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Splendido Mare Cup - Day 3

by Yacht Club Italiano 8 May 10:35 PDT 5-9 May 2021
Regate di Primavera - Splendido Mare Cup, day 3 © YCI / Studio Borlenghi

Conditions were almost summery on the water today for the third day of the Regate di Primavera - Splendido Mare Cup. The wind kept everyone waiting for a few hours with the day's race starting at 19 minutes past midday. Then came a breeze of around 6/7 knots that permitted a race on an 11 mile course.

Rinaldo Del Bono's Capricorno finished in 1h34m09s, crossing the line first for the third consecutive line-honours win (the first two in corrected time). Del Bono's 78 footer again showed she was unbeatable, thanks also to a star-studded crew and a series of races that saw her a winner in all weather conditions over the past few days.

There was a close fight for the top positions, with Carlo Alberini's Pendragon finishing second just one minute behind Capricorno. Third was Luciano Gandini's Mylius 80 Twin Soul B in another brilliant series of races despite not being such a thoroughbred racer as his two companions on the podium.

The overall ranking after three races thus sees Capricorno firmly in the lead thanks to a series of first places, Twin Soul B - placed 2,3,3 - and Pendragon (4,7,2). There is just one day of racing left to have the definitive results and crown the winner of the Regate di Primavera - Splendido Mare Cup.

On board of Indomabile Pensiero, helmed by YCI President Gerolamo Bianchi, was the Mayor of Genoa, Marco Bucci, who hoisted a Genoa flag at the stern, a symbol of strength and resilience. Ashore to greet the crews was the President of the Liguria Region, Giovanni Toti, accompanied by the President of the Port Authority, Paolo Emilio Signorini, and the Regional Assessor, Ilaria Cavo.

Yesterday evening was very cordial with a spectacle of music and lights in the Portofino Piazzetta, especially with the notes of the young pianist Alessandro Martire. An internationally famous musician whose original concert performances have taken him to the world's most prestigious theatres.

The official tenders of the Regate di Primavera - Splendido Mare Cup are the two iconic models of the Wallytender line: 43wallytender and 48wallytender. These boats are provided by Wally as shuttles for guests of the organisers and sponsors, offering an unique experience of sailing and life on board.

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