEFANO, Maschio, SAILING CLUB BRACCIANO

134.0

12

20

29

15

28

(dsq)

15

22

ITA 13

IEVOLELLA LUCA, Maschio, CIRCOLO VELA ROMA

139.0

20

19

17

18

15

(25)

25

23

GBR 36

GARVIN TIM, Maschio, QUEEN MARY SC

144.0

15

24

8

19

20

(26)

29

24

SUI 39

BEAT HEINZ, Maschio, SEGELCLUB URI

147.0

16

22

(27)

26

24

11

24

25

ITA 24

BIAGIONI ANDREA, Maschio, CDV ERIX

158.0

26

26

23

(29)

27

22

17

26

POL 95

KORNESZCZUK MICHAL, Maschio, YK STAL

166.0

23

(28)

13

16

23

17

dnc

27

ITA 7

FERRARI ALBERTO, Maschio, MASTER, ASS. VELICA BRACCIANO

175.0

(dnf)

dnc

dnf

dnf

dnf

7

10

28

ESP 2

MAESTRO GARCIA ALVARO, Maschio, 9.5, REAL CLUB NAUTICO VALENCIA

175.0

22

25

24

23

25

(27)

28

29

ITA 117

TESTA NATHALIE, Femmina, 9.5, CIRCOLO NAUTICO ALBENGA

180.0

24

29

(dnf)

30

31

24

21

30

CZE 7

PTASNIK VLADISLAV, Maschio, ALT F20T

191.0

25

27

25

28

26

(30)

30

31

ITA 37

POGGI D'ANGELO ALESSANDRO, Maschio, Y.C. CORTINA D'AMPEZZO

203.0

(dnf)

dnc

26

34

29

23

27

32

ITA 58

FALCIOLA GUIDO, Maschio, MASTER, LNI MANDELLO DEL LARIO

205.0

(dnf)

30

dnf

32

32

28

23

33

ITA 102

MAGNI ANDREA, Maschio, MASTER 9.5, C.N.A.M. ALASSIO

214.0

21

21

(dnf)

24

dnc

dnc

dnc

34

GRE 25

BOUSSOULAS GEORGE, Maschio, CLUB NAUTICO AEGINA

227.0

(dnf)

31

dnf

31

33

31

32

35

ITA 95

BOGLIONE GIANDO, Maschio, 9.5, Y.C. ITALIANO

228.0

(dnf)

dnc

dnf

33

30

29

31

36

ITA 70

LEVI DARIO, Maschio, 9.5, Y.C. CHIAVARI

246.0

(dnf)

dnc

dnf

dnf

dnf

32

33



D-One Gold Cup 2011
Elena Giolai ©

D-One Gold Cup 2011
Elena Giolai ©

D-One Gold Cup 2011
Elena Giolai ©

D-One Gold Cup 2011
Elena Giolai ©

D-One Gold Cup 2011
Elena Giolai ©

Fraglia Vela Riva website
Devoti Sailing website
http://www.sail-world.com/86618