ISAF Grade: 1
Total prize money: $40,000
Title sponsor: H1 Mobile
Boat: Jeanneau 35 One-Design
Reigning Champion - Bertrand Pacé/FRA Pacé defeated Australian Peter Gilmour 3-0 in a light-air final. It was his first victory on the 2003-’04 Swedish Match Tour.
Final ACI HTmobile Cup Standings (May 29, 2004) 1. Bertrand Pacé/FRA, Team France, 17-2, $12,000 Crew Benoit Briand, Tanguy Caidou, Fabrice Levet, Romain Troublé 2. Peter Gilmour/AUS, Pizza-La Sailing Team, 13-8, $8,000 Crew Rod Dawson, Mike Mottl, Kazuhiko Sofuku, Yasuhiro Yaji 3. Magnus Holmberg/SWE, SeaLife Rangers, 13-7, $6,000 Crew Peter Anderson, Martin Krite, Lars Linger, Stefan Rahm 4. Jes Gram-Hansen/DEN, Team Denmark, 10-8, $4,000 Crew Michael Arnhild, Christian Kamp, Rasmus Kostner, Chresten Plinius 5. Gavin Brady/NZL, BMW Oracle Racing, 9-5, $2,500 Crew John Kostecki, Craig Monk, Robbie Naismith, Brad Webb 6. Mathieu Richard/FRA, 7-6, $2,000 Crew Greg Evrard, Olivier Herledant, Alexis Ponsot Pierre, Yannick Simon 7. Mattias Rahm/SWE, Team Stena Bulk, 5-8, $1,500 Crew Johan Barne, Claes Dahlberg, Pontus Meijer, Henrik Valderyd 8. Kelvin Harrap/NZL, Team New Zealand, 5-9, $1,000 Crew Andy Hemmings, Jeremy Lomas, Grant Lorentz, Chris Ward 9. Staffan Lindberg/SWE, 3-11, $750 Crew Johan Karlsson, Daniel Mattsson, Johan Mossberg, Daniel Wallberg 10. Mate Arapov/CRO, 3-11, $750 Crew Ivan Bulaja, Luka Radeliæ Ognjen Uljeviæ, Stjepan Vitaljiæ 11. Frano Brate/CRO, 2-12, $750 Crew Boris Bakotiæ, Zvonko Jelaèiæ, Denis Stanojeviæ, Mirko Ukas
Past Champions 2003 — Jesper Radich/DEN (defeated James Spithill/AUS, 2-1) 2002 — Philippe Presti/FRA (defeated Bertrand Pacé/FRA, 3-2) 2001 — Dean Barker/NZL (defeated Gavin Brady/NZL) 2000 — Dean Barker/NZL (defeated Peter Gilmour/AUS)
ACI HTmobile CUP 2003 (May 27 – June 2, 2003) 1. Jesper Radich/DEN/Team Radich 2. James Spithill/AUS/Team Spithill 3. Magnus Holmberg/SWE/Team Holmberg 4. Karol Jablonski/POL/Jablonski Sailing Team 5. Chris Law/GBR/The Outlaws 6. Paolo Cian/ITA/Riviera di Rimini Sailing Team 7. Mattias Rahm/SWE/Team Stena Bulk 8. Jes Gram-Hansen/DEN/Team Victory Lane 9. Johnie Berntsson/SWE 10. Allan Coutts/NZL/Alinghi Team 11. Frane Brate/CRO
Summary Centrally located on the Adriatic coast, Split attracts visitors from all over the world. The cultural and economic center of Dalmatia is well known for its sailing conditions, sailing traditions and skilled Croatian sailors.
Sailing is a rich part of both Split and Croatia’s history. The earliest known sporting event in the history of Croatia is a boat race. In 1764, two fishing boas representing the Croatian cities of Split and Makarska sailed from an islet near Milna, on the island of Brac, to Split.
The 2004 ACI HTmobile Cup marked the 18th running of the regatta.
Prize Money Distribution 1st — $15,000 2nd — $8,000 3rd — $6,000 4th — $4,000 5th — $2,400 6th — $2,000 7th — $1,600 8th — $1,000