Please select your home edition
Edition
Barton Marine 2019 728x90

International Finn Cup XVII Andrea Menoni Trophy at Fraglia Vela Malcesine - Overall

by Robert Deaves 4 Oct 2020 12:02 PDT
End of Race 6 - International Finn Cup XVII Andrea Menoni Trophy © Robert Deaves

Having already won the event a day early, Arkadii Kistanov, from Russia, comfortably won the final race of the International Finn Cup at Malcesine, Italy, on Sunday.

Christoph Burger, from Switzerland, took second while Matteo Iovenitti, took third and won the XVII Andrea Menoni Trophy as the first Italian. 34 sailors from eight nations took part.

It was an early start on Sunday with the fleet launching around 08.20 for a single race in a light northerly. With the pressure off, Kistanov won the pin end of the start and dominated the left to lead round the top to go on to record his fourth race win of the event.

Behind him the battle was on for second and third and the Menoni Trophy. Roberto Strappati rounded second just ahead of Iovenitti with all the other contenders close behind. Strappati stayed ahead to place second while Juan Ignacio Perez, from Mexico, had a great final run to move up to third.

A jury protest at the final mark disqualified Italy's Marko Kolic, which left Burger and Iovenitti, in fifth and fourth, and on equal points overall, broken only on the fourth countback. Burger took second overall while Iovenitti had to settle for third, but as top Italian won the coveted Andrea Menoni Trophy, held this year for the seventeenth time to remember the famous Italian sailor and coach. It was presented by his son Nicola Menoni, who also competed in the event again.

Burger was also top Master, Gerhard Weinreich, from Austria, was top Grand Master, Marco Buglielli, from Italy, was top Grand Grand Master, and also from Italy, Bruno Fezzardi was top Legend.

The Swiss team of Burger, Michael Beyeler and Peter Kilchenmann took the team prize, an innovative idea that weights the scores of sailors in different age categories to give some extra incentive throughout the fleet.

Overall Results: (top ten)

1 RUS 6 Arkadii Kistanov 6
2 SUI 7 Christoph Burger 26
3 ITA 1071 Matteo Iovenitti 27
4 ITA 115 Roberto Strappati 28
5 SUI 20 Michael Beyeler 33
6 MEX 1 Juan Ignacio Perez 34
7 AUT 333 Gerhard Weinreich 37
8 ITA 2 Marco Buglielli 42
9 ITA 234 Tommaso Ronconi 44
10 ITA 67 Gino Bucciarelli 52

Full results here

Related Articles

Finn Gold Cup Day 2: Nature wins the day
World's best young sailors speak out Racing was cancelled on the second day of the 2021 Finn Gold Cup in Porto, Portugal, with huge waves battering the harbour entrance in the afternoon and a complete lack of wind in the morning, following overnight storms. Posted on 9 May
Finn Gold Cup Day 1: Maloney leads in Porto
New Zealand's Andy Maloney has grabbed the early lead after three races New Zealand's Andy Maloney has grabbed the early lead at the Finn Gold Cup in Porto, Portugal, after three races on Saturday, the first day of racing. Posted on 8 May
Finn Gold Cup: Two Kiwis in top five after Day 1
Two of the Emirates Team NZ's America's Cup winning crew lie in the top five overall Two of the Emirates Team New Zealand America's Cup winning crew lie in the top five overall, in the Finn Gold Cup, after the first day of sailing in Porto, Portugal. Posted on 8 May
Finn Champions disappointed by Olympic decisions
Ahead of the 2021 Finn Gold Cup in Porto The 2021 Finn Gold Cup was opened on Friday in Porto, Portugal, but without an opening ceremony due to COVID-19, but with a practice race with a small fleet taking part. Posted on 8 May
Tom Ramshaw to face world's best at Finn Gold Cup
The Canadian sailor's last major international event before Tokyo 2020 Canadian Sailor Tom Ramshaw will test himself against the world's best in his last major international event before Tokyo 2020 by taking part in the 2021 Finn World Cup in Porto, POR, starting Saturday. Posted on 7 May
America's Cup champ to defend Finn World title
Two of the champion America's Cup crew will contest the Finn Gold Cup in Porto this weekend Two of the champion America's Cup crew, Andy Maloney and Josh Junior will contest the 2021 Finn Gold Cup in Porto, this weekend. Josh Junior will be defending his world title, and for both the regatta will probably determine the Tokyo 2020 Finn berth Posted on 7 May
Finn fleet gather in Porto for the Finn Gold Cup
Including Luke Muller, US Sailing Team member and Tokyo 2020 Finn Representative Known globally for its grand bridges and port wine production, Porto will soon be canvassed with 59 of the world's top Finn sailors from 33 countries, including Luke Muller, US Sailing Team member and Tokyo 2020 Finn Representative. Posted on 5 May
World's best sailors primed for epic Finn Gold Cup
An iconic trophy that is reputed to be more difficult to win than an Olympic Gold medal The Finn Gold Cup has been part of the fabric of the sport of sailing for 65 years, an iconic trophy that is reputed to be more difficult to win than an Olympic Gold medal. Posted on 4 May
52 pick up
Somebody only gets you the once. Hopefully… Somebody only gets you the once. Hopefully… Where the playing cards are held between the thumb and index finger, flexed down, and then sprayed out to a jumbled mess on the floor. Posted on 25 Apr
2021 Finn Gold Cup starts in 12 days
More than 60 Finn sailors from 30 nations are converging on Porto It is the final qualification regatta for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with one place available for both Europe and Africa. Posted on 23 Apr
Hella Dual Colour Floodlights - 728 x 90px - 004 gif BottomUpffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW FOOTERRooster 2020 - Impact BA - FOOTER