Event No. 6 on the 2004-’05 Swedish Match Tour
ISAF Grade: 1
Total prize money: Euro 100,000 (approx. $123,250)
Title sponsor: Locman Watches/Toscana Region
Event Web site: Toscana Elba Cup
Boat: IMX 40
Reigning Champion - Russell Coutts, NZL/Alinghi Team. Coutts defeated Australian Peter Gilmour and the Pizza-La Sailing Team 2-1 in the finals, completing a climb from last place after Day 3.
Results: Toscana Elba Cup – Trofeo Locman 2004 (May 3-9, 2004) 1. Russell Coutts (NZL/Alinghi Team) 13-9, Euro 35,000 2. Peter Gilmour (AUS/Pizza-La Sailing Team) 15-5, Euro 25,000 3. Gavin Brady (NZL/Oracle BMW Racing) 16-4, Euro 15,000 4. Karol Jablonski (POL/Toscana Challenge) 10-9, Euro 8,000 5. Bertrand Pacé (FRA/Team France) 7-7, Euro 6,000 6. Jesper Radich (DEN/Team Denmark) 6-8, Euro5,000 7. Ed Baird (USA/Team Musto) 6-8, Euro 4,000 8. Magnus Holmberg (SWE/SeaLife Rangers) 5-9, Euro 2,000 9. Philippe Presti (FRA/le Défi) 4-7 10. John Cutler (NZL/Mascalzone Latino) 3-8 11. Michael Dunstan (AUS/OzBoyz Challenge) 3-8 12. Paolo Cian (ITA/Italian Challenge) 3-8
Past Champion 2003 — Magnus Holmberg, SWE/SeaLife Rangers defeated James Spithill/AUS, 3-2) 2002 — Ed Baird/USA
Summary Elba Island is the largest of the Tuscan Islands and third largest island in Italy after Sicily and Sardinia. It is located 6.5 miles off Italy’s Western coast and played host to Vincenzo Onorato’s Mascalzone Latino challenge syndicate for America’s Cup 2003.
Organized by Elba Tourism and local towns, local yacht clubs are united under the Elba Cup Organizing Authority and share management of the racing. Crews of seven compete in sleek IMX 40s for a share of the Euro 100,000 (approx. $123,250) prize purse, among the largest on the Swedish Match Tour.
In addition to a wealth of natural beauty in the way of winding beaches and dramatic cliffs, Elba boasts museums, golf courses, sports centers and amusement parks, offering something for everyone.