Please select your home edition
Lennon Thermalite 728x90 3

Persico 69F Revolution FCL - Day 2

by Wordpower srl 19 Aug 2020 02:12 PDT 17-19 August 2020

Experience versus euphoria. Hours and hours at the helm, choosing lay-lines and getting used to handling the team and the race field... or great physical strength, speed, energy, and lot of determination. The first semifinal of Persico 69F Revolution FCL today has awarded both the approaches: the experience of Enrico Zennaro, Lorenzo Tonini and Simone Salvà, and the energy and euphoria of young sailors from Dutch Sail Janssen De Jong, galvanized by a "up and down" race on the foil.

The second day of the Persico 69F Revolution FCL welcomed the teams onto water at breakfast time with 17 knots from the North with waves: twenty minutes later two of the four teams were already in the finals. Zeta Racing and Dutch Sail Janssen De Jong will have to wait until tomorrow to know who they will face in the final.

The attention, during the morning, moved to the lower past of the table: another four flights that promoted Young Azzurra, Kingdom Team Netherlands, Top Gun Racing and YCI-SVBG. Here was another race between experience and euphoria.

"In the semifinals for us experience has dominated," explain Zennaro, Salvà, and Tonini, the team of Zeta Racing, "we started very well, but then it was very 'stop and go': from 17 knots of wind to almost none, and everything has started again after the second buoy. We played our cards right, manoeuvrers well done, a cool head, and great navigation on the last leg allowed us to get the final".

"A great race," says the helmsman of Dutch Sail Janssen De Jong, Lars von Stekelenborg, "the level of this week was really high. The 'stop and go' was a part of the navigation experience here on Lake Garda and it was really hard to keep the lead, but we did everything we could to do it, in particular, we had a great battle against RHYC Team Agiplast, which was a great satisfaction for us."

In the lower part of the table rises Young Azzurra, in the spotlight after the announcement last week that starts the Italian Run towards the Youth America's Cup: "We lost the first race on the debut day and we found ourself in a hard position," explains the helmsman Ettore Botticini, "but today we knew how to react very well: two first places, strong and clear, allowed us to remedy and now we can fight. The next flight will be really hard."

Tomorrow, flight 11 will again see experience versus euphoria. On one side, Michele Paoletti, Vittorio Bissaro and Giuliano Desiderato (YCI-SVBG), sailors that have raced everywhere for a lot of years with or without foil... on the other side the euphoria, the determination and the youth of who have a lot to show: Young Azzurra (Ettore Botticini, Federico Colaninno, Francesca Bergamo), Kingdom Team Netherlands (Odile van Aanholt, Emma Savelon, Jorden van Rooijen with the Italian Guido Gallinaro) and Top Gun Racing (Ruggero Tita, Francesco Rubagotti and Matteo Pilati)... Under 25 teams with big dreams and big expectation.

Related Articles

This is what electric boats will look like
The Swedish Candela C-7 is the first long-range and high speed electric boat Yesterday marked a moment in history, as the first time a flying electric motorboat raced a flying sailing yacht. Both designs use hydrofoils that provide superior speed and energy efficiency over conventional boats. Posted on 13 May
Persico 69F Cup put on a show in Malcesine
Fourteen crews battled it out over two long weekends of regattas Fourteen crews battled it out over two long weekends of regattas, World Champions and Olympic sailors like Paul Goodson, Umberto Molineris and Lorenzo Bressani reinforced the flying teams on the waters of Lake Garda. Posted on 12 May
Young Azzurra wins in Malcesine
Opening Persico 69F Cup Grand Prix of 2021 Sunday was the final day of racing at the Grand Prix 1.1 Persico 69F Cup and Young Azzurra has won the first event in this year's circuit. Posted on 3 May
Young Azzurra in Malcesine for Persico 69F Cup
This will be the team's first event with new coach Gabriele Bruni This will be the second sporting event of the year for the YCCS team, which finished in second place in the first international leg of the Youth Foiling Gold Cup in March. Posted on 29 Apr
The Persico 69F Cup returns
Eight weeks of exciting racing are on tap this summer The first regatta of the second edition of the Persico 69F Cup will start on 30 April, unleashing the innovative foiling boats onto the waters of Malcesine. Posted on 29 Apr
A new beginning for the 69F Youth Foiling Gold Cup
Project builds momentum with Persico 69F Cup starting in Malcesine The 69F project builds momentum with Persico 69F Cup starting in Malcesine on the 27th of April and the second act of the Youth Foiling Gold Cup confirmed for August. Posted on 18 Apr
Liberty Bitcoin YFGC Gaeta 2021 - the last word
Next appointment: Limone, Lake Garda The Liberty Bitcoin YFGC is an international series of regattas raced by 18 to 25-year-old sailors from Hong Kong, the Netherlands, USA, Spain, Italy, Norway, Switzerland and Curaçao. Posted on 17 Mar
Liberty Bitcoin YFGC overall
No wind, no racing on the final day, DutchSail win No wind, no racing. DutchSail - Janssen de Jong win in Gaeta as all eyes turn to act 2 of the Liberty Bitcoin YFGC in Limone in August. Posted on 12 Mar
Young Azzurra takes 2nd in Youth Foiling Gold Cup
A long journey for the YCCS team A long journey for the YCCS team made up of skipper Ettore Botticini, flight controller Federico Colaninno, the two mainsail trimmers who alternate on board, Francesca Bergamo and Erica Ratti, and coach Enrico Zennaro. Posted on 12 Mar
Liberty Bitcoin YFGC day 8
Gaeta comes good When cooking, the end result is only ever as good as the quality of the ingredients. Today, Gaeta served up a full feast for the Liberty Bitcoin YFGC with all the required ingredients... Posted on 11 Mar
Lloyd Stevenson Catalyst 45 728x90px1 BOTTOMUSA Fusion ERX400 Wired Remote 728x90px BOTTOMSelden 2020 - FOOTER