sail-world.com -- Farr 40 European Circuit - Nerone on fire

Farr 40 European Circuit - Nerone on fire    

'Nerone - Settimana delle Bocche 2011'    © Alessandro Spiga/YCCS

Farr 40 European Circuit - Settimana delle Bocche, Porto Cervo.

Nerone, Fiamma and Enfant Terrible continue to dominate the top spots among the Farr 40s gathered in Porto Cervo for the Settimana delle Bocche from 29th June to 2nd July. Following yesterday's enforced rest day caused by more than 30 knots of Mistral wind blowing off the north-east coast of Sardinia, the one-design yachts enjoyed spectacular racing off Porto Cervo today.


The north-westerly breeze calmed just enough to allow the fleet, competing in the second leg of the European Circuit organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, to complete three races which showcased the speed and agility of these craft at their best.

With a breeze that built from 15 to 22 knots over the course of the afternoon, the first race of the day - Race four of the series - saw the Turkish crew aboard Provezza 8 add a first place to their results as they crossed the finish line in the lead. The Turkish boat, owned by Levent Peynirci, was closely followed by Alessandro Barnaba's Fiamma while Alberto Rossi's Enfant Terrible took third place.

In race five, the seven competing teams tore round the seven mile course in well under an hour and former world champion Nerone, owned by Massimo Mezzaroma and Antonio Sodo Migliori, was back on top form to lead the fleet ahead of Italian rivals Fiamma and Enfant Terrible respectively. This victory takes Nerone to a total of three bullets in the series so far.
 
A significant windshift affected the entire fleet during the last upwind leg of the final race of the day. By this stage the wind had built to 20 to 22 knots approximately and the 20° shift to the left combined with choppy seas and strong gusts put the crews' technical abilities to the test. Enfant Terrible suffered as a result of a spinnaker blow-out and finished at the back of the group while Wolfgang Schaefer's Struntje Light (GER) made the best of the situation and took her first victory of the event. Nerone, with Vasco Vascotto on tactics took second place and Fiamma was third.

Heading into the final day of racing, with a maximum of four races left to complete and no discard being applied, Nerone leads Fiamma by three points overall with Enfant Terrible a further four points behind.
 
Racing is scheduled to conclude tomorrow, 2nd July with the first start at 11 a.m. This evening owners will attend the official presentation of 'The Fabulous 40s', which details the history of the class over the past 15 years, at the YCCS Clubhouse.
 
Provisional Overall Results:
Place. Boat, Owner, Nation, R1-R2-R3-R4-R5-R6. Total points

1. Nerone. Massimo Mezzaroma Antonio Sodo Migliori , ITA, 1-4-1-4-1-2. 13
3. Fiamma. Alessandro Barnaba, ITA, 5-1-3-2-2-3. 16
2. Enfant Terrible. Alberto Rossi, ITA, 2-3-2-3-3-7. 20
4. Provezza 8. Levent Peynirci, TUR, 4-2-7-1-5-5. 24
5. Charisma. Nico Poons, MON, 3-6-4-6-4-6. 29
6. Asterisk Uno, Hasip Gencer, TUR, 7-5-5-5-7-4. 33
7. Struntje Light, Wolfgang Schaefer, GER, 6-8(dsq)-6-7-6-1. 34

Farr 40 website



by YCCS
- 7:14 PM Fri 1 Jul 2011 GMT



Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.
If you want to send this story to a friend, please use link below
http://www.sail-world.com/indexs.cfm?nid=85374

Based on your current download speed Sail-World has delivered large images (660 pixels long side.)  If you would like to see only small images (300 pixels long side) click here .  For medium sized images (500 pixels long side) click here .  If you would prefer to see text only (without pictures) click here

Click for further information on
Farr 40 One Design Regattas
Farr 40 News

Related News Stories:
23 Aug 2013  Rolex Farr 40 World Championship on the horizon
02 Jul 2012  Farr 40 North American Championship - Teams ready for battle
10 Mar 2012  Farr 40 USA Circuit Championship Event 2 Miami - Tough and tight
03 Jul 2011  Farr 40 - Settimana delle Bocche - Nerone victorious in Porto Cervo
27 Feb 2011  Rolex Farr 40 Worlds 2011 - Andrea Francolini's 'Best Of' event images
27 Feb 2011  Rolex Farr 40 Worlds - What a day, what a finish
26 Feb 2011  Rolex Farr 40 Worlds 2011 images by Howard Wright
26 Feb 2011  Rolex Farr 40 Worlds final day images by Alexandra McKinnon
26 Feb 2011  Rolex Farr 40 Worlds - Transfusion wins after courageous fightback
26 Feb 2011  Rolex Farr 40 Worlds - Andrea Francolini images of new World Champion

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS AUS
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT